NASTAR Nationals Heads to Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows
The Liberty Mutual Insurance NASTAR National Championships are heading to Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows in 2018, the first time since 1981 the event has been held west of the Rocky Mountains. Races and events are scheduled for March 21-25, 2018.
This year’s Championships will take place after the conclusion of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, building on the enthusiasm generated by the Games in a new locale with a strong Olympic legacy. Following the success of the 2017 Audi FIS Ski World Cup, as well as numerous U.S. Alpine Championships and the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley has proven to be a world-class venue, excelling at hosting large, multi-discipline events.
Built on the legacy of the Squaw Valleyhosted 1960 Winter Olympics, the resort has reared celebrated athletes such as Julia Mancuso, Travis Ganong, Marco Sullivan, Tamara McKinney, JT Holmes, Jonny Moseley, Michelle Parker, Cody Townsend, Jeremy Jones, Nate Holland and Errol Kerr.
Known for vast alpine peaks and iconic lifts such as KT-22 and the Aerial Tram, Squaw Valley provides a scenic backdrop for NASTAR’s biggest event of the season. The resort is only a 45-minute drive from the RenoTahoe International Airport and can be easily reached on nonstop flights daily from 20 major U.S. cities. NASTAR participants qualify for the championships by winning medals within their age, ability, and gender groups or at Regional Championships.
FROM TOP: MIKAELA SHIFFRIN WON BOTH THE SLALOM AND GIANT SLALOM RACES AT THE 2017 AUDI FIS SKI WORLD CUP IN SQUAW VALLEY; THE AERIAL TRAM IS ONE OF SQUAW VALLEY’S ICONIC LIFTS.