NC Ski Racing

No matter your age or skill level, you can be a ski racer right here in NC.
(But somebody named Jochl will always be faster than you.)

“I rike to race, but I hate to roose.” Masayoshi Kashiwagi 1972


Ski racing for ages 4-18

For more information go to:
2018 High Country Junior Race Series

January 7: Appalachian
January 21: Sugar
January 28: Beech
February 4: Beech
February 11: Appalachian
February 18: Sugar – Championship

Beech Mtn- February 26, 2017
Registration: 8:00-9:00 a.m. /View Haus Restaurant
Inspection: 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Start Time: 10:00 a.m.
Racer Lift Ticket Fee: $22.00
Immediate Family Lift Ticket Fee: $32.00
Race Fee: $7.00
Type: Giant Slalom
Awards will be approximately 1 hour after the end of the race. Awards will be in the View Haus or on the deck outside if weather permits.
There will be a $30 deposit collected for race bibs. The deposit will be returned at the end of the race series or when the bib is returned.

Ski racing for ski club members

Crescent Ski Council Competition

2017/2018 Crescent Ski Council Race Series

Gate Training at Appalachian each Friday evening before a Boone Area Crescent Race

Race Format – Two runs of Slalom on Saturdays and two runs of Giant Slalom on Sundays

December 16 & 17, 2017 Appalachian Mt, NC Race 9:30
January 06 & 07, 2018 Sugar Mt, NC Race 9:00
January 7-14, 2018 Crescent Ski Council Ski Week
January 27 & 28, 2018 Canaan Valley, WV Race TBD
February 5, 2018 Cupp Run Challenge at Snowshoe, WV
February 10 & 11, 2018 Beech Mt, NC Race 10:00
February 24 & 25, 2018 Appalachian Mt, NC Race 9:30
March TBA, 2018 Governor’s Cup Race at Timberline, WV
March 4, 2018 Dick Trundy/Sugar Cup GS Sugar Mt. 9:00
March 9-11, 2018 Crescent Cup, SilverCreek, WV 8:45
March 21-25, 2018 NASTAR Nationals Squaw Valley, Calif.

Crescent Ski Council Race Results

USSA Ski racing at Sugar Mountain

Sugar Mountain – Saturday, February 24, 2018 – Sunday, February 25, 2018
The region’s top ski racers compete for limited spots to participate in the Eastern Championships. Slalom & giant slalom competitions are for licensed USSA racers and by invitation only. Competitions begin at 9:00 a.m.

Ski racing for a good cause and to remember Richard T. Trundy

Sugar Mountain
Mar 4, 2018 (Sunday)
Richard T. Trundy Memorial Sugar Cup Competition

A giant slalom competition for participants with at least an intermediate or above ability level. 100% of all entry fees goes to the American Cancer Society in memory of Sugar Mountain’s former Director of Operations, Richard T. Trundy.

Ski racing for everybody

(Not sure if Beech is doing this in 2018, but hoping they do.)

Skier/Boarder Cross Races
January 27-28, 2018 — Appalachian Ski Mtn.
The USASA series is back once again in NC! This 7 event series is open to both skiers and snowboarders of all age and ability. Whether you are a seasoned ripper or beginner, we invite you to come out and experience a well run, super fun, and safe event series this winter. There will be tons of prizes, raffles, great food, live music, not to mention a chance to qualify for the USASA Nationals in Colorado!

Expect App Ski Mtn to construct a fun and versatile Skier/Boarder X course in Appal Jam and Candied Appal for the event.

The Nature Valley NASTAR age categories are as follows: 1-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-20, 21-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95+

Nastar racing
NASTAR is the acronym for the NAtional STAndard Race and is the largest public grassroots ski race program in the world. More than 95,000 Nature Valley NASTAR participants compete throughout the season to win platinum, gold, silver and bronze medals in their age and gender groups. In addition, participants are ranked in their ability group and the top ranked racers qualify to compete in the Nature Valley NASTAR National Championships.

Nastar racing at Sugar – every Saturday and Sunday at noon
Nastar is a public racing program that provides recreational racers with the opportunity to compare their ability to the fastest member of the US Ski Team. Nastar races are held every Saturday and Sunday at 12 noon on Oma’s Meadow (Big Red).

Nastar racing at Cataloochee – every Saturday and Sunday at noon
NASTAR is a public racing program that provides recreational racers with an opportunity to compare their ability to the fastest member of the US Ski Team (USST). NASTAR is the largest recreational ski race program in the world, developed by SKI Magazine in 1968, and is available at over 120 of the nation’s premier resorts. This fun, competitive and easily accessible racing program allows racers of all ages and abilities a means to compare themselves with one another, regardless of when and where they race. This is accomplished by establishing the National Standard on each NASTAR course, and through a racer handicap system. Each time you race NASTAR, you could win a Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze medal based on the handicap you earn. The NASTAR races are held at Cataloochee on Saturday and Sunday each week beginning at 12 noon. On-Mountain registration begins at 11:00AM and is located at the Group Sales office in Ski/Snowboard School building or pre-register online at All races are subject to weather and slope conditions. Lift ticket/slope pass or a season pass required to participate. We will not be running Nastar on Holiday Weekends Rates are $7.00 for 2 runs, $5.00 for ages 12 and under for 2 runs, and $2.00 for each additional run. Come out and join the FUN!

Racing for night skiing adults

Cataloochee Thursday Night Race League
Open to everyone 18 and older, Cataloochee will be hosting the Cataloochee Thursday Night Race League beginning January 4, 2018. Races will be held each Thursday evening and all races begin at 7pm.

Race dates are: Thursday, January 4 Thursday, January 11 Thursday, January 18 Thursday, January 25 Thursday, February 1 Thursday, February 8 Thursday, February 15 Thursday, February 22

Individuals will race against the clock on a modified GS or Slalom course for the better of two runs. Top three challengers in both men’s and women’s age divisions will win some great prizes! Age categories are 18-20, 21-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60 & up and over for both men and women. Helmets and Goggles are required. Helmets are available for rental. Registration is open from 6 until 7:30pm. Racing begins at 7pm and ends when all racers have had two runs or 8:30pm, which ever comes first. Awards immediately following race conclusion. Racing Rates $15.00 Race Only $35.00 Race and Night Lift Ticket (6 -10pm)

Racing for Students

Cataloochee Middle & High School Racing Program
Welcome racers and coaches to an exciting season of Cataloochee Middle & High School Racing! Below is important information for you and your coach to know prior to the beginning of race season.

To purchase your Race Program online, click HERE. Under promo code, type RACE and pick the package you need. Deadline to register is January 2, 2018.

Racing begins at 6:00 PM

Middle School (Tuesdays)

January 9
January 16
January 23
January 30
February 6
February 13
February 20
February 27

High School (Wednesdays)

January 10
January 17
January 24
January 31
February 7
February 14
February 21
February 28

Middle School and High School Finals: Sunday, March 4, 2018 / High School Race will be held first, Middle School Race will be held second.

If you are interested in competing in our program, you must be assigned to a team and appear on the team roster before registering. Contact your team coach and let them know you wish to race. If you do not have a team, we will assign you to one. Please send an email to telling us your age, grade, gender, discipline (ski or snowboard) and the school you attend. Once the teams have formed, we will let you know which team you will be on.

All racing registration must be done online and is only available online.

Appalachian Cup Race Series – App Ski Mountain
The Appalachian Cup Race Series is back and better for its second season! This series is a skiing & snowboarding race program for students age 5-18. This is a recreational series, open to riders of intermediate ability and up.

Races will be held on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm with the final race on Sunday, March 11. Practices begin Jan 17th.

A participant can sign up for lift tickets, race fees, and rentals if needed for only $185 for 9 days! The lift tickets also begin at 4pm, and will be good all day long for the finals, giving riders extra time on the slopes. If a participant has a season membership, the cost is $65 for the race fee. Riders can also pay per event – $30 or $8 if they have a membership.

New for this year will be a program for entry level racers, allowing these participants 3 practices to build more confidence on the race course.

The format for the races will be the best out of two runs. Ski and snowboard divisions are offered for both male and female. Be a part of this exciting race series at App Ski Mtn.!

For more information, contact :
Rick Crisler (980) 241-9043
or the French Swiss Ski College (828) 295-9311

Ski racing for locals (and Jochls)

SMARL Is A Continuing Success Because of Local Support and Those Working Behind The Scenes
SMARL – Sugar Mountain Adult Race League
6 Monday nights January until mid February
At the end of the season, SMARL celebrates with a party—awards, a food buffet and beer. Sponsors of SMARL are Monster Energy, High Country Press, Ski Country Sports and Sugar Mountain Resort. – NC Ski Reports, Conditions, Webcams, News, Weather and More

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