Winter Park Resort Hosts Annual NASTAR Championships March 25-28, 2010

Bonnier Mountain Group and Winter Park Resort are teaming up to hold 2010’s upcoming Nature Valley NASTAR Championships.  This year, over 1,300 racers are expected to compete in a variety of events over a three day period.  Throughout NASTAR’s 42 years the event has been hosted by many different resorts, spending the last four years at Steamboat.

NASTAR, which stands for National STAndard Race Program, is the world’s largest recreational ski & snowboard race program, and allows racers of all ages & abilities, through a handicap system, a way to compare themselves with one another and with the national champion, regardless of when and where they race.

Competitors ranging in age from 3 to 90 have qualified for the 2010 National Championships by earning a top-three ranking in their age division at one of North America’s 120+ Nature Valley NASTAR ski resorts.  Racers from the United States, Canada, Australia, Chile, and England will be competing for a variety of titles in Winter Park this year.  Racers compete within age and gender categories within their division and discipline.  Disciplines include Alpine and Telemark skiing, Snowboarding, as well as Physically Challenged categories.

Both Winter Park Resort and the town of Winter Park are thrilled to have the privilege of hosting the event concurrently with the resort’s 70 year anniversary.  President and Chief Operating Officer of Winter Park Resort, Gary DeFrange states that “Winter Park Resort is extremely excited and proud to be partnering with NASTAR to host the National Championships this March.  With so many people anticipated to attend this year’s event, winter sport enthusiasts will enjoy Winter Park Resort’s tremendous value coupled with our close proximity to Denver.”

Staywinterpark in Winter Park is offering some of the best lodging deals for competitors, families and friends, and literally anyone who happens to be in town for the duration of the championships. Brian Lence, President of Staywinterpark says, “Staywinterpark has developed a solid history of catering to the specific needs of visiting athletes, coaches, families and friends coming to Winter Park for organized competition, and we are thrilled to be given the opportunity of playing our part once more. With up to 5,000 incremental visitors expected for the Championships, Staywinterpark is offering some fantastic specials exclusively for visitors to the Resort during this time. ”

For you skiers and snowboarders, there are only a few days left to qualify!  Get your qualifying runs in by February 15th, and be sure to register for the Championships by March 17th to be eligible!

Staywinterpark is the longest established rental management company in Winter Park, Colorado having provided private vacation rentals in the Winter Park & Fraser Valley for over 37 years.

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