Ski Area: Preparing for 15-16 Season

Cataloochee Ski Area




Looking forward to November 1!




The new 2015-16 NASTAR Racing Program information will be available soon.  Thank you!

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. Racing is on Sundays, slopes permitting, beginning January 4, and on-Mountain registration begins at 7:30AM and you can register at the Ticket Center and pay for racing on the lower level of the lodge or pre-register online at All races are subject to weather and slope conditions. Lift ticket/slope pass or a season pass is required to participate.  Racing begins at 11:00AM and runs until 2:30PM, or until the last race finishes.

NASTAR Racing Rates
$7.00 (2 runs)
$5.00 for ages 12 and under (2 runs)
2.00 for each additional run (limit four runs total)

NASTAR Regristration Form



Cataloochee Challenge Cup Race Series

Beginning Thursday, January 8, Cataloochee will be hosting its Cataloochee Challenge Cup Race Series. Races will be held on the following Thursdays and all races begin at 7pm:

Thursday, January 8
Thursday, January 15
Thursday, January 22
Thursday, January 29
Thursday, February 5
Thursday, February 12
Thursday, February 19
Thursday, February 26

NEW this season we have opened up the Adult race league to 18 and over and with that a new age category of 18-29 year olds. 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 cool prizes! Age categories are 18-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59 and 60 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.

Race Only $15
Race and Night Lift Ticket (6 -10pm) $35