17/18 Racing Information

Perfect North Slopes offers a variety of training and practice opportunities for racers of all aspirations and abilities.  If you are interested in becoming a racer, aspire to improve your skills through the gates, or just want to participate occasionally in a downhill race, then we have races and lesson programs to fit your needs.  Racing and gate instruction usually occurs on Intermission, which on occasion may be closed to the public for exclusive race participant use; please check our News and Snow Report for updates of the status of Intermission. 

Continuing from previous seasons: All race programs include a NASTAR season pass!

Cost of races or race instruction does not include lift ticket or equipment. Racers must be at least 7 years old, able to ride chairlift by themselves and ski intermediate terrain confidently and competently. There are no makeup classes, and training does occur on holidays. Participants must have a racing waiver on file each season.

Youth Race: Hot Shots  $100 or $125

$100: 4 week program Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from 6:30PM-8:00PM
$125: 4 week program Sundays from 9:30AM-11:00AM

Ages:  7 Years Old through High School
Skill: Emerging Beginner to Intermediate
Prerequisite: Skiers must be able to turn, control speed and stop on blue square terrain.
Equipment: Helmets are strongly recommended for all Race Programs.

The Youth Race Hot Shots Program is designed for both new and experienced racers to improve their racing skills. This 4 week program must be added to a season pass and is offered Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from 6:30PM-8:00PM ($100) or Sundays from 9:30AM-11:00AM ($125).  Racers will improve their general skiing ability, become more comfortable on a race course, and learn the same techniques used by the US Ski Team.  Training will consist of technical free skiing with an instructor, as well as gate training and timed runs.  With participants grouped by similar skill levels, more experienced racers may use this as a stepping stone from recreational into competitive racing.

When: The first session starts the week of January 1st, 2018 and the second session starts the week of February 4th, 2018. Hot Shots runs for 4 consecutive weeks on your selected day and time.


High School Race Program

$175: 8 week program

Ages:  High School Freshman through Senior
Beginner to Advanced
Equipment: Helmets are strongly recommended for all Race Programs.

The High School Race Program is for the individual racer or group of friends who would like to begin or develop their racing skill. This is an eight week program offered on Thursdays from 4:30PM-6:00PM.  This program develops both new and experienced racers.  This program is similar to the Youth Race Hot Shots Program, but will include an element of friendly competition between schools, even if only one student from a school participates. Some schools may use this program as a lettered athletic program, but it is not a requirement. Athletic directors are welcome to contact us for more details. Program starts the week of January 2nd.

When: Thursdays, 4:30PM-6:00PM beginning January 4, 2018


Adult Race Program

$200: 8 week program

Ages:  18 and older
Beginner to Intermediate+
Equipment: Helmets are strongly recommended for all Race Programs.

So maybe you're new to racing and are looking for a place to start.  Or perhaps you're a recreational racer and would like to improve your skill a level or two.  This program is for you! We will separate into groups by skill level, so beginners and intermediates alike can receive relevant coaching.  Training emphasis will be on having fun, and improving fundamental racing skills. All training will also provide a solid basis for those skiers only wishing to race NASTAR.

When: Mondays, 6:30PM-8:30PM beginning January 1, 2018


Advanced Race Programs

$200: Each 8 week program

Ages:  7 and older
Must have completed at least one season in the Hot Shots Program or have prior race experience
Equipment: Helmets are strongly recommended for all Race Programs. Poles and shin guards are required for the Slalom Program on Tuesdays.

You are well beyond recreational racing and are looking for a path into or advancement in the competitive realm; these are the programs for you! There are three Advanced Race Programs, each starting the first week of January and running for 8 weeks on their respective nights from 6:30PM-8:30PM. Choose one, two or three, each will enhance your skill for different facets of racing.

The Technical Program is on Mondays emphasizing non-gate race technique and general high-level skiing skills that will enhance your overall racing ability.

The Slalom Program on Tuesdays, and the Giant Slalom Program on Wednesdays programs target the higher level racer who wants to become more proficient in these particular race disciplines.  These programs are a great fit for those who have taken the Monday Night Program and wish to experience the next level. Racers will benefit from the training, techniques, and discipline an organized race program provides.  Training emphasis will be on having fun, and improving fundamental racing skills. 

When: 6:30PM-8:30PM beginning the week of January 1, 2018



$65 for season pass
$10 for unlimited runs / one day, $5 for two runs
INCLUDED with purchase of any race program add-on

Ages:  7 and older
Beginner to Expert
Equipment: Helmets are strongly recommended for all Race Programs.

NASTAR racing is open to the public with many opportunities through the season to compete.  NASTAR runs on Thursdays 6:30pm to 8:30pm starting January 4th, also Sundays 11:00AM-1:00PM January 7, 21, 28, February 4, 11; December and March races to be determined based on weather and course conditions.  Registration opens one hour before race time.


Weekend Public Races

February 4th, 2018
King-Queen of the Hill – 10:00am; $20 for ages 13+, $10 for ages 12 and under

Wax up your skis and come join us for the annual King & Queen of the Hill race Sunday February 4. The race is a combined event, with Downhill and Super G runs down Lower Runway, and GS and Slalom runs down Intermission. The Downhill run alone is worth the entry fee. We'll be crowning a new King and Queen, as well as medals for the top three finishers in several age and gender categories. This is the one time you can look forward to being clocked on the radar gun, with a chance to stand on the podium just like our Olympians. Entry fee for the event is only $20 for adults, $10 for kids 12 and under. Registration begins at 8:30 the morning of the event. Race begins at 10:00am. All racers shall check in at race hut by orange chairlift by 9:30.

Race Results:

Place     Group
1 Kiera Steinhilber Age 9-12
2 Mia Newton Age 9-12
3 Ella Gunning Age 9-12
2 Megan Peters Age 13-20
3 Carly Kane Age 13-20
1 Laura Witmer Age 21+
2 Laurie Sydzik Age 21+
3 Dawne Patterson Age 21+
Place     Group
1 Lachlan Brady Age 8-12
2 Braden Becknell Age 8-12
3 Nicolas Newton Age 8-12
1 Andrew Santamarina 14-17
2 Filippo Tosolini 14-17
3 Ryan Ray 14-17
1 Kyle Klein 20-37
2 Keegan Newton 20-37
3 Connor Steinhilber 20-37
1 Alex Steinhilber 45-56
2 Michael Lober 45-56
3 Fumikito Takeuchi 45-56
1 Jim Noah 56-Up
2 Mark (Maddog) Miller 56-Up
3 Thomas Scally 56-Up
Place     Group
1 Max Withrow Boarder
2 Grant Holloway Boarder
3 Adam Hackman Boarder


February 24th, 2018
Super NASTAR - 10am;  $5 for 2 runs, $10 for the session; times qualify for OVSC

February 25th, 2018
Top To Bottom – 10am; $15, times qualifiy for OVSC & USSA    

All races are open to the public.

Snow making on the night previous will delay all start times by 1 hour.

Registration begins one hour prior to race at the base of Intermission.




Visit our Children's LessonsAdaptiveAdult Lesson Series, and/or Daily Lessons pages for information on additional lessons. 

Visit our Tips for First Timers page to obtain additional information about your first visit.