Alterra Mountain Company has committed to add FREE recreational ski racing courses to its mountain destinations for the 23/24 winter season and beyond in partnership with Mikaela Shiffrin, U.S. Ski and snowboard, and Outside Interactive, Inc., owner of NASTAR. all current NASTAR ski racing courses are free for guests at Palisades Tahoe in California, Sugarbush in Vermont and Deer Valley Resort and Solitude in Utah.

Two people in ski gear getting ready to race down a ski course

NASTAR is the largest grassroots ski racing program in the world, offering recreational racers of all skill levels an opportunity to compete with friends and family and get a first-hand taste of Mikaela's inspiring life on the snow.

“We love that Alterra is opening up NASTAR racing to everyone for free in honor of Mikaela’s 87th win,” said U.S. Ski & Snowboard President and CEO, Sophie Goldschmidt. “Mikaela is inspiring our nation by becoming the winningest skier of all time, and now fans get to try the sport where she has had so much success. We hope everyone gets out and tries ski racing.”

An adult and kid in ski gear standing next to a Nastar ski gate smiling at the camera


Mikaela Shiffrin, world champion alpine skier and Ikon Pass ambassador, is the most winning World Cup alpine skier of all time with 87 wins.

“Some of my earliest memories on skis were at the top of a NASTAR course with my parents and my brother. For me, and for many of my teammates, this early exposure to ski racing helped ignite a lifelong passion for this sport,” said Mikaela Shiffrin, alpine skier champion and all-time World Cup record holder. “Partnering with Alterra Mountain Company to eliminate the barrier to these courses for all ski fans is an incredible way to help give back and expose even more people to the thrill of competing on the slopes.

A young skier going through ski gates on a Nastar race course