NASTAR stands for NAtional STAndard Race and is the largest public grassroots ski racing program in the world. Founded in 1968, NASTAR gives recreational racers an opportunity to compete and compare their scores to friends and family regardless of when and where they race using the NASTAR handicap system.

NASTAR was developed by SKI Magazine in 1968 and now boasts more than 100,000 races at over 100 resorts around the country.  Racers are scored with a handicap system that provides participants with a tangible number, or handicap, that represents their ability against U.S. Ski Team athletes and pacesetters. 

Today, NASTAR is operated by U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association. Through this association with the U.S. Ski & Snowboard and U.S. Ski Team, NASTAR is bringing greater awareness to the sport and value to the industry while motivating participants of all ages to get involved in ski racing.



Mount Kato NASTAR Races | Family Fun Races

Race DateRegistrationRace TimeRace CourseResults
January, 24thMount Kato Learning Center | 1:00pm – 1:30pm1:30pm – 3:30pmWolf RidgeCanceled
January, 31stMount Kato Learning Center | 1:00pm – 1:30pm1:30pm – 3:30pmWolf RidgeView
February, 7thMount Kato Learning Center | 1:00pm – 1:30pm1:30pm – 3:30pmWolf Ridge Canceled
February, 14thMount Kato Learning Center | 1:00pm – 1:30pm1:30pm – 3:30pmWolf Ridge Canceled
February, 21stMount Kato Learning Center | 1:00pm – 1:30pm1:30pm – 3:30pmWolf Ridge 
February, 28th Mount Kato Learning Center | 1:00pm – 1:30pm | Fun Four Five1:30pm – 3:30pm Wolf Ridge  

Midwest Race League | Scored As NASTAR Races

Must Be Registered In the Midwest Race League To Race In These Races.
If You Are Interested In Trying Adult Recreational Racing & Are Over 18,  You May Guest Race Once Before Joining.
For More Information On Midwest Race League: MRL Info

Race DatesStart TimesResults
January, 14thRegistration At 6:00pm | Practice At 7:00 pmThe Lift Bar & Grill
January, 21stRace Starts At 7:00 pmThe Lift Bar & Grill
January, 28thRace Starts At 7:00 pmThe Lift Bar & Grill
January, 23rdRace Starts At 7:00 pmThe Lift Bar & Grill
February, 4thRace Starts At 7:00 pmThe Lift Bar & Grill
February, 11thRace Starts At 7:00 pmThe Lift Bar & Grill
February, 18thRace Starts At 7:00 pmThe Lift Bar & Grill
February, 25thRace Starts At 7:00 pm | Awards Following Race The Lift Bar & Grill

Midwest Race League

An adult recreational series geared for people of any ability. Thursday Night League is for adults age 18 and older with teams of up to 10 racers. No racing experience is necessary, but you must be able to ski or snowboard. 

League Schedule

League races begin January 6 and end on February 24. The first night starts at 6:30pm with an organizational meeting, followed by the race at 7:00pm. All 7 races will count towards league awards and championship placement. The last week also consists of race league awards and final registration for the championship race.

MRL Race Registration Fee

Age 18 & Older $100 by Nov. 30th then $115 after

For Information On Mount Kato’s NASTAR Race Program For All Ages:


Race DatesStart Times
January 6thMeeting At 6:00 | Registration | Practice Night
January 13thRace Starts At 7:00 pm
January 20thRace Starts At 7:00 pm
January 27thRace Starts At 7:00 pm
February 3thRace Starts At 7:00 pm
February 10thRaces Start At 7:00 pm 
February 17thRaces Start At 7:00 pm 
February 24thRaces Start At 7:00 pm | Awards Following Race

2021 | Mount Kato Midwest Race League | Results

Midwest Regime 45.18  49.48 50.06 56.63 53.08   201.35
We Ain’t Bad 43.73 50.2 53.63 39.96 49.79   187.52
Thirsty Beavers  43.57 44.12  39.71 47.32 41.29   174.72
Nicollet Bike & Ski 35.91 41.31 30.18 42.32 44.5   149.72
Mangy Bastards  18.09 33.09 40.37 36.58 47.79   128.13
Buddies 19.27  19.86 23.7323.73  28.16   125.49
Nooobs 19.19 10.89 22.71 20.69 29.46  112.82 

2020 | Mount Kato Midwest Race League | Results

Mount Kato | Race League        
Midwest Regime  53.86 56.2 51.86 54.46 54.88 50.08 54.88376.22
We Ain’t Bad 44.61 47.71 41.3251.26 46.19 50.80 51.00332.89
Mangy Bastards 47.87  27.64 40.4847.02  46.75 32.65 48.43 290.84
Nicollet Bike & Ski 36.15  41.33 37.66 36.40 38.9043.64  34.53 268.61
 Nooobs 34.95 35.19 36.24 38.70 39.49 33.69 37.93256.19
Thirsty Beavers 34.10 43.53 40.30 29.71 26.2128.95 38.20 241.00
Buddies 9.21 34.46 13.74 22.58 31.66 DNS 22.61  134.26
Turtle Grand Prix5.36 17.58 13.84 15.31 20.03 20.75 17.59 110.46

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7


2019 | Mount Kato Midwest Race League | Results

Team Points

Team WK 1WK 2WK 3WK 4WK 5WK 6WK 7Total
Mount Kato | Race League         
Midwest Regime 40.63 40.96 52.62 43.95 46.36 31.99 25.6250.12
We Ain’t Bad 39.2840.927.2935.6138.8350.5754.74236.65
Mangy Bastards 32.61 37.101 42.85 35.64 40.13 35.05 38.12226.451
Nooobs 26.531.69 28.89 33.25 40.2429.00  31.34191.91
Buddies 30.66 25.61 4.16 11.55 13.25 15.52 18.61 103.84
Rapid Butts 10.75 18.812.61  17.94 20.05 19.55 21.6191.77

Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5

2018 | Mount Kato Midwest Race League | Results

Team Points

TeamRace 1Race 2Race 3Race 4Race 5Race 6Race 7Total
Midwest Regime45.7656.5458.67 51.48 42.24 52.12 306.81
Ubangee Death Squad37.151.2244.1141.67  51.15 50.17  275.42
Rapid Butt22.6732.9433.4137.52 21.16 26.73  178.51
Buddies23.1418.2918.83 29.03 40.30 35.48   165.07

Race 1Race 2Race 3Race 4Race 5Race 6

FOUR° Alpine Ski Team

Freestyle Development Team

Mount Kato Park Team

Snowboarders & Skiers Ages 8 to 18

Kids love to play on boards and skis weather fast or slow, forward or backward, grinding or jumping. The Mount Kato Park Team provides an environment where kids can learn and develop these skills in a safe, guided environment. Freestyle is a combination of riding and skiing with acrobatics. Where individuals can challenge themselves and the slopes over jumps, rails and boxes.  Safety and skill development go hand in hand as participants will learn park etiquette with basic skills while building their range of tricks. Practices are designed to be challenging and fun while helping each individual develop his or her athletic skills and confidence. This program will consist of seven practices plus four competitions with other freestyle teams. additional practices maybe available based on interest.

Before November 30th$225
After November 30th$240


Practice Schedule | Sundays 12:30p to 3:30p

All practices and competitions are Sundays starting in mid-December. Local practice will be held from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm each Sunday.

Racing Development Team

Giving young skiers and ski racers an opportunity to develop and improve their skills through participation in a quality program that emphasizes safety, fun and skill development. Our developmental team program challenges each athlete to do their best while maintaining the enjoyment of skiing. The skills gained through this program can help individuals build a healthy active lifestyle while participating in a life long sport.

9 week program for the 7-18 year old (age as of Sept. 1st).

Starts in December. Racers must be able to ride the ski lift unassisted.
Lift Tickets and Rentals not included.

Program Hours 
Ages 7-18 Saturday ONLY purchased by Nov 30th. Sat. 9:30-12:30$325
Ages 7-18 with three practices purchased by Nov 30th.  Tues. & Thurs. 6:00-7:30 & Sat. 9:30-12:30$425  


The success of the Mankato D-Team is dependent upon a volunteer community.

The Mankato D-Team, Mount Kato home race and Family Fun Races are all worked by volunteers. Volunteer sign-ups are managed through the Shutterfly site.


Practices Days

Tuesday & Thursday (if registered for weekdays)

6:00 – 7:30 pm practice


9:30a – 12:30p  practice

Practice Expectations


Race Days

Typical Race Day Schedule

8:30 amCheck -in at registration Purchase lift ticket
9:00 amMeet with coaches & inspect slalom course
10 :00 amTwo slalom runs
LunchAfter both slalom runs complete
1 2:30 pmMeet with coaches & inspect giant slalom course
1:00 pmTwo giant slalom runs
4:00 pmAward ceremony . Please stay if you can to support your team mates

What to Bring on Race Day 

  • Helmet & Goggles
  • Skis
  • Boots
  • Poles
  • Jacket & Snow pants
  • Gloves/ Mittens & Neck Gator
  • Safety pins or duct tape for attaching race number
  • Team Race Bib (optional)
  • GS suit (optional)
  • Hand & foot warmers
  • Camera/ Video Camera (optional)
  • Lunch or money for lunch

Ski racing is a winter weather sport. It is rare that a race is cancelled, so plan accordingly.


Keeping In Touch

The D-Team’s Shutterfly site will be the main source of communication for team members . All parents need to sign up!

If you have a Shutterfly account, sign in with the account login .

If you do not have a Shutterfly account, you will need to create an account to sign in.

When requesting membership, please indicate your child’s name.

After membership acknowledgement…
(this may take 1-2 days)

  1. Click on Roster tab
  2. Enter information for your participant on the D-Team