Part 2: NASTAR Nationals
After USSA Masters, I headed over to NASTAR Nationals at Winter Park. The championships of the world’s largest known recreational ski and board race program, NASTAR
Nationals is like a lollapalooza for alpine competitors: more than 1,000 racers from preschoolers to 100-year-olds on multiple courses. There are concerts, ski celebrities, ski
and snowboard demos, and an entire village of product reps.
SkiRacing.com APRIL 7, 2011 | 45 Virginia Dudley is a true ski racing matriarch, standing here with her daughter Tamara Mc- Carty (right), 11-year-old grand- son Bryan McCarty (left), and 5-year-old granddaughter Arian- na McCarty (front). A transplant Coloradan from Kansas, Virginia Dudley took up skiing as the natu- ral thing to do in her new state. After seeing Virginia on her first NASTAR podium two years ago, her daughter and grandchildren decided they wanted to compete with Grandma. Mrs. Dudley’s highlight of NASTAR Nationals: “Having three generations of fam- ily racing together two years in a row.” Virginia captures grandson Bryan racing.
NASTAR; JAKE BRIGHT
From Philadelphia, Maisha Coleman
asked her dad to race after seeing a
NASTAR poster at a local Pennsylvania
ski resort. Her favorite part of NASTAR
Nationals was skiing in Colorado. I
asked her about future racing goals.
“To be on the U.S. Ski Team in the
Olympics,” she said.