This fun, competitive program is available for skiers of all ability levels. It gives skiers the ability to compare themselves with each, regardless of when and where they race. This is made possible by establishing the National Standard on each NASTAR course, and through a racer handicap system. When skiers race NASTAR, they are eligible to win a Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze medal based on the handicap they earn.
Racing is on Sundays at Cataloochee Ski Area starting January 5, and on-Mountain registration begins at 11:00AM. Skiers can also register at the Ticket Center and pay for racing on the lower level of the lodge or pre-register online at Nastar.com. All races are subject to weather and slope conditions. Lift ticket/slope pass or a season pass is required to participate.
Cataloochee Challenge Cup Adult Racing Series
This year Cataloochee Ski Area is hosting an adult racing series for competitive skiers. Starting on January 9th, races will be held on Thursday at 7pm.
In this race series, individuals will race on a modified GS or Slalom course for the better of two runs. The top three challengers in both men’s and women’s age divisions will win prizes. Age categories are 21-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50 and over for both men and women.
Participants must be 21 years of age or older to participate. Helmets and goggles are required. Registration is open from 6 until 7:30pm. Racing begins at 7pm and ends when all racers have had two runs or at 8:30pm. Awards will immediately follow the end of each race.
- Thursday, January 9
- Thursday, January 16
- Thursday, January 23
- Thursday, January 30
- Thursday, February 6
- Thursday, February 13
- Thursday, February 20
- Thursday, February 27
Tube World in Maggie Valley
A family memory maker, Tube World will conjure up memories of snow storms and sledding days of yore. The best part is you don’t have to wait for Mother Nature to decide when to blow in a snowstorm. Bring the whole family to this tube park to experience the thrill of sledding without the hassle and work required on any regular sledding adventure. After zooming down a hill visitors merely have to step on a carpet lift to rise back to the top of the mountain for their next trip downhill.
For the little tikes in your clan that don’t meet height requirements there is an alternative for fun. Tube World in Maggie Valley offers a Wee Bowl Snowplay area, so the little ones can still experience the same amount of fun as older siblings. Kiddie snow tubes can be rented for the Wee Bowl Snowplay area, and there are not height requirements here to take part in the fun.
Just as in the Cataloochee Ski Area, the same science in snowmaking is used to make sure these tube runs are well-groomed and perfect for sledding conditions. Located four miles from the Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley (just across from Ghost Town in the Sky), Tube World is fun for the whole family. Sessions run every two hours and last for 1 hour or 45 minutes. All tubers must be at least 42 inches to ride a tube, and no two person tubing is permitted.
Please note that tubing is on a first come, first serve basis, and if the session you wish to participate in is sold out you can purchase a session for later in the day.
To plan your tubing adventure visit: Tube World.
Snow Report & Webcam
Be sure to check out the daily “Snow Report,” that lists the most up-to-dates conditions on the mountain, trails that are open, and skiing sessions available on a given day.Snow Report.