This event has now ended…

THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our event! The weather was perfect and the racers and picnickers all had a great time!!  We appreciate your support of Challenge Aspen and our local Special Olympics Team.


Challenge Aspen’s Chris Bove Memorial Celebration – This event honors the memory of Chris Bove, a former ski instructor and supporter of Challenge Aspen, who passed away in 2007. This event raises money for a scholarship in Chris’ name so that local participants have the opportunity to ski for a season.

Traditionally, Challenge Aspen has hosted an uphill. Since this year marks the 10th anniversary of Chris’ passing, we are introducing a NEW community event…NASTAR Racing with a Picnic/Party including live music, cash bar and prizes. If you aren’t up for ski racing, don’t worry! You can register for the “picnic only.” This is a celebration you won’t want to miss!

A portion of the ticket prices are tax-deductible as a donation to Challenge Aspen, and will be noted in your registration email confirmation.



NASTAR Racing with a Picnic/Party including live music, cash bar and prizes.
NASTAR is the acronym for the National Standard Race and is the largest public recreational grassroots ski racing program in the world.

Developed in 1968, NASTAR provides a fun, competitive and easily accessible recreational ski racing program that, through the development of a handicap system, allows skiers of all ages and abilities to compare themselves against their friends, family members and the U.S. Ski Team regardless of when and where they race.


Saturday, February 18, 2017
10:00 am NASTAR
11am – 12:30pm Picnic/Party


Spider Sabich Picnic Palace & Race Arena at Snowmass, located adjacent to the Coney Glade lift. Access the race arena via the Village Express lift mid-station; the race arena is located on Blue Grouse. The race arena is located on Cabin Run to the skier’s left.


February 18, 2017. Please consider making a gift to Challenge Aspen’s Chris Bove Memorial Scholarship Fund to help make possibilities for locals with disabilities.


9:00 am – 10:30 am at Snowmass Ticket Pavilion (Snowmass Mall) or 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at Spider Sabich Picnic Palace.
IMPORTANT: To speed up the check-in process, please bring your NASTAR Registration Number with you. NASTAR requires all racers to register and have this number. If you don’t already have one, you and your racing family members can each get one here.


Advance Purchase/Day of Event  (Adv purchase available through 11:59 p.m. 2/17/17)

  • Adult NASTAR & Picnic $45/$55
  • Adult Picnic only $35/$45
  • Child (10 & under) NASTAR & Picnic $35/$40
  • Child (10 & under) Picnic only $25/$30
  • NASTAR race only (all ages) $20/$20

Discounts available to Groups of 10 or more – 15%, and to Families of 4 or more – 10%.  Please call Anne or Kelly at the office for the discount code to enter during online registration: 970-923-0578.

  • Picnic registration includes: Burgers, fruit, chips, cookie, hot cider and soda. Vegetarian option available.
  • NASTAR & Picnic registration includes: Picnic AND two NASTAR runs (lift ticket not included)
  • NASTAR Race only includes: Two NASTAR runs (lift ticket not included)