March 14 2023
March 11, 2023 (BIG COTTONWOOD CANYON, UT) — Recreational racing at Solitude Mountain Resort’s NASTAR course will be free for the remainder of the season in commemoration of Mikaela Shiffrin’s 87th career World Cup win. Located on Main Street run, the giant slalom course can be accessed from Apex Express and Moonbeam Express. Skiers and snowboarders can track and compare scores against other NASTAR participants around the country in their age group.
“Mikaela’s not just a champion, she’s also a role model and inspiration to us all and we’ve been fortunate to have her as an Ikon Pass ambassador since its inception,” said Jared Smith, President & CEO of Alterra Mountain Company. “Making these courses available to more of our guests is the perfect way for us to share our amazement for what she’s accomplished by exposing even more people, young and old, to a truly unique on-mountain activity.”
“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 women’s 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.”
With today’s World Cup victory, Mikaela Shiffrin is now the winningest alpine skier in history. Other Alterra Mountain Company resorts offering free NASTAR courses include Deer Valley Resort, Palisades Tahoe, and Sugarbush Resort.
About Solitude Mountain Resort
Located in Big Cottonwood Canyon, just 30 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport, Solitude is a playground of discovery in the heart of Utah’s famed Wasatch Mountains. It offers eight chairlifts, 82 runs, and 500 annual inches of snow spread over 1,200 acres with 20 km of groomed Nordic track and 10 km of snowshoe trails. Home to the legendary Honeycomb Canyon and locals’ best-kept secrets, Solitude reveals more fun and challenging lines with every day you choose to explore. Eleven bars and restaurants offer unique chef-driven cuisine, and slopeside lodging options set the stage for mountain memories. In summer, Solitude beckons to locals and travelers alike with lift-served mountain biking, hiking, dining, and a renowned 18-hole mountainside disc golf course. Solitude is owned by Alterra Mountain Company and offers unlimited access to Ikon Pass holders.
Solitude Mountain Resort
Travis Holland, Communications & PR Manager
(This information will not be shared)