Alpine skiers are placed in one of four Divisions for the National Championships based on their handicap on March 15: Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze Division.
Participants that competed in the NASTAR National Championships the prior year will be placed in their division based on their final handicap earned at the Nationals.
Regional Championship qualifiers are placed in their division based on the best handicap earned during the regional championship race.
If you have one or two race days, your best handicap will determine your division: Platinum Division, Gold Division, Silver Division or Bronze Division.
If you have three or more race days your National Average handicap will determine your division as of March 15: Platinum Division, Gold Division, Silver Division or Bronze Division. The National Average handicap is an average of your three best handicaps that are earned on three different days.
The NASTAR Handicap Chart shows the handicap needed in each age & gender category to be placed in a particular division.
If you compete as a Snowboarder, Telemarker or Physically Challenged Racer, NASTAR will place you within your discipline and age group regardless of your handicap - either the Snowboard Division, Telemark Division or Physically Challenged Division. There are sub-divisions within the physically challenged disciplines and racers are differentiated according to their disability. Your Racer Division is indicated on your Race Record.