Divisional Placement Rule for National Championships
The process for determining racer divisions for the NASTAR National Championships is based on ability. The criteria is designed to place participants in the correct division based on their ability within their age and gender group:
- Platinum Division
- Gold Division
- Silver Division
- Bronze Division
NASTAR National Championship participants will be placed in a division based on results within their race profile. The first rule listed below that applies to a participant's race profile will place them in their division:
- NASTAR National ranking handicap from the 2021-22 season (3 race days needed) as of March 31st.
- If less then three race days are completed before March 31st, the racer's best handicap and medal earned will place the participant in their division (Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze).
- Late qualifiers: NASTAR racers can compete at Aspen Mt. April 1-3 and Snowmass, April 1-3 to qualify. Late qualifiers will be placed in a division based on their best handicap and medal earned.
Racer divisions are set on March 31st. Participants have the option to move to a higher, more competitive division than their qualifying division, but participants cannot move to a division below the division in which they qualified. Request to move up to a more competitive division must be completed by March 31st by 6pm. The option to change division can be found under the CHAMPIONSHIPS tab within the racer's record when they are logged in. Participants can also race their way to a new division. For example, if a racer qualifies in the bronze division but earns silver medal handicap during the bronze division race, the racer will be moved up to the silver division.