The NASTAR Handicap is a score that represents your ability. The zero handicap is set by the fastest racer on the U.S. Ski & Snowboard team and your handicap is the percentage you are behind the fastest racer in the country. Handicap discounts are applied when calculating medals and team points for Snowboarders, Telemarkers, Snowbike racers and Adaptive competitors.
When you register to race you will be asked to select a Racer Discipline. Disciplines to choose from include Alpine Skier, Snowboarder, Telemarker, Snowbike or adaptive classifications for Physically Challenged Racers. Physically Challenged Racers need to select the discipline that reflects their disability.
The handicap earned is the result that is recorded. The handicap discount is only applied when calculating the medal earned or the number of team points scored. The Handicap Chart shows a range within each age and gender group to win medals. For example, a 30 year old female snowboarder that scores a 40 handicap would win a gold medal (40 hcp-20 hcp discount=20 hcp).