New Zealand Ski Masters have a seasonal series of races which contribute to an overall championship. A handicap system is used to calculate the results of each race and allocate points.

The actual time is multiplied by a **handicap** to produce the handicap time.

The **handicap** is calculated by the following formula:

Age |
Handicap |

< 30 | 1 |

31 – 40 | 1 - (0.003 x (Age - 30)) |

41 – 50 | 0.966 - (0.004 x (Age - 41)) |

51 – 60 | 0.925 - (0.005 x (Age - 51)) |

61 – 65 Men | 0.875 - (0.005 x (Age - 61)) |

66 – 75 Men | 0.849 - (0.006 x (Age - 66)) |

> 75 Men | 0.788 - (0.007 x (Age - 76)) |

61 – 70 Women | 0.874 - (0.006 x (Age - 61)) |

> 70 Women | 0.813 - (0.007 x (Age - 71)) |

Place Points

1st 100

2nd 80

3rd 60

4th 50

5th 45

6th 40

7th 36

8th 32

9th 29

10th 26

11th 24

12th 22

13th 20

14th 18

15th 16

16th 15

17th 14

etc to 30th

31st plus get zero points

etc...

The age classes for Ski Masters competitions are:

Class 0 Ages 18-29

Class 1 Ages 30-34

Class 2 Ages 35-39

Class 3 Ages 40-44

Class 4 Ages 45-49

Class 5 Ages 50-54

Class 6 Ages 55-59

Class 7 Ages 60-64

Class 8 Ages 65-69

Class 9 Ages 70-74

Class 10 Ages 75-79

Class 11 Ages 80 - 84

Class 12 Ages 85 - 89

Class 13 Ages 90 – 94

The competition year starts on 1 July and ends on 30 June the following year.

Example:

For races that are held between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2017: competitors age = 2016 - year of birth

A competitor born in 1998 has an age of 18 for the 2016/2017 competition year.

A competitor born in 1986 has an age of 30 for the 2016/2017 competition year.

Some results may show races points. These are calculated using the FIS alpine formula as follows:

**Race points = ( F x competitors time / winners time ) - F**

Where F depends on the discipline:

Downhill | 1250 |

Slalom | 720 |

Giant Slalom | 980 |

Super-G | 1080 |

Alpine Combined | 1150 |