Event Rules and Regulations


These rules and regulations are effective as of 04.01.2011.


This event is open to all current sworn law enforcement officers and retired sworn officers. A retired officer must be fully vested and in good standings. Registered guests of police officers are always welcome and may take part in all social activities as well as their own races. All police racers should bring official ID for registration. Non-law enforcement skiing for a police ski team will cause disqualification of the team and themselves for all awards. This event does not consider dispatchers, private investigators, public defenders employees or animal control as law enforcement officers.

NAPSC Board of directors (aka coordinating committee) reserves the right to accept or deny entry.

There will be separate men and woman’s competition for Alpine Events for police and guests

Individual competition classes will be determined by a combination of gender, age and ability. The combination of age brackets and competition will constitute a class.

All racer individual competition will take place in the following age brackets. (A) 21-24, (B) 25-29, (C) 30-34, (D) 35-39, (E) 40-44, (F) 45-49, (G) 50-54, (H) 55-59, (I) 60-64, (J) 65-69, (K) 70+

Every police officer racer and guest racer must participate in the mandatory seed race. Each racer will have the opportunity to make two runs on a modified GS course. At least one run must be completed to qualify for the event. If more runs are needed, exceptions can be made by NAPSC. If a racer does not qualify, that racer will not be eligible to compete. (Final determination will be made by NAPSC)

If a racer does not qualify, that racer may race last in a category determined by NAPSC, however this racer will not be eligible for medals or team points.

The top 32 police racers from the seed race regardless of gender will qualify for the Duel/Duel. This will be broken down into two separate races. 1-16 & 17-32. Start sequence will be determined by NAPSC and dependent upon race crew staffing and rescheduling.

If a racer feels that he/she has been ranked incorrectly after two runs of the seed race, that ranked racer or team captain should advise the race committee prior to the first captains meeting. The race committee will meet with the racer or captain to determine if the racer will be re-seeded. The racer must agree to certain rules in accordance with the change in ranking.

Any racer who feels he/she would like to bump up may do so. This racer can only bump up one ranking. This must be done at the first captains meeting after the completion of the seed race and prior to the first race day. (NAPSC must approve any bumps)

If a racer shows a clear domination of a division that racer may be asked or placed in a higher ranking.

All NAPSC races will have three separate starts. Giant Slalom, Slalom and Super G for all ability levels. All courses will be set by the resort’s race department with the approval of NAPSC.

Giant Slalom and Slalom are combined time events. If a racer DQs on their first run that racer may take their second run last after all qualified racers completed their second run.

If a racer loses a ski prior to the first gate of a race course that racer will be permitted to re start at the convenience of the starter. If a racer loses a ski on the race course that racer is a DNF that racer should make every attempt to clear the course ASAP and not go through the finish line.

For A and B, the second run will be in reverse order for the top 16 in each category. The reverse order is determined by the finish results from the seed race regardless of gender. 16 to 1 then # 17 to completion.

For the Super G a certified helmet is mandatory. Although not mandatory for GS and Slalom, NAPSC suggests that a helmet should be worn not only for the Super G but at all times while skiing.

Based on the mandatory seed race results, all competitors will be assigned to a racing ability level. Category (D), (C), (B), and (A), A being the most advanced.

At registration there will be a voluntary OPEN class for experts wishing to compete. (ALL AGES)

Snowboard racers will be assigned based on seed race times.

All competitors will have the opportunity to inspect the course prior to race time. Inspection is defined as either side slipping the course or inspection from a parallel position. Pre-running, or practicing, on the course is strictly prohibited. When possible your bib should be visible. Anyone pre running the course is subject to disqualification. During inspection make every attempt not to pass through the finish line.

Racers are responsible for reporting to the starter on their assigned course on time. Failure to do so will result in being placed in a start order convenient for the starter.

If a race is cancelled because of weather and making it up is not possible the seed race results may be used in determining points for various award points.

Team competitions will be determined by ability rankings. Age will not be a factor.

Team competition, for team award, will be separated into men’s and woman’s teams competition, and into four divisions, being: A, B, C, and D. (From the same department).

Individual awards will be awarded for first, second and third place in each category.

Team awards will be awarded to first, second and third place within each level based on points earned.

NAPSC traveling trophy will go to the department with the highest point total from all races.

Overall combined team award, comprised of three members. A, B, C, and D which equals the traveling award

Nations cup will be awarded to 5 members of the first place team who are selected by NAPSC after comparing seed times. (No one will know who these racers are until banquet night)

Aggregate awards will be presented to the top three racers in each ability class and to the top three teams in each ability class regardless of age. Points are from GS Slalom and SG races.