No prior racing experience is necessary. Times are "factored" to compensate for varying disabilities. The race is named in honor of Diana Golden, the first disabled skier inducted into the US National Ski Hall of Fame and winner of 19 US disabled championships. Diana lost her leg to cancer at age 12 but went on to become a true champion and inspiration on and off the slopes. She retired from ski racing in 1990 and died in 2001.