Ski Levels

What level am I?

Please note: These levels are approximate and may be adjusted by your instructor at the beginning of your lesson.

Ski Levels:

Level 1: First Time Discovery

Will learn:

  • how use equipment
  • basic mobility: how to stand and balance on skis
  • gliding
  • snowplow       
  • turning left and right
  • safety and the Alpine Responsibility Code

Level 2: Learn to Turn

Already knows:                                                                

  • gliding and snowplow
  • turning left or right

Skis comfortably: 

  • in the Olympic Ring Area or base of Easy Rider

Will learn:

  • how to link turns together
  • managing speed through turning
  • using the chairlift

Level 3: Feel the Greens

Already knows:                                                                

  • linking turns
  • use of the chairlift

Skis comfortably on:

  • Runway (Easy Rider)  

Will learn:

  • how to ski efficiently
  • varying turn shape
  • how to deal with steeper terrain 
  • skiing down Collins (Lions Express) and/or Panorama (Eagle Express)

Level 4: Learn to Parallel

Already knows:                                                                

  • efficient turn linking
  • speed management on steeper/ flatter terrain

Skis comfortably on:

  • Collins (Lions Express) or Panorama (Eagle Express)

Will learn:

  • improved skiing technique
  • increased confidence on Green terrain
  • how to ski in a parallel stance
  • introduction to Blue (intermediate) terrain

Level 5: Cruise the Blues

Already knows:                                                                

  • how to ski in a parallel stance    

Skis comfortably on:

  • Collins (Lions Express) or Panorama (Eagle Express)  

Will learn:

  • improved skiing technique
  • increasing confidence on Blue terrain