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What Level Am I?Snowboarding Levels

lEVEL 1

First Time Discover

Students will learn how to:

  • Improve safety awareness the snow (Alpine Responsibility Code)
  • Use equipment
  • Move on flats and up hills with one foot strapped in

  • Glide and control decent on a gentle slope with one foot strapped in
  • Control decent (side-slipping) on heel side with both feet strapped in
  • Stand up from a seated position on the snow
  • Have fun!
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Mastering Side Slipping

Students already know how to:

  • Side-slip down a slope on heel side with both feet strapped in
  • Stand up from a seated position on the snow

Students will learn how to:

  • Control speed while side-slipping on heel side
  • Control decent and speed while side slipping on toe side
  • Change direction while side-slipping on heel and toe side (pendulum)
  • Use the Easy Rider chair
LEVEL 3

Learn to Turn

Students already know how to:

  • Pendulum on both heel and toe sides down Runway (Easy Rider)
  • Stand up independently from a seated position on the snow
  • Use the Easy Rider chair

Students will learn how to:

  • Be safe on the slopes
  • Improve balance on heel and toe edge to manage speed
  • Change edges (heel-to-toe / toe-to-heel) to turn
LEVEL 4

Link Down Greens

Students already know how to:

  • Change edges to turn on both sides (heel-to-toe and toe-to-heel)
  • Manage speed on steeper terrain with edge control

Students will learn how to:

  • Link heel-side and toe-side turns together
  • Use Express Quad Chairs (Lions or Eagle)
  • Maintain speed on flatter terrain
LEVEL 5

Cruise The Blues

Students already know how to:

  • Link heel-side and toe-side turns on Green runs (Collins/Panorama)
  • Maintain a constant speed on varying pitch (flatter/steeper)
  • Use Express Quad Chairs (Lions/Eagle)

Students will learn how to:

  • Manage speed on steeper (Blue) terrain
  • Improve performance on Green and Blue terrain
  • Manage pressure on the snowboard
  • Perform introductory freestyle maneuvers

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