Snowlife Skier ability chart
Beginner – Starter, Levels 1 & 2
Intermediate – Levels 3, 4 & 5
Advanced – Levels 6 & 7
|Starter||I have never skied before.|
|Level 1||I have tried it before. I can put my skis on and off. I can climb sideways up a gentle hill and ski down, controlling my speed by ploughing.
I can stop when I need to on the nursery slope.
|Level 2||I can ski down the nursery slope controlling my speed and direction of travel by ploughing.
I can make big and little turns and avoid other skiers. I can use the ski tow.
|Level 3||I can ski faster and make plough parallel turns, where I start the turns in a plough and finish with my skis parallel.
I can make a series of linked turns .
|Level 4||I am very confident with my plough parallel turns and my skis are naturally becoming parallel earlier in the turns, sometimes before the fall line.
My turns are smoother and more S shaped. I am happy skiing on all the main slope.
|Level 5||I am consistently making parallel turns. Both my skis are turning at the same time.
I still need to improve on balance and posture. I am confidently skiing on the main slope.
|Level 6||I am learning to use a well coordinated pole plant to improve my balance and timing. My parallel turns are smoother and more rhythmical.
I am working on improving flow from one turn to another.
|Level 7||I am becoming more confident in tackling challenging terrain. I can make really smooth turns with a well coordinated pole plant.
I can vary the radii of my turns to suit changes in gradient, whilst remaining in control of speed and line of travel. I can ski comfortably on steeper terrain.