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Info & Ability Levels

Info & Ability Levels

Find out what ability level your child is.

Children are grouped according to skill level and the ability to ski or snowboard on designated terrain, demonstrating good control through turns.

Parents and children should be aware that factors such as weather, snow conditions, equipment, clothing, mental and physical well being, and the desire to participate will all play a role in determining ability level and  performance.

SKIING - AGES 4 to 6
Alpine Skiing

RT= Ready Teddy (Never Ever)*

I am new to skiing. I want to learn how to stop and turn on beginner terrain.

EE = Eager Elephants (Controlled)*

I am independently stopping and turning on beginner terrain. I want to gain confidence ride my first chairlift.

JJ = Jumping Joey (Independent Skier)*

I am independently skiing all green terrain in a wedge and can go straight to the chairlift. I want to work on skiing parallel on green runs.

RR = Racing Raccoon (Jr. Adventure Skier)

I am skiing parallel on most blues, wedging only on steep or bumpy sections. I want to learn how to use my poles and practice my parallel on blue runs.

JHS = Jr. Hot Shots (Jr. Mountain Skier)

I am skiing all blue runs and some black runs in consistent parallel. I want to perfect my technique and fine-tune my skiing on challenging terrain.

* Poles not required

SKIING - AGES 7 to 12
Alpine Skiing

SL = Sliders (Never Ever)*

I am new to skiing. I want to learn how to stop and turn on beginner terrain.

SR = Snow Rangers (Novice)*

I am independently skiing all beginner terrain in a wedge. I want to ride a chairlift and practice green runs.

TB = Trail Blazers (Intermediate)

I am independently skiing green runs in parallel and blue runs in a wedge. I want to work on skiing parallel on blue runs.

ME = Mountain Explorers (Intermediate/Advanced)

I am skiing all groomed blue terrain and some easy blacks in parallel. I want to practice skiing parallel in the bumps.

HF = High Flyers (Advanced)

I am consistently skiing fall line down all black runs in parallel. I want to improve my technique on steeper and deeper terrain.

HS = Hot Shots (Expert)

I am consistently skiing parallel down double blacks. I want to perfect my technique and fine-tune my skiing on challenging terrain.

* Poles not required

SNOWBOARDING - AGES 7 TO 12
Snowboarding

GR = Groomers

I have never boarded before and am a beginner. I want to gain a basic knowledge of snowboarding and develop basic mobility on one edge (heel edge).

SS = Snow Surfers

I have boarded a couple of times and have control on my heel edge. I am ready to learn how to ride and control my toe edge.

FR = Free Riders

I have control over both edges (heel and toe). I am ready to learn how to start turning.

SH = Shredders

I have good control on green runs and I am ready for riding the mountain with greater control and speed on blue runs. I am learning to develop basic freestyle skills.

JI = Jibbers

I am confident on blue terrain and want to start exploring the whole mountain. I want to ride black runs and advance my freestyle skills.

HS = Hot Shots

I am a confident rider all over the mountain. I want to progress my skills and encounter new challenges in a fun and open program.