Ability Levels

Not sure of your ability level? Check your ability level to help you enroll in a program or lesson that is right for you. 

 

Ability Level

Level Ability
Level 1 - Never EverNever skied before. Or is not yet able to stop with confidence on a gentle slope.
Level 2 - BeginnerLearning to turn in control on gentle slopes. Usually rides magic carpet lifts. May progress to chairlifts and other easy green runs.
Level 3 - NoviceCan link strong snowplow turns or wide stance parallel on green runs. Occasionally skis a blue run, but cautiously. Has experience riding chairlifts (while skiing).
Level 4 - IntermediateAble to ski parallel turns with pole plant. Can ski most blue runs, more advanced blues remain a challenge. Would like to explore more varied terrain.
Level 5 - AdvancedAble to ski strong parallel turns with a pole plant on all blue runs and easy black runs. Learning, short turns, off piste, moguls, powder and more difficult terrain. 
Level 6 - ExpertEnjoy the challenge of skiing in control in all conditions and terrain and want to refine these skills

 

Level Ability
Level 1 - Never EverNever snowboarded before, or requires hand assistance to stop safely.
Level 2 - BeginnerAble to stop safely, mobile on toe-side and heel side edges (Pendulum/falling leaf skills). Using magic carpets and may progress to chairlift.
Level 3 - NoviceCan complete heel side and toe side turns on gentle green terrain. Learning to link turns. Using magic carpets and chairs in the learning area and are comfortable on green terrain. 
Level 4 - IntermediateCan link turns and control speed on green runs outside of the learning area. Learning to turn with confidence on all green runs and easier blue runs. Can use all chairlifts.
Level 5 - AdvancedStrong skier on blue & black terrain.  Learning short turns, carving, off-piste terrain and powder.
Level 6 - Expert

Comfortable on black and double black terrain. Learning steeps, trees, drops and off piste.

 

Level Ability
Level 1 - Never EverNever ever cross-country skied before.
Level 2 - BeginnerSkied a few times before on green trails only.  Want to improve your basic glide, rhythm and balance skills.
Level 3 - IntermediateSkied regularly on green and blue trails with moderate climbs and descents. Continued improvment on your glide, rhythm and balance skillsm which are inconsistent depending on terrain.
Level 4 - AdvancedSkied at least one full season and can ski all blue and most black trails including all climbs and descents. Can ski with glide, rhythm and balance on all terrain and conditions but are still looking to improve.