Ability Charts

Snow School

Ski Ability Levels:

First Time Skier

Never skied before. Or is not yet able to do a snowplow on a gentle slope.

Novice

Can do snowplow turns in control on gentle slopes. Prefer to ski at a slow pace. Green runs remain a bit of a challenge.

Comfortable Novice

Ability to link strong snowplow turns or wide stance parallel. Feel comfortable on green runs but rarely venture onto blue runs. May add poles at this level.

Intermediate

Able 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.

Advanced

Able 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.

Expert

Enjoy the challenge of skiing in control in all conditions and terrain and want to refine these skills.

Snowboard Ability Levels:

First Time Snowboarder

Never snowboarded before.

Novice

Able to slide and stop, both front-side, backside and attempting to link turns on gentle terrain.

Comfortable Novice

Able to link sweeping pivot turns on gentle green terrain and ready to venture onto green runs.

Intermediate

Can snowboard comfortably on all green runs and some blue runs. More difficult blue runs are sometimes a challenge. Would like to explore more varied terrain.

Advanced

Able to link turns on blue runs and easy black runs. Learning short turns, off piste terrain, small jumps, powder and difficult terrain.

Expert

Enjoy the challenge of snowboarding in control in all conditions and terrain and want to refine these skills.

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