Levels

Children's skiing levels

Bear


I am 3 years old and I have never skied before. My lessons take place in the evolutive snow garden.


I will learn: to walk on the flat, change direction with on the spot turns, I will slide across the slope and I’ll stop going up the hill.

Snowflake


I have my Bear/Gold medal. I have already done a week’s skiing. I can slide and do small steps on my skis.


I will learn: traverse with parallel skis across the slope and do an upslope turn, change direction down the hill and go on the baby-lift.

1st Star


I have my Snowflake/Gold medal. I can walk on my skis, go down a baby slope and I know how to take the baby ski lift.


I will learn: to go up the slope in duck steps and side steps, do half-turns up the hill, slide and traverse across the slope, ski downhill and turn with a full stop and I will learn to do simple parallel turns.

2nd Star


I have my 1st star/Gold medal. I can walk uphill, I do controlled turns on blue slopes, I know how to stop.


I will learn: to step turn up and down the hill, go over moguls, do nice parallel turns and simple form of short turns.

3rd Star


I have my 2nd star/Gold medal. I can do a series of controlled turns on red slopes and I have a good overall position with bent knees.


I will learn: the skater’s walk, short turns, carved turns and how to have good technique on steep slopes.

The clubs

Freestyle


I have my 3rd Star/Gold. I know how to ski on black runs doing parallel turns and on red runs with short turns, I control my speed and my direction under all circomstances.


I will learn: Safety in the snow park, various jumps, slope style, rotation technique, back country jumps, switch skiing.

Performance


I have my 3rd Star/Gold. I know how to ski on black runs doing parallel turns and on red runs with short turns, I control my speed and my direction under all circomstances.


I will learn: to ski on 1 ski, short turns on moguls, various types of short turns and carved turns, jumps, synchronised skiing and slalom technique.

Freeride


I have my 3rd Star/Gold. I know how to ski on black runs doing parallel turns and on red runs with short turns, I control my speed and my direction under all circomstances.


I will learn: to use the DVA equipment, the dangers of off-piste skiing, snow quality readings, to plan the off-piste runs, what to do in case of an accident and first aid, downhill technique and cliff jumps.

Adult's skiing levels

I have never skied

I have done 1 week of skiing. I can stop. I can do parallel turns on very moderate slopes, I am proficient at snowplough turns and wish to parallel ski.

I have 2-3 weeks experience of skiing. I am an average skier. I can put together a series of parallel turns but am not very sure on red slopes.

I have 4 weeks experience of skiing. I ski on red slopes with good overall control, but I am not conformable on black slopes.

I can ski on all slopes with good overall control.

Snowboard levels by RiderSystem

Basic 1

- Getting used to your board

- Diagonal sliding and traversing

- Changing direction with the basic turn

- Braking and stopping

- Using ski lifts

Basic 2

- Confidence in turning

- Introduction to turning by weighting and unweighting the board

- 360° slope spin

- Short fakie runs

- Increased performance on easy slopes

Basic 3

- Extension and flexion turns

- Swivel turns

- Changing direction using the edges of the board

- First jumps and Ollies

- Increased performance on moderately easy slopes

Rider 1

- Introduction to carving

- swing styles using the edges of the board

- Steep slope swings

- Open country jumps

- Fakie runs

- Piste jumps

Rider 2

- Dynamic carving

- Carving on steep slopes

- Riding on very steep slopes

- Swing variations

- Carving swing styles

- Straight jump variations

Niveaux Freestyle by RIDERSYSTEM :

Virginfly

- Swing styles using the edges of the board

- Fakie runs

- Nose and tail turns

- Ollies and slides

- Mid-jumps and 180

Superfly

- Carving swing styles

- Straight jump variations

- 360° – pipe technique

- Park technique

- Boardercross