Have a look at our ability guide if you need help choosing a course, its a rough guide.
Beginner – A skier developing early basic parallel, relies on snowplough more often than not (Blue piste)
Might say things like: 'When can we ski a red piste.'
Early Intermediate - Refining the parallel and developing a wider range of movements to suit more different terrain. Confidence may be an issue, needs to develop skills to tackle bumps and steeper slopes (red piste)
Might say things like: ‘When can we ski a black run.’
Intermediate – This skier usually holidays every year, skis all over the mountain and gets down most things within the ski area boundary. Further developing tactics and technique is the name of the game.
Might say things like: ‘Can we ski bumps today?’
Advanced – Skis with solid technique all over the mountain, may lack some consistency when going gets tough. Tricky snow conditions.
Says things like: ‘Can you teach me to ski crud?’
Expert – Multiple ski trips during the winter, likes ski touring and lives to ski powder and steeper terrain, skis 9 to 5 has a quiver of skis. Heli-ski veterans and well travelled skiers.
Says things like: ‘7.30 breakfast please.’
Pro - Skiers who ski to a very high level anywhere on the mountain in control. Are training to become a ski instructor at the higher levels. Aspiring freeskiers who might like to compete in freeride or skierx events.
Says things like: ‘Flat is the new steep…..(landing that is).’
Ability adjustment – Many factors could change where your ability level might fit into our guide. Age, fitness, equipment, set up and frequency can all effect your performance level. Please try to select a course that suits your aspirations as well as your ability. If your not sure please drop us a line and we will endeavour to help.
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