Ski Lessons Level Guide - Altitude Ski and Snowboard School

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Ski And Snowboard ability levels

The more we know about your ability level, the more we know about you & the better fit your instructor can be. If you’re a level 5 but nervous or perhaps a level 2 and a dare devil, let us know. If you’re joining a group lesson, levels are important. We want to be sure you won’t be pushed beyond your comfort zone, nor waiting to be challenged. Please feel free to give us a call if you’d like some advice on selecting the best level for you.

LEVEL 1 (COMPLETE BEGINNERS)

No skiing or snowboarding experience is required. Don’t worry, everyone has to start at the beginning.

LEVEL 2 (INTERMEDIATE BEGINNERS)

Be able to use the magic carpet and handle tow on the nursery slopes, some control of speed and direction.

LEVEL 3 (ADVANCED BEGINNERS)

Ride all lifts on the nursery and easy slopes, be able to control speed using turns.

LEVEL 4 (INTERMEDIATE)

Confident on blue runs, turning comfortably. Skiers should have their skis parallel some of the time. Snowboarders should be confident on both heel and toe side turns.

LEVEL 5 (INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED)

Confident on red runs when conditions are good. Feel challenged by ice, moguls or deep snow.

LEVEL 6 (ADVANCED)

Confident with red runs in all conditions, get down most black runs. Looking to improve in moguls, off-piste or carving.

LEVEL 7 (EXPERT)

Confident on blacks and be able to safely get down itinerary routes. Working on improving skills and speed in carving, moguls or powder or be waiting to improve jumps and tricks in the freestyle park.

Our Lessons

Private Lessons

For all ages and ability levels, enjoy a great learning experience with our friendly, fun and qualified instructors.

Private Lessons

For all ages and ability levels, enjoy a great learning experience with our friendly, fun and qualified instructors.

Group Lessons

We run group lessons every week of the season for skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities

Group Lessons

We run group lessons every week of the season for skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities

Off Piste

Explore stunning Off Piste terrain and learn some new runs and off piste techniques with Altitude’s qualified team.

Off Piste

Explore stunning Off Piste terrain and learn some new runs and off piste techniques with Altitude’s qualified team.

Performance Ski Courses

A private lesson to help you discover how to improve your technique in Bumps, Off Piste or Steep Slopes. Video analysis is included.

Performance Ski Courses

A private lesson to help you discover how to improve your technique in Bumps, Off Piste or Steep Slopes. Video analysis is included.

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