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Never Skied Before. Or is not yet able to stop with confidence on a gentle slope.
Learning to turn in control on gentle slopes. Usually rides magic carpet. May progress to chairlifts and other easy green runs.
Can link strong snowplow or wide stance parallel turns on green runs. Occasionally skis a blue run, but cautiously. Has experience riding chairlifts (while skiing). (Introduce poles for Children)
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 including the occasional black run.
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.
Skis in control in all conditions and terrain. Looking to refine skills in carving, performance off-piste skiing, and mogul skiing using expert terrain.
Never snowboarded before, or requires hand assistance to stop safely.
Able to stop safely, mobility on toe-side and heel side edges. (Pendulum/falling leaf skills). Using magic carpet and may progress to chairlift.
Can complete heel side and toe side turns on gentle green terrain. Learning to link turns. Using chairlift.
Can link turns and control speed on green runs. Learning to turn with confidence on all green runs and easier blue runs. Can use chairlifts and surface lifts.
Can link turns on blue and easy black runs. Learning short turns, carving, off-piste terrain and powder. Possible interest in basic freestyle and free-ride riding.
Can snowboard in control on all terrain, including double black with possible free-ride/freestyle skills. Interested in refining skills and technique.