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June 4, 2016 - April 16, 2017

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Know Your Level

Know Your Level

To get started with a lesson, knowing your level helps us find the right instructor and the right group to match your ability. Below are a series of quotes that define the different levels, something that will not only be helpful for placing you in the right lesson, but also in getting fitted for rental equipment.

Skiing

The Beginner Zone

Level 1: “I’ve never skied.”
Level 2: “I can slide, slightly change direction, and come to a stop.” – Green terrain

The Advanced Beginner Zone

Level 3: “I can link basic/wedge turns together without stopping on the easiest green terrain. My turns are usually all the same size.” – Green terrain
Level 4: “I am linking turns together smoothly on all green terrain. I can make narrow and wide turns” – All green and easiest blue.

The Intermediate Zone

Level 5: “I am skiing mostly parallel in a couple different turn sizes and shapes on most blue terrain. I am beginning to use my poles and can hockey stop in both directions.” - All green terrain and most blue terrain
Level 6: “I am skiing parallel and confidently on all groomed blue terrain. I am exploring un-groomed trails and the easiest bumps. I usually make the same turn sizes and shapes on un-groomed trails.” – All groomed blues, easy blue bumps, easy groomed blacks
Level 7: “I am able to make parallel turns with a pole plant on all blue and black terrain. I am exploring un-groomed black terrain, including bumps. I can change my turn sizes and shapes for the different challenges.” – All blue terrain and most black terrain

The Advanced/Expert Zone

Level 8: “I am making different turns sizes and shapes, including rhythmic short turns and large carved turns, on all blue and black terrain (groomed or un-groomed). I feel comfortable exploring harder blacks and easier double black terrain.” – All black and easy double blacks terrain
Level 9: “I can ski the entire mountain and am working on skiing faster, smoother, difficult lines, and learning different strategies in the hardest terrain and snow conditions.” – Entire mountain

Snowboarding

The Beginner Zone

Level 1: “I’ve never snowboarded.”
Level 2: “I have experienced sliding, traversing both directions, and stopping.” – Green terrain

The Advanced Beginner Zone

Level 3: “I can control my speed while moving across the hill, and can stop with confidence. I am starting to turn in both directions.” – Green terrain
Level 4: “I can link skidded turns on green terrain.” – All green terrain

The Intermediate Zone

Level 5: “I am confident on all green terrain and working on easy blue terrain.” – All green terrain and easiest blue terrain
Level 6: “I am riding most blue terrain, and exploring switch riding, easy bumps, and freestyle.” – All blue terrain
Level 7: “I am able to ride all blue terrain in varied conditions and working on easy black terrain, including bumps, trees, and terrain parks.” – All blue terrain and groomed black terrain.

The Advanced/Expert Zone

Level 8: “I am confident performing dynamic turns on varied terrain and snow conditions, including trees, steeps and powder.” – All black terrain and easier double-black diamond terrain
Level 9: “I am confident riding the entire mountain. I am working on a variety of tactics and techniques that will take me to the next level.” – Entire mountain

Private or Group Lesson?

Private or Group Lesson?

Four Mountains of Learning

Four Mountains of Learning

All four of our mountains have a unique character to them, and because of this, they offer unique learning opportunities for our guests. Below is a round-up of each mountain, the kind of terrain it offers our guests, and a link to each mountain’s lessons page.