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Ability Levels

Skier Ability Levels

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Discover Skiing - First Time Skier

Discover Skiing Lessons (First time skiers) Our programs are dynamic and fun, the way skiing and riding is supposed to be.
Please use as a guide only.

Terrain: Easy Acres or Green Terrain
GOAL Speed control in snowplow position.

  • Welcome to the Sport of Skiing!
  • First time skier who has never skied before.

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Level 1 - Beginner Skier

Level One Our programs are dynamic and fun, the way skiing and riding is supposed to be. Please use as a guide only.
  • Rides the magic carpet
  • Cannot consistently snowplow stop
  • Shows a balanced stance in a straight run

Terrain: Easy Acres or Green Terrain
Goal: Can snowplow stop on their own.

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Level 2 - Novice Skier

Level Two, Our programs are dynamic and fun, the way skiing and riding is supposed to be. Please use as a guide only.
  • Can turn left or right snowplow turns on gentle terrain
  • Familiar with riding all magic carpets

Terrain: Skis Green and Blue Terrain in Easy Acres and the Hawk Chair
Goal: Controlled snowplow turns on their own and starting to ski parallel on Green terrain.

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Level 3 - Intermediate Skier

Our programs are dynamic and fun, the way skiing and riding is supposed to be. Please use as a guide only.
  • Able to ski parallel turns with a pole plant on Blue runs
  • Tougher Blue runs remain a challenge
  • Skis are parallel but skier cannot edge well or ski varied terrain (small bumps etc)

Terrain: Skis Blue Terrain on the Hawk and Whiskey Chairs
Goal: Explore varied terrain, coordination of movements for edging and pressure control.

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Level 4 - Advanced Skier

Our programs are dynamic and fun, the way skiing and riding is supposed to be. Please use as a guide only.
  • Strong parallel turns with a pole plant on all Blue and easy Black groomed runs
  • Skis at a moderate pace off piste but are still cautious
  • You are confident in your skills in the Green terrain park

Terrain: Skis Blue/Black Terrain on the Eagle and Sunrise Chairs
Goal: Linking turns in the bumps, explore the Green park and pole plant.

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Level 5 - Expert Skier

Our programs are dynamic and fun, the way skiing and riding is supposed to be. Please use as a guide only.
  • Skis parallel confidently on groomed Black runs
  • Can do short turns in black un-groomed terrain (bumps, powder)
  • Can ski at a faster pace on all black runs & conditions

Terrain: Skis Blue/Black Terrain on Eagle, Outback and Sunrise Chairs
Goal: Experimenting with different turn shapes in all terrain and working towards Instructor Certification.

Snowboard Ability Levels

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Discover Snowboarding - First Time Rider

First Time Rider (Discover Snowboarding) Our programs are dynamic and fun, the way skiing and riding is supposed to be. Please use as a guide only.

  • Welcome to the Sport of Snowboarding!
  • Never ridden before

Terrain: Easy Acres or Green Terrain.
Goal: Speed control through side slipping on your toe or heel edge.

Ability Check for Programs at Mount Washington

Level 1 - Beginner Rider

Beginner Rider Our programs are dynamic and fun, the way skiing and riding is supposed to be. Please use as a guide only.

  • Has ridden once before
  • Can side slip easily with direction across on the easiest of Green runs. (ie. power pendulum)

Terrain: Easy Acres or Green Terrain.
Goal: To be able to link toe and heel edge turns

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Level 2 - Novice Rider

Novice Rider Our programs are dynamic and fun, the way skiing and riding is supposed to be. Please use as a guide only.

  • Can confidently link turns on all Green runs

Terrain: Rides Green and Blue Terrain in Easy Acres and the Hawk Chair
Goal: To confidently ride on all Blue runs while linking turns. Experiment with the Beginner Park.

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Level 3 - Intermediate Rider

Intermediate Rider Our programs are dynamic and fun, the way skiing and riding is supposed to be. Please use as a guide only.

  • Can do fluid linked turns on blue runs at moderate speeds
  • Consolidating skills

Terrain: Rides Blue Terrain on the Hawk and Whiskey Chairs
Goal: To get more performance from the board while exploring more challenging terrain. To learn basic freestyle mechanics. Become comfortable in the Beginner Park.

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Level 4 - Advanced Rider

Advanced Rider Our programs are dynamic and fun, the way skiing and riding is supposed to be. Please use as a guide only.

  • Aggressive riding on all Blue runs
  • Consolidating and refining skills
  • Likes to explore steeper and varied terrain

Terrain: Rides Blue and Black Terrain on Eagle and Sunrise Chairs
Goal: To ride switch on Blue terrain. Venture into Advanced Park, moguls and challenging terrain.

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Level 5 – Expert Rider

Our programs are dynamic and fun, the way skiing and riding is supposed to be. Please use as a guide only.

  • Riding Black runs and Advanced park.
  • Refining and creating variation with skill.

Terrain: Rides Blue and Black Terrain on Eagle, Outback and Sunrise Chairs
Goal: To adapt to all terrain and experiment with speed, turn shape and new tricks. Become comfortable with Advanced Park and working towards Instructor Certification.

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P.O. Box 3069, STN Main
Courtenay, British Columbia
V9N 5N3
1-250-338-1386
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