Ability Levels - Ski & Snowboard | The Lake Louise Ski Resort
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Ability Levels

Unsure of how to describe your ability level when booking a program or lesson? Whether a true beginner or experienced veteran, these charts will help you determine your skiing or snowboarding ability.
 


Ski Ability Levels

Level 1 This is your first time skiing. The lesson is given at the beginner area.
Level 2 You’ve skied a couple of times but only on the easiest Green runs. The lesson is given at the beginner area.
Level 3 You are comfortable turning on the Beginner area and are looking to progress to Green runs. The lesson starts on the Beginner area and progresses to the easiest Green run.
Level 4 You can comfortably link turns on Green runs and would like to progress to Blue runs and some varied terrain. Your skis are mostly parallel. The lesson starts on a Green run and progresses to a Blue run
Level 5 You ski parallel on Blue runs and enjoy the challenge of Black runs and varied terrain and would like to ski them with style. Introduction to off-piste or mogul skiing.
Level 6 You are comfortable all over the mountain but want to ski with more performance. Kids Level 6 Group lessons available. Adults are Privates only.


NOTE: A helmet policy is now in place requiring all children under 12 taking a lesson to wear a helmet. Helmets are available for rent at Rental Shop or for sale at the Retail Shop. Ability levels standardized and in partnership with WinSport's Canada Olympic Park.


Snowboard Ability Levels

Level 1 This is your first time snowboarding. The lesson is given on the Beginner area.
Level 2 You can ride on your heel and toe edges and would like to work on learning turns. The lesson is given on the Beginner area.
Level 3 You can ride Green runs and link turns most of the time. Working on linking turns the whole way down. The lesson starts on the Beginner area and progresses to the easiest Green run.
Level 4 You can comfortably link turns on Green runs and would like to progress to Blue runs and some varied terrain. The lesson starts on a Green run and progresses to a Blue run.
Level 5 You snowboard Black runs with confidence. You want to go to the Terrain Park and/or Ultimate Steeps. Privates Only.


NOTE: A helmet policy is now in place requiring all children under 12 taking a lesson to wear a helmet. Helmets are available for rent at Rental Shop or for sale at the Retail Shop. Ability levels standardized and in partnership with WinSport's Canada Olympic Park.

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