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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 ride the chairlift and ski Green runs comfortably but would like more confidence.
Level 4 You can comfortably link turns on Green runs and occasionally ski easy Blue runs. Your skis are mostly parallel.
Level 5 You ski Blue runs with confidence and enjoy the challenge of Black runs and varied terrain, but you have difficulty skiing them with style.
Level 6 You are comfortable all over the mountain but want to ski with more performance. (Children's level 6 group lesson available. Private lessons available for adults)


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.
Level 2 You ride cautiously and find green runs a challenge.
Level 3 You ride the chairlift and ride Green runs comfortably but would like more confidence.
Level 4 Snowboard Blue runs. Want to learn to jump & basic tricks. (Children’s’ level 4 available. Private lessons available for adults)
Level 5 Snowboard Black runs with confidence. You want to go to go the terrain park / Ultimate Steeps. (Private lessons available for adults and children)


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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