Guide to Ability Levels

Watch our video below of all levels or click links for specific levels


  • Level 1 - Beginner - NEVER EVER skied before.
  • Level 2 - Snowplough Glide - Holding a snow plough and being able to snowplough stop, may be starting to turn a little. Also may have used a beginners lift.
  • Level 3 - Snowplough Turn - Making strong snowplough turns (in both directions) and can use beginner lifts confidently. Can ski green runs and easy blue runs.
  • Level 4 - Plough Parallel - Strong snowplough turns with the skis becoming parallel towards the end of the turn. Can ski blue runs with confidence and use most types of lifts on the mountain.
  • Level 5 - Basic Parallel - Skis remaining parallel through most of the turn on blue and easy red run. Wanting to improve technique on steeper slopes an in different snow conditions
  • Level 6 - Good Parallel - Skiing with skis parallel all the time on all main runs. Working on carving skills and skiing off piste. 


  • Level 1 - Beginner - NEVER BEEN on a snowboard before.
  • Level 2 - Sideslip Traverse - Can control speed and direction on one or both edges but not yet turn from edge to edge. Can use a chairlift.
  • Level 3 - Turning - Can turn to one side most of the time and to both sides on easy terrain. Can use a chairlift and easy drag lifts.
  • Level 4 - Linked Turns - can link turns together on blue and easy red runs, Confident on drag lifts, T-bars and chairlifts.
  • Level 5 - Rymthic Linked Turns - Can link turns on red runs and can ride in variable snow conditions and terrain.
  • Level 6 - All Snow, All Terrain - Learning to carve the board and are comfortable at higher speeds on all types of snow and terrain.