Ski school levels
In order to make sure that your Resort Team can book you in to the correct group for ski lessons, we need to know a bit about your previous ski or snowboard experience and your ability. While all ski schools have slightly different requirements, picking your ski school levels from the list below will help any school to place you in the best group for you.
Please bear in mind that while these levels are a good guideline, they are only approximate and your instructor may suggest that another level would be more appropriate when they have seen you ski.
|Kindergarden||3-5 years – never skied|
|Pooh Bear||Older than 5 years, never skied, or very little.|
|Snowflake||I have the “Pooh Bear”. I can do a snowplough and take a ski lift.|
|1st Star||I have the “Snowflake”. I can do snowplough turns, slow down and stop.|
|2nd Star||I have “1st Star”, can link basic turns and started to learn to skid stop.|
|3rd Star||I have “2nd Star”, can link turns, ski parallel and my loop turns skid.|
|Bronze star||I have “3rd star”, can link short turns and have mastered my balance and schuss.|
For competition groups and advanced kids’ levels, speak to the Resort Team.
Adult ski levels
|Ski 1||Skied more than 1 week, can do elementary snowploughs|
|Ski 2||Average skier, can do wide turns with skis parallel. Blue slopes.|
|Ski 3||Good skier, ski under control on all red pistes|
|Ski 4||Very good skier, ski all terrains, in different snow conditions, black slopes or off-piste.|
|Beginner||Never snowboarded before, or very little|
|Snowboard 1||Can link basic turns on blue pistes|
|Snowboard 2||Can make standard turns on pistes of average steepness, can slide round 180°|
|Snowboard 3||Can link turns of various arc lengths on pistes of average steepness, jump 180° in the air|
|Snowboard expert||I adapt my technique to the terrain and conditions, can make all types of turn and am in control performing tricks.|
Booking and payment for lessons
Once you’ve checked your level above, you can book your lessons online on our Chamonix Resort Shop and pay securely through our booking system. Please remember to specify your level.