Ability Levels

Level 1   

Never Ever

  • You have never ever skied or snowboarded before.
  • You are a bit nervous but want to learn how it's done.
  • You want to start at the very beginning.

Level 2    

Once or Twice

  • You have been out once or twice before but you still consider yourself a beginner.
  • You are still a bit nervous.
  • You will need a refresher on how to get on the lift and how to turn and control your speed.
  • You think it might be nice to start your lesson in the beginner area.

Level 3   


  • You have been up the lift before and you are becoming comfortable making turns on runs designated with a Green Circle.
  • You would like to be able to try some easy Blue runs but need to improve your skill level first.

Level 4


  • You can usually make controlled turns on runs designated with a Green Circle or Blue Square but you avoid moguls.
  • You need to learn the skills required to be able to challenge some of the Black Diamonds and maybe learn about moguls, the terrain park, and half-pipe.

Level 5    

Blues/Black Diamonds

  • You look for runs designated with a Blue Square or a Black Diamond but want to be able to do them with more style.
  • You can get down the bumps and the steeps but need to learn how to keep your rhythm and speed under control.
  • You might enjoy playing in the terrain park.

Level 6  

Black Diamonds

  • You are comfortable on your skis or your snowboard and are looking for new ways to challenge yourself.
  • You have room for some improvement in your technical skills but also need an introduction to some new lines on the mountain and some new tactics.

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