Skills Guide

Ski Level Guide

RHYTHM SKI
MY CURRENT ABILITY
LESSON GOALS
MY TERRAIN
Level 1
Beginner
I would like to start from the beginning. I cannot stop or glide
Confidently stop & make single turns
Confidently stop & make single turns
Level 2
Learning to Turn
I can confidently stop in a snowplow on flat slopes & can make single turns in a Snowplough
To link my turns together confidently to control speed
I am comfortable on flat green terrain & may venture onto beginner terrain accessed by lifts
Level 3
Linking Turns
I can confidently link turns and control my speed while in a Snowplough
I am learning to match my skis earlier in my turn and vary my turn size and shape
I am comfortable on green runs accessed by lifts. And would like to explore more similar terrain
Level 4
Refining Turns
I can make parallel turns & a variety of turn sizes
Refine my parallel turns, including learning to pole plant. While exploring more varied terrain & snow conditions
I can ski most blue (red) terrain, however more advanced blue runs are a challenge
Level 5
Intermediate
Strong parallel turns with a pole plant on all blue terrain & some black terrain
Learning how to manage a variety of snow conditions & terrain, including riding powder, short turns, carving, moguls & off-piste skiing
Able to ski comfortably on all blues & easy black runs. Learning to manage off-piste terrain
Level 6
Advanced
Able to ski in control in a variety of conditions/terrain
Refining my skills on steeps, trees, drops off piste riding & freestyle skills
I can ski in control in expert terrain, both on & off-piste in a variety of conditions
Level 7
Expert
I ride in a variety of snow conditions/terrain at speed. I like to challenge myself & am experienced in powder
Expanding my mountain experience to include slack/backcountry riding, tighter trees, drops, freestyle & challenging myself at higher speeds
I can ski aggressively & in control in a variety of off-piste conditions & at varying speed

Ski Level Guide

RHYTHM Snowboard
MY CURRENT ABILITY
LESSON GOALS
MY TERRAIN
Level 1
Beginner
I would like to start from the beginning or I need help to stop
Confidently glide control my direction and stop on both edges
Flat green terrain, which may be accessed by a moving carpet
Level 2
Learning to Turn
I can confidently glide & change my direction on both edges.
I am learning to make single turns without assistance
I am comfortable on flat green terrain & may venture onto beginner terrain accessed by lifts
Level 3
Linking Turns
I am learning to link my turns on green terrain
Linking my turns with more confidence & control & progressing to more challenging green terrain
I am using terrain in the beginner area, including moving carpets & chair lifts
Level 4
Refining Turns
I can link turns on all green runs with control & confidence. I can ride all chairlifts
I am learning to make a variety of turn sizes & learning basic freestyle
I can ride all green terrain & am progressing to easy blue
Level 5
Intermediate
I can link turns on all blue runs & learning to ride in a variety of conditions
Learning powder, short turns, off-piste & terrain park
All blue terrain, beginner terrain parks & easy black & off-piste
Level 6
Advanced
I can ride in a variety of conditions including black runs & the terrain park
Refining my skills on steeps, trees drops off-piste riding & freestyle skills
I can snowboard in control expert terrain, both on & off-piste in a variety of conditions
Level 7
Expert
Expanding my mountain experience to include slack/backcountry riding, tighter trees, drops, freestyle & challenging myself at higher speeds
I can snowboard aggressively & in control in a variety of off-piste conditions & at varying speed
I ride in a variety of snow conditions/terrain at speed. I like to challenge myself & am experienced in powder