|New to skiing. No experience!
|New to snowboarding. No experience!
|Some experience. Can complete small direction changes in snowplow. Can snowplow stop. Ride carpet lifts.
|Some experience. Can walk and climb with board on. Can straight run. Ride carpet lifts.
|Comfortable on beginner terrain. Can link snowplow turns with balance over the outside foot. Can walk and climb with skis on. Ready to ride lift.
|Comfortable on beginner terrain. Can complete toeside and heelside slipping. Can complete toeside and heelside pendulum. Ready to ride lift.
|Comfortable on green terrain. Can straight run with speed and snowplow stop on demand. Can control speed in linked turns on green terrain.
|Comfortable on green terrain. Can control direction and speed on either heel or toe edge.
|Ready to conquer blue terrain. Can link varied size snowplow turns while balanced over the outside ski. Age 6+: can ride lift unassisted.
|Ready to conquer blue terrain. Can pendulum heel and toe edge. Can link controlled turns using heel and toe edge. Age 6+: can ride lift unassisted.
|Rhythmical snowplow turns with skis matching occasionally in parallel on green and blue terrain. Working on hockey stop.
|Can complete varied radius turns on both toeside and heelside. Can do 360 flat spins. Shows greater confidence at speed.
|Consistently matches skis through completion of turn on green and blue terrain. Able to hockey stop on both sides.
|Can increase edge angle for more carved turn. Can do beginner switch turns. Comfortable on varied terrain ie: bumps, rollers on blue terrain. Able to control speed.
|Skis are parallel on blue and black terrain most of the time. Beginning to use pole plant. Can do flat 360 spins.
|Comfortable on black terrain. Can perform intermediate carved turns. Sliding switch turns. Can maintain balance as speed and slope increase.
|Skis are parallel on black terrain with good speed control through varied turn shape. Pole plant is used. Turn shape is symmetrical and rhythmical.
|Can complete varied radius carved turns. Controls speed using turn shape. Rides switch with moderate speed.
|Turns are varied radius with speed control through good edging of both skis. Angulation and inclination used to ski efficiently. Can ski in varied snow conditions and varied terrain.
| Varied radius turns in control at high speed. Strong mechanics for increasing and decreasing the edge. Confident in terrain adaptation.