Ability Levels

Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, there’s always room to improve skills, build confidence or get to know the mountains better.  We have single-day, multi-day or winter-long programs for every type of skier and snowboarder. Our professional ski instructors will help get you started or take your skiing and riding to the next level.

 

Level 1 - Never Ever

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

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 - Greens

Level 3 - Greens

  • 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 - Greens/Blues

Level 4 - Greens/Blues

  • 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

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

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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