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SKI Group LEVELS 

NTSC Alpine Ski Group levels

 

Our ski school uses Group levels to determine ability levels of students.  The purpose is to facilitate group lessons with similar ski ability, ski pace and improvement goals - which makes those lessons the most productive and the most fun. You can track your development in your Progress Book.  Your instructor will fill in the book at the end of your lesson with your goal and strategies for improvement.  When you are ready for the next Group level, your instructor will make the recommendation and inform you of next steps.


GROUP

ABILITIES OF SKIER IN GROUP:

0

I can stand in my boots and carry my skis.  (Beginner/First Time on Skis)

1

I can make turns in the learning/magic carpet area and manage my speed.

2

I can link turns and manage my speed when I am focused; on Green Terrain.  I can load and unload a chair lift with confidence without falling.

3

I can link turns at will, control my speed and stop on demand; on Green Terrain.

4

I can link turns at will, control my speed and stop on demand; on Blue Terrain.

5

I can ski parallel most of the turn on Blue Terrain, but I lack consistency managing my turn shape and/or speed.  I use a pole plant some of the time.

6

I can keep my skis parallel through the entire turn in long and medium turn shapes with a pole plant while managing my speed; on Blue Terrain.

7

I can make rhythmical, parallel turns with a pole plant in shorter and longer radius turn shapes on Blue and some Black Terrain.  I demonstrate natural alignment and lead my turn with my lower body most of the time.  I am able to keep the skis on edge but lack consistency as conditions become more challenging.

8

I can make rhythmical, parallel turns with a pole plant in shorter and longer radius turn shapes on Black Terrain.  I demonstrate natural alignment and lead my turn with my lower body most of the time.  I can link carved turns on Green Terrain.  I can adapt my skills to manage changes in speed, terrain and conditions.  I still lack consistency when trying to manage bumpy terrain.

9

I can link carved turns on Blue Terrain and carry some energy from one turn to the next.  I can balance on my edges above the fall line on Blue Terrain in all turn shapes and speeds.  I lead turns with my lower body and balance well on my outside ski.  I can regain balance, manage speed and line choice in bumpy terrain.

10

I can make dynamic parallel turns, with rhythm, speed & control on advanced & expert varied terrain.   I am working towards the CSIA Level 4 certification standards.


We live in and around the city and love to ski and snowboard! Established in 1960, North Toronto Ski Club is a traveling downhill/alpine, cross-country and snowboard club run by member volunteers. Our club is small enough to be open and friendly but big enough to provide all the benefits of a large ski club of 1,100 members.

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