Skill levels of our ski school

Skill levels Pitzis (3 and 4 year-olds)

Beginner

Schussing

After the first exercises for the use of the skis, the kids learn how to ski straight ahead.

Snow brake - snow plough

With the snow plough, you learn how to stop and it is also the basis of making turns.

Turns with the snow plough

At this skill level, the little ones can make small turns in the practice area.

Lifting

Now the children learn how to use the button lift and ski down on blue slopes.

Skill levels Juniors (from 5 years)

J1 - Beginners

ZG - Advanced beginners:

The children of this group can do the snow plough and small descents in the practice area.

J2 - Turns with the snow plough:

The children can ski on blue slopes and do turns with the snow plough.

J3 - Traversing:

In this group, the children can ski safely on blue and red slopes. During traversing (between the turns) they ski with parallel skis. In this skill level, the kids also take ski poles with them.

J4 - Snow plough steering:

In this skill level, the children can ski on blue, red, and black slopes. The skiing is mostly parallel, only for the turns, the children use a small snow plough.

J5 - Parallel steering (long turns):

The children in this group can ski on blue, red, and black slopes in a total parallel way. Also, the turns are with parallel skis on each slope. In this group, they appropriately use the ski poles and they start to ski in different types of terrain (bumpy slope, deep snow, ...).

J6 - Parallel steering (short turns):

The participants of J6 train to use the edges of the skis in a better and more efficient way to control the speed also on steep slopes. In this skill level, the children also improve their skills in skiing in different terrains (bumpy slope, deep snow, ...).

J Top - Top group / Carving:

The children of the top group learn how to perfect their skiing skills on every type of terrain, they get insight and will be trained in the valuation of avalanches and other alpine dangers.

Skill levels adults

E1: Beginners

E2: Turns with the snow plough

The participants of this group can use a button lift and safely ski on blue slopes.

E3: Snow plough steering

Now the participants can ski with parallel skis while traversing between the turns and for the turns they use the snow plough. They ski on blue and red slopes.

E4: Parallel steering (long turns)

The participants of this group can ski on all slopes (blue, red, and black) in a total parallel way. Now they make their first steps in different terrains, like deep snow, bumpy slope,...

E5: Parallel steering (short turns)

In this group, you learn to control your speed on steep slopes and use your edges more efficiently. You will also learn the right technique in different snow conditions and terrains (deep snow, bumpy slope, ...).

E6: Carving / top group

In this group, your goal is to perfect your skills in all snow conditions and different terrains.

Skill levels snowboard (from 7 years)

SB 1: Beginners

SB 2: Sliding

In this group, the participants can slide on both edges (front side & backside) and they started to learn to make turns.

SB 3: Drift turns

The snowboarders can make turns on blue and sometimes also red slopes.

SB 4: Drift turns / high unweighting

You make the drift turns safely on blue, red, and black slopes. Now the participants learn to "high unweighting" the board to prepare the turns. Further on you learn the first steps of slopestyle and you will try out to snowboard in the fun park on boxes and small kickers.

SB 5: Perfect snowboarding

In this group, the already good snowboarders learn more tricks in the fun park and slopestyle. Also snowboarding in "powder-snow" is on the schedule of this skill level. On the slopes, your instructor learns you how to use your edges in a more efficient way to control your speed also on steep slopes.

SB 6: Top group

Now the participants perfect their technique on different terrains and all kinds of snow conditions. The tricks in the fun park and on the slopes will be more difficult and the jumps will be higher.