START AT ANY LEVEL AND MOVE UP
No matter what your ability – first timer or expert – Loveland Ski & Ride School can help you get to the next level.
Choose your current ability from the levels below. These are general guidelines to help schedule your lesson. Each student will be evaluated and their placement will be adjusted accordingly.
Newcomer – First Timer
(Kids and Adults)
Ski: You have never skied before.
Snowboard: You have never snowboarded before.
Master The Mountain – Learn to Turn/Novice
(Kids and Adults)
Ski: You have skied before and can stop and control speed.
Snowboard: You can perform a skidded traverse on both heel-side and toe-side edges and can stop.
Ski: You are comfortable making wedge turns on easier green runs.
Snowboard: You can perform skidded traverses in both directions with confidence and can make basic turns in both directions.
Ski: You are beginning to match your skis at the end of each turn. You are comfortable on green runs.
Snowboard: You can turn in both directions with speed control and are working on linking turns.
Intermediate – Advanced
(Kids Group lessons and Adult Private lessons)
Ski: You are matching your skis earlier in each turn. You ski green and easier blue runs.
Snowboard: You are linking skidded turns with good speed control and shape and are seeking more challenging terrain.
Ski: You ski making consistent parallel turns with or without a pole plant on blue and some black terrain. Working on refining your turns and maintaining control in more challenging conditions.
Snowboard: You are comfortable in intermediate terrain, working on carved turns and seeking more challenging terrain and maneuvers.
Ski: You can link consistent and refined parallel turns with a pole plant on all blue and most black terrain. You are working on exploring the mountain in a variety of conditions and choosing appropriate skills and tactics in bumps, powder and steep terrain.
Snowboard: You are performing carved turns and challenging yourself in all snow conditions and terrain while improving your confidence and tactics when exploring the whole mountain.