Know Your Level

Thredbo has a range of lessons and programs to suit all levels, styles and needs. Children’s programs, beginner to advanced group and private lessons, back country tours and more.

Come and explore how you can make the most of your time on the snow.

Adults 18+

LEVEL CATEGORY SYMBOL ABILITY – ADULT SKIER ABILITY – ADULT BOARDER APPROPRIATE LESSON TYPE
1 First timer First time skiing First time snowboarding Beginner Lesson
2 Beginner You can stop and start. Time to ride the lift! You can heelside and toeside turn your board. Time to ride the lift! MAX 6
3 Beginner You can ride the lift and snowplough turn. You can ride the lift and are beginning to link turns. MAX 6
4 Intermediate You’re starting to perform parallel turns and are moving faster down the hill. You can link your turns. Time to take your riding to the next level and try some varied terrain MAX 6
5 Intermediate Ready to start performing long and short parallel turns It’s time to link your turns on steeper terrain, take on beginner jumps and learn how to ride switch. MAX 6
6 Intermediate You’re mastering Blue runs and taking on more Black runs. You are exploring more challenging terrain and bettering your technique. You have mastered Green and Blue runs. Your now linking turns down Black runs confidently and ready to learn some tricks in the park. MAX 6
7 Advanced You’re making parallel turns with pole plants. Time to learn dynamic short turns to ski bumps and steeper terrain. Master of the Black runs. Time to learn technical freestyle riding and advanced freeride riding. MAX 6

MAX 3

8 Advanced You’ve mastered every run. It’s time to get off-piste and into the powder, bumps, cliffs and steeps. You’ve mastered every run. Time to get off-piste and take on cliffs, drops and stepper terrain. MAX 6

MAX 3

Teens 13-17

LEVEL CATEGORY SYMBOL ABILITY – TEEN (13 – 17) SKIER ABILITY – TEEN (13 – 17) BOARDER APPROPRIATE LESSON TYPE
1 First timer First time skiing First time snowboarding Beginner Lesson
2 Beginner You can stop and start. Time to ride the lift! You can heelside and toeside turn your board. Time to ride the lift! Group Lesson
3 Beginner You can ride the lift and snowplough turn. You can ride the lift and are beginning to link turns. Group Lesson
4 Intermediate You’re starting to perform parallel turns and are moving faster down the hill. You can link your turns. Time to take your riding to the next level and try some varied terrain Group Lesson
5 Intermediate Ready to start performing long and short parallel turns It’s time to link your turns on steeper terrain, take on beginner jumps and learn how to ride switch. Group Lesson
6 Intermediate You’re mastering Blue runs and taking on more Black runs. You are exploring more challenging terrain and bettering your technique. You have mastered Green and Blue runs. Your now linking turns down Black runs confidently and ready to learn some tricks in the park. Group Lesson
7 Advanced You’re making parallel turns with pole plants. Time to learn dynamic short turns to ski bumps and steeper terrain. Master of the Black runs. Time to learn technical freestyle riding and advanced freeride riding. Group Lesson
8 Advanced You’ve mastered every run. It’s time to get off-piste and into the powder, bumps, cliffs and steeps. You’ve mastered every run. Time to get off-piste and take on cliffs, drops and stepper terrain. Group Lesson

Kids 3-12

SYMBOL LEVEL Thredboland symbol CATEGORY ABILITY APPROPRIATE LESSON TYPE
1 Beginner 3 year olds who have never skied before.

Kids aged 4 – 12 who have never skied/boarded before

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1+

2

Beginner Kids who have skied but are still working towards stopping unassisted and making slight direction changes

Can snowplough stop. Working towards linking turns and an Introduction to the chairlift.

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3

3+

Beginner Able to link snowplough turns. Working on matching skis parallel at the end of the turn, skating and traversing.

Able to make strong snowplough turns, traverse and skate. Working towards controlling speed through turn shape on green terrain.

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4 Intermediate Matching skis parallel at the end of every turn on green terrain. Beginning to explore easy blue runs. Working on simultaneous edge release and hockey stops. View lessons
5 Intermediate Basic parallel turns on green and easy blue runs. Working on refining parallel. Introduction to pole use. View lessons
6 Intermediate Strong parallel turns on all green and blue runs, able to make a pole touch and vary turn shape to cope with different terrain. Attempting easy black runs. View lessons
7 Advanced Able to ski a strong parallel turn on black terrain, make short turns with a timed pole plant on all blue runs and link turns through moguls. View lessons
8 Advanced Able to ski dynamic parallel turns (long and short) on all runs. Able to ski fall-line moguls on black terrain with a strong pole plant. Able to ski all snow conditions. View lessons

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