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When you’re booking a lesson, please specify your level so we can match you with the best instructors.

LevelLesson FlagMy current abilityWhat I'd like to do nextThredboland
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1
It’s my first time skiing.
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I’ve skied before but...I still need to work on stopping by myself.
2
I can make a snowplough and stop.I want to work on linking turns and learn to ride a lift.
3
I can ride a beginner lift and link snowplough turns.I want to learn to make my skis parallel at the end of the turn.
3+I can link snowplough turns with confidence on all Friday Flat slopes.I want to work on making my skis parallel in the turn, use turn-shape to control my speed and prepare to explore more of the mountain.
4I finish my turns with the skis parallel but I still have a snowplough for most of my turn, on all green slopes.I want to learn to make my skis parallel for more of the turn and ski some easy blue slopes.
5I can keep my skis parallel for most of the turn on easy blue slopes.I want to work on making my turns completely parallel and learn to pole plant.
6
I can make basic parallel turns with a pole plant on blue slopes.I want to consolidate my parallel turns and work on making long and short turns.
7I can link parallel short turns on blue slopes with strong edging. I’m starting to attempt these on easier black slopes.I want to refine my technique and tactics to help me on steeper and more challenging terrain.
8I can link strong parallel short turns on all black slopes with parallel skis. I vary my turn shape to suit the terrain.I want to develop my technique for skiing ungroomed snow, bumps and steeper terrain.
LevelLesson FlagMy current abilityWhat I'd like to do nextThredboland
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It’s my first time snowboarding.
2
I can stop and control my speed on one or both edges. I can’t turn yet.I want to work on linking turns and learn to ride a lift.
3
I can ride a beginner lift and link my turns.I want to work on varying my turn size and shape to control my speed, to prepare to access more of the mountain.
4I can confidently link turns on all green slopes.I want to explore easy blue slopes, learn basic freestyle or ride switch.
5I can confidently link turns on easy blue slopes.I want to explore steeper blue slopes, learn to carve, work on my freestyle or develop my switch riding.
6
I can link turns on most blue slopes.I want to build confidence riding in various conditions on blue slopes or venture onto easy black slopes. I want to consolidate my carving, freestyle or switch riding.
7I can link turns on all blue slopes in various conditions and I’m starting to ride easier black slopes.I want to explore more of the mountain and venture beyond the groomers. I want to refine my carving, freestyle, switch riding or technique on steeper slopes.
8I can link turns on black slopes.I want to build confidence riding the whole mountain and explore techniques for riding powder, trees, slush, crud, flat light and ice. I want to take my carving, freestyle or switch riding to the next level.
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