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Snowboard Lesson Levels & Descriptions

Please Note:

When you categorise yourself for lessons please be realistic. Don’t grade yourself on what you want to do, think about what you can do. The lesson descriptions are guides and on the lesson day your instructors will take a good look at your level and re-grade you if required. You are better to start lower and be upgraded than vice versa.

Level 1 - First Timer

It is your first time snowboarding, you have never ever snowboarded before.

Description of Lesson:
Learn about equipment and safety, moving around on the board, how to slide, balance and stop. Learn to control your speed by side slipping and how to traverse. Get an introduction to turning if ready.

Level 2 - Control

You have snowboarded before and are able to side slip (sliding down the hill with the board oriented across the slope) and are able to go left and right a little. You can do these skills on one edge only (usually your heel side edge). You cannot balance on both edges or turn yet.

Description of Lesson:
Learn how to balance and slide on both edges so you are able to move towards turning. Feeling more stable on the toe side edge is usually a focus in this lesson.

Snowboard Level 2

Snowboard Level 2

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Level 3 - Learn to Turn

You can side slip and traverse on both edges (heels and toes). You are still unable to complete turns in both directions. You may be struggling to start the turns, or you pick up too much speed when doing them.

Description of lesson:
Learn to turn in both directions, then link them together so you can progress away from the beginner slope.