Registration Information & Skills Tracker

Escarpment and snow

*Please note that all Snow School programs are sold out for the 2021-2022 season.


Four Things to Know Before You Register:

  1. Know The Ability of the Participant: Be realistic on the level of what you or your child can comfortably ski or snowboard at. This makes sure it’s the best learning experience for both student and snow school instructor to ensure the lessons are as tailored to the development of your lesson participants as possible!
  2. Select Your Lesson Program: Match the ability of you or your child to the type of program that will best suit your goal and schedule. You can consult our Skills Tracker below. Only coming for a day? Our drop-in Single Private Lessons OR Discover program are your best bet!
  3. Add Your Lift Pass Option: A valid lift pass is REQUIRED for any guest using the lifts and slopes.

Glen Eden Snow School Skills Tracker

Level 1 Can skate on flat terrain with 1 foot strapped in
Maintains a solid neutral position on heel edge
Can glide in a balanced position
Able to use toe or heel to stop while sliding
Able to stand up on own after falling
Able to control speed on heel edge with both feet strapped in

 

Level 2 Able to change direction and traverse on heel edge
Able to control speed on toe edge with both feet strapped in
Able to change direction and traverse on toe edge
Maintains a solid neutral position on heel and toe edge
Confidently loads and unloads surface lifts

 

Level 3 Can smoothly switch edges in the fall line
Can use turn shape to better control speed
Can connect turns on green terrain
Load/Unload chairlifts safely
Able to stand up independently
Rides in control on green and blue terrain

 

Level 4 Able to control speed while turning
Turning effort is from hips, knees and ankles with upper body following
Demonstrate up and down movement using knees and ankles
Maintains a solid neutral position while turning
Ride with increased speed on blue and uneven terrain

 

Level 5 Uses lower joints to add grip in the fall line
Ollie and nollie and landing well balanced on both feet
Able to maintain control while turning on ice and steeper terrain
Turning effort is from hips, knees and ankles with upper body following
Introduced to switch riding on green terrain
Introduced to carved traverse on green terrain
Introduced to small terrain park features

 

Level 6 Able to show independent leg movement while traversing uneven terrain
Ride with increased speed and narrower turn shape on blue and black terrain
Can the differentiate between sliding and carve turns
Able to carve basic turns on green terrain
Introduced to switch riding on blue terrain
Introduced to medium terrain park features

 

Level 7 Able to adjust balance along edge to vary turn shape
Able to edge early in turns, increasing efficiency
Able to do short radius turns on black terrain
Able to bend the board and redirect some energy into the next turn
Able to vary carved turn shape on blue terrain
Maintains a solid neutral position in uneven terrain
Introduced to large terrain park features

 

Level 8 Able to bend the board and redirect all energy into next turn
Able to ride bumps with increased speed
Can ride switch at increasing speeds on all terrain
Rides with fluidity in all conditions
Able to vary carved turn shape on black terrain
Able to ride at high speeds in all conditions

Level 1 Can stop in a wedge under own power
Able to climb uphill by side stepping
Straight run on a gentle slope
Able to stand up on own after falling (assisted for Kinder Ski)
Rides surface lifts with assistance

 

Level 2 Able to glide in a wedge & change direction
Connect turns on green terrain
Able to control speed while turning
Confidently loads and unloads surface lifts by themselves
Able to climb up gentle incline using a skating technique

 

Level 3 Load/Unload chairlifts safely
Rides in control on green and blue terrain
Stays balanced using ankles, knees and hips to stay centered
Can stop quickly using edges for more grip without losing balance
Able to adjust size of wedge to control speed in turns

 

Level 4 Ride with increased speed safely on blue and uneven terrain
Able to show independent leg movement while riding uneven terrain
Can stop quickly in a wedge on blue terrain
Can perform a hockey stop on easier terrain
Able to balance on my outside ski so they match near the end of the turn
Beginning  to steer using legs independently of my upper body

 

Level 5 Ability to balance on outside ski and create angulation for grip
Can control themselves on more challenging terrain using edges and turn shape
Can link shorter turns in the fall line on blue terrain
Demonstrates skidded parallel turns on black terrain
Links complete parallel turns on blue terrain
Can adjust efforts to handle terrain and speed

 

Level 6 Manages speed with confidence on all terrain
Able to ski parallel on all terrain regardless of turn shape
Uses seperation to establish grip
Adjusts effort when terrain & conditions change during a run
Can copy rhythm of a skier they are following

 

Level 7 Can ski with confidence at speed in all conditions safely
Can ski in bumps and/or challengeing conditions at intermediate speeds
Can use design of skis to help adjust turn shape and speed
Maintains speed by adjusting the amount of edge relative to terrain
Developing rhythm during consistent turn shapes

 

Level 8 Turns lower body appropriate to turn shape
Can create energy from turn to turn
Maintains separation so they can angulate to generate desired amounts of grip
Able to correct balance automatically using a blend of joints
Can ski in bumps and/or challenging conditions rhythmically at advanced speeds