DSLV skill levels

Beginner

Goal: Independent skiing and braking

Practical knowledge: Basic knowledge of the equipment, terrain, and safety

What you'll learn:
• Elementary snowplough turns
• Skiing and snowplough braking
• Skiing in a straight line with parallel skis and stable position
• Ascending using side steps and herringbone
• Get to know your equipment and learn to move on level terrain

Intermediate

Goal: Independent downhill skiing on blue slopes

Practical knowledge: Safe use of ski lifts

What you'll learn:
• Elementary turns with parallel skis
• Jumping small kickers, first slope tricks
• Diagonal skiing and side slipping
• Rhythmical snowplough turns
• Snowplough using weight shifts

Whiz

Goal: Confident and rhythmical parallel turns

Practical knowledge: Safe slope conduct according to FIS rules

What you'll learn:
• Slope tricks, navigating bumps and hollows, easy fun park
• Improve your turn control – basics
• Improve your turn control – basics, and how to use your poles
• Stabilize and secure your position
• Parallel turns on a variety of groomed trails

Expert

Goal: Confident and secure turns at varying levels of difficulty

Practical knowledge: Terrain safety and risk assessment

What you'll learn:
• Navigate open country masterfully
• Confident jumping and skiing in parks
• Fast and athletic skiing
• Mastery of difficult and steep slopes
• Expert deep-snow skiing and moguls