Ability Chart

Adult Skier / Rider Ability Description
Never skied before / Never ridden before
Learning turns / Learning to turn
Can link turns on easiest slopes / Can link turns on easiest slopes
Can link turns & beginning to match their skis / Can link skidded turns on more difficult terrain
Can turn with their skis parallel and comfortable on more difficult terrain / Can carve turns and comfortable on difficult terrain
Parallel skis more difficult terrain venturing onto most difficult / Rides confidently, venturing onto most difficult terrain, parks & halfpipes
Parallel skis much of the mountain; has trouble on steep terrain or varied conditions / Confidently rides much of the mountain; has trouble on steep terrain or varied conditions
Mountain Camp / Mountain Rider Ability Description
REDNever skied before / Never ridden before or only in back yard
YELLOWCan make straight wedge and is learning to turn / Can traverse on both toe and heel edges, rides and stops in control
LIGHT GREENCan make slow wedge turns and is ready to ride the chairlift / Rides the chairlift, starting to link skidded turns on easier (beginner) terrain
DARK GREENCan ride chairlift, make fast wedge turns and ski easier terrain unassisted / Easily links turns on easier (beginner) trails, ready for more difficult (intermediate) terrain
LIGHT BLUECan turn with skis parallel on more difficult terrain / Rides more difficult terrain, beginning to carve turns, ready to start switch and freestyle
DARK BLUECan keep mostly parallel turns on more difficult terrain / Carves turns on all more difficult trails, ready for most difficult (expert) trails, links basic switch turns
PURPLECan ski parallel on most difficult terrain / Rides all most difficult trails, bumps and switch on blue trails
PARKAt least Dark Blue Ski level / At least Light Blue Ride level - Advanced Clinic Release required for these lessons. Inquire at Line Up. These lessons are not necessarily available every day.
Cub Camp Ability Description
Never ever
Tried it a couple of times
Tried it. Liked it. Got it.
Snow Camp Ability Description
Never skied before
Can make a wedge and is working on turning
Can make wedge turns, ride chairlift and ski easiest terrain
Can finish turns with skis parallel on easier slopes, ride the chairlift and venture onto more difficult terrain
Can make parallel turns on easier slopes, but uses slight wedge on more difficult
Skis parallel turns & is ready to ski most difficult terrain