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Level 1 - Beginner, I have never skied before
Level 2 - I can ski a little but I have never ridden a lift and can neither stop nor turn
Level 3 - I can make wedge turns in both directions
Level 4 - I can make rythmical skidded turns and ride the beginner chair
Level 5 - I can match my skies throughout the last half of my turn
Level 6 - I am developing my parallel turn and am exploring all intermediate terrain
Level 7 - I can keep my skies parallel throughout my entire turn
Level 8 - I can ski almost anywhere with parallel turns that are dynamic and consistent
Level 9 - I am an excellent parallel skier and can ski on varied terrain and varied snow conditions
Freestyle - Learn how to use the terrain park and its elements safely.


Level 1 - Beginner, I have never ridden before
Level 2 - I can maneuver with one foot and can slip on heel-side and toe-side
Level 3 - I can perform a skidded traverse on both heel side and toe-side edges and can stop
Level 4 - I can perform elementary and heel-side and toe-side
Level 5 - I can readily link turns and control speed by turning
Level 6 - I can perform linked, skidded turns in varying size with good control on more challenging terrain
Level 7 - I am beginning to carve turns and am comfortable on all intermediate terrain
Level 8 - I am fine turning carves of various size and can ride various terrain
Level 9 - I can ride all terrain comfortably and want to explore the extremes of riding
Freestyle - Learn how to use the terrain park and its elements safely.

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The Pats Peak Snowsports School bases its instruction on the American Teaching System, a method used by the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI). This system presents a proven program for developing and refining skills.

Pats Peak is a member school of PSIA and AASI - Eastern Division. Our experienced and certified staff provides instruction for skiers and riders of all ages and abilities.


Contact the Pats Peak Snowsports School: Call 603-428-3245 or email [email protected].