Ability Levels

Find Out Your Ability Level

Whether you are looking to learn the basics of carving down the slopes or aspire to master expert backcountry terrain, the Crested Butte Ski and Ride Schoolc an accommodate all skill levels.

To make sure your Crested Butte ski vacation is the most memorable, we offer the following levels of ski and snowboard lessons.

Skiers

LEVEL ABILITY
1 FIRST TIME SKIER, LEARN TO STOP
2 LEARN TO TURN IN BOTH DIRECTIONS USING A WEDGE
3 EXPLORE THE MOUNTAIN USING WEDGE TURNS
4 LEARN TO MATCH SKIS AND SKID TURNS
5 COMFORTABLY MATCH SKIS AND SKID TURNS ON ADVANCED GREEN TERRAIN
6 SKI OPEN PARALLEL TURNS ON BLUE TERRAIN
7 LINKS TURNS ON BLACK TERRAIN, WORKING ON TECHNIQUE IN VARIOUS SNOW CONDITIONS AND CARVING BLUE TERRAIN.
8 MAKE PARALLEL TURNS ON BLACK TERRAIN AND MOGULS WITH EASE. EXPLORING EXTREMES.

 

Snowboarders

LEVEL ABILITY
1 FIRST TIME SNOWBOARDER
2 CAN TRAVERSE IN BOTH DIRECTIONS
3 CAN MAKE TURNS IN BOTH DIRECTIONS
4 COMFORTABLY LINKS TURNS ON GREEN TERRAIN WITH SPEED CONTROL
5 LINKS TURNS ON EASY BLUE TERRAIN
6 LINKS TURNS ON ALL BLUE TERRAIN WITH CONFIDENCE
7 LINKS TURNS ON BLACK TERRAIN
8 RIDES THE ENTIRE MOUNTAIN WITH EASE, EXPLORING EXTREMES