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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 Schoolcan 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.


Level Ability
Level 1 First Time Skier, learn to stop
Level 2 Learn to turn in both directions using a wedge
Level 3 Explore the mountain using wedge turns
Level 4 Learn to match skis and skid turns
Level 5 Comfortably match skis and skid turns on advanced green terrain
Level 6 Ski open parallel turns on blue terrain
Level 7 Links turns on black terrain, working on technique in various snow conditions and carving blue terrain.
Level 8 Make parallel turns on black terrain and moguls with ease. Exploring extremes.


Level Ability
Level 1 First Time Snowboarder
Level 2 Can traverse in both directions
Level 3 Can make turns in both directions
Level 4 Comfortably links turns on green terrain with speed control
Level 5 Links turns on easy blue terrain
Level 6 Links turns on all blue terrain with confidence
Level 7 Links turns on black terrain
Level 8 Rides the entire mountain with ease, exploring extremes