What is my ski standard
What is my ski standard?
If you have been on a Ski Club Freshtracks holiday over the past five seasons we will have a record of your skiing standard, as assessed by the holiday leader, instructor or mountain guide. If this is your first Ski Club Freshtracks holiday we can help you assess yourself. There are a number of factors that contribute towards your skiing standard such as technique, speed and fitness. As you can imagine, some people over-estimate their abilities and others under-estimate. If you are in any doubt which holiday would be best, please call us as, if you do mis-grade yourself, you may be asked by your leader/instructor/mountain guide to make alternative skiing arrangements at your own expense.
Use the information above as a guide to your standard. For touring holidays, make sure you also read the additional information on ski touring.
Skiing is a demanding sport and so it is essential to take into consideration fitness levels when making decisions about your ski standard. Fitness is a key part of skiing ability and so it is important when choosing a holiday to ask yourself how far you can, and are prepared to push yourself. Whether you are comfortable cruising the reds all day with a long lunch stop or are looking for more of a physical challenge with turn after turn in deep powder, a good level of physical fitness is required in order to make sure you get the maximum out of your holiday and avoid unnecessary injuries. It is recommended that you participate in at least 40 minutes of aerobic exercise three times a week for a minimum of three months in the run up to a skiing holiday. Please be aware that leaders are entitled to lower members ski standard, and in exceptional circumstances they can ask members to leave the ski group if they feel their fitness hinders performance and delays other members of the party.