Each holiday is designed to suit people with a particular level of experience so that you will ski with others of a similar ability. That way no one is left behind and no one is held back. Please establish your level of skiing before you choose when and where you wish to join us. This way you are sure to select the perfect holiday.

On Piste Ski Profile

Novice description.
Confident to ski blue pistes in all conditions. Skis reds in good conditions About 4 weeks or more experience but likes to stick to blue pistes mainly. Able to maintain consistent pace and turns on blue pistes. Enjoys being on holiday and may occasionally like a break between runs. Prefers to ski pistes in good conditions, avoids icy or bumpy terrain.
Enjoys skiing groomed red pistes and easy black pistes in good conditions. Around 8 weeks or so experience and likes to stick mainly to red pistes though will have experience of a variety of conditions including hard packed piste and some bumps. Able to confidently parallel ski groomed red pistes with consistent pace and turns, top to bottom with limited stops. Enjoys groomed pistes and prefers to avoid bumps or icy slopes.
Skis confidently and in control on any red piste in varying conditions and on moderate or easier blacks. May have many years of experience and enjoys skiing the whole mountain on piste. Understands safety on the slopes and adheres to the FIS code of conduct. Able to vary turns to cope with more challenging terrain. Happy to ski the mountain all day with limited stops. Able to ski icier pistes or easy bumps, though prefers to avoid larger bumps. May need to stop to rest more frequently in trickier conditions.
Confident to ski the whole mountain including steep blacks, varying turns to cope with conditions and showing good speed control on steeper or trickier pistes. Several years' experience in a number of ski areas and resorts. Able to ski most piste conditions though may choose the easier line if conditions are challenging. Skis top to bottom on all pistes except the toughest blacks regardless of changes in terrain and conditions. Enjoys taking the fall line, skis at a good pace all day. Able to handle a variety of conditions including icy pistes and larger bumps.
Enjoys skiing the steepest and most challenging terrain, taking the fall line at every opportunity. Will have considerable experience in many ski areas and resorts over several years and would be expected to ski more than two weeks each season. They will be confident in challenging conditions such as white outs and be able to quickly judge conditions and adapt behaviour accordingly. Able to manage speed control and comfortably vary speed and turns. Skis fall line descents of all runs including bumps, fluently and at a fast pace regardless of changes in terrain and snow quality. Can safely and confidently negotiate any conditions they may encounter including ice and large bumps.

Off Piste Ski Profile

Minimum Advanced Intermediate on piste. Willing to venture off piste on easy slopes (lesser steepness than a blue). Limited experience, from no off piste to a few days or weeks. Relatively fit with the attitude and aptitude to progress. Working on linking turns. Able to ski off piste in easy conditions.
Confident and comfortable skiing moderate slopes off piste (blue - red). Has at least a few weeks (limited) experience of skiing off piste, possibly with guides/instructors. Able to link several turns in light powder snow (just above boot height) on a uniform base. Will struggle to link turns in poor lighting. Able to manage easy untracked terrain and chalky snow, though prefers conditions without obstacles.
Confidently enjoys skiing off piste on steeper slopes (red+). Will have several years off piste skiing experience and some knowledge of mountain craft. Well used to spending the whole day off piste and experienced in a wide variety of snow conditions. Possibly skied with mountain guides and may have ski toured. Skis confidently and enjoys powder, able to ski with consistent speed and turn shape in all but the most challenging conditions. Able to handle a variety of conditions including lightly crusted and wind affected snow.
Confidently skis all skiable off piste terrain in a controlled line, in the widest variety of snow conditions, from deep powder, to difficult and varied snow, even with obstacles on steep terrain. Considerably experienced in skiing off piste in many ski areas and resorts over several years and throughout the ski season and in all types of snow. Excellent knowledge of mountain craft and how to ski safely in mountain terrain. Will probably have some experience of touring. Skis with fluidity and confidence in almost any condition. Actively seeks challenging terrain and snow. Flat light may not pose too much of a problem for this skier. Can safely and confidently negotiate any conditions they may encounter including breakable crust and deep snow.

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