Ability Level

What’s My Ability Level?

Determine which ability level best describes your skiing/riding experience to help set you up for success with our Ski & Snowboard School.

When signing up for a lesson with Pajarito Ski & Snowboard School, we ask what your ability level is to help us better understand your needs and goals for the duration of your lesson. For group lessons, it helps us to place with others who are skiing or snowboarding at the same level, providing everyone in the group with the best learning experience possible. Scroll down to learn more about which ability level best describes your skill level.

Skiing

Level 1: I’ve never skied before!

Level 2: I just learned how to stop in a wedge.

Level 3: I’ve started turning in both directions, but still in a wedge.

Level 4: I can ride a chairlift and have started exploring green terrain.

Level 5: I’m starting to match my skis during my turns.

Level 6: I’m comfortable on most blue terrain and have started skiing off-piste.

Levels 7-9: I’ve mastered my technique on all types of terrain.

Snowboarding

Level 1: I’ve never snowboarded before!

Level 2: I can stand up and slide on both edges.

Level 3: I can turn from my toe-edge to my heel-edge and back.

Level 4: I can link turns together on green terrain.

Level 5: I’m starting to get comfortable on blue terrain.

Level 6: I can make dynamic turns and have started to ride off-piste.

Levels 7-9: I’ve mastered my technique on all types of terrain.