Our "red" classes are for individuals who have just started to ski. Perhaps the child took a one day class a few years ago or they have never been on skis in their life!
At this level they will learn how to-
- Put their skis on, take them off, and carry them on their own.
- Stand up after falling down without assistance
- Glide down a gentle incline and perform a wedge stop. Older children with the coordination may perform a side stop or 'hockey stop' instead.
- Perform a turn in both directions, but the turn does not have to be linked.
Our "green" classes are for individuals who can perform the skills from the foundations classes, but aren't ready for large hills and the chair lift yet. Most of our "green" students have had between 1-2 lessons.
Students with a light green card have most of the basics from the Foundations lesson, but may need another class or two to figure out how to stop.
Students with a dark green card are ready for the rope tow or the chair, depending on their comfort level. Most students advance out of the Foundations class and onto the rope tow, where they may remain for 2-3 lessons. At the rope tow, they learn how to stop at a higher rate of speed, link turns and navigate a line on skis.
Once they are safely enjoying skiing on the rope tow, they will transition to the chair lift where they will perfect the stopping and turning skills by enjoying easy runs such as High Road/Low Road and Easy Street.
Our "blue" classes are for students that have exposure to big, wide hills but are still learning how to tackle a steeper pitch. At this point, we begin to work with students on building speed and fine tuning edge control. If a student is still in the wedge to slow down before a turn or stop, we will begin to transition them to parallel turns. Many students ski in the blue classes for an entire session, as this has the widest variety of progress levels. At the beginning of classes, new students will be "skied off" at a level our instructors feel best matches the information provided at registration. If the student excels beyond that initial placement (or needs a bit more time in a slower-paced class) that adjustment is made before lunch.
Mogul busters does offer class levels that can accommodate experienced skiers and snowboarders. These classes are formed out of our intermediate program and cannot be initially registered for. This ensures that we do not accelerate a child's experience past their ability.