Levels and Tests for children - skiing

Definition of children's ski level assessments


Skiing lessons :

Piou-Piou

  • I have never skied before. 
  • A first introduction to skiing and skiing equipment over a week in the Piou-Piou Club (snow garden).
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Ourson

  • A "snaking" line of snowplough turns on a run of 4 to 5 poles. 
  • Easy Nordic-style course. 
  • Beginners' straight run facing down the slope finished with a snowplough turn.
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SNOWFLAKE

  • Series of 7 to 8 snowplough turns with the skis brought back to the parallel position in between, over a suitable marked out course. 
  • Elementary straight run across the slope following a roughly straight trajectory. 
  • Test of balance when skiing while facing down the slope (with little jumps, from one foot to the other or over little bumps, etc.) on a gentle slope.
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1ST STAR

  • On a moderately steep slope, series of elementary sideslip turns over a suitable marked out course. 
  • Direct traversing following a curved trajectory. 
  • Step turns on a gentle slope (starting off at an angle).
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2ND STAR

  • Series of around ten perfect elementary turns over a suitable marked out course on a moderately steep slope. 
  • Basic straight run passing over hollows and bumps. 
  • Basic skating step.
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3RD STAR

  • Series of around ten basic turns imposed by 10 to 12 poles on a moderately steep slope. 
  • Basic single garland on a moderately steep slope. 
  • Perfect straight run to build up speed, finished with a braking sideslip, all on a moderately steep slope.
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Bronze STAR

  • Non-timed line assessed by the pupil's ability to complete perfect basic turns, with two changes of rhythm on a varied slope (alternating medium, short and medium-radius turns through 15 to 20 gates). 
  • Basic godille. 
  • Passage over bumps with slight take-off on prepared piste or terrain (skiercross-type run). 
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gold star

  • Short giant slalom, timed (maximum 50% more time allowed compared to opener). 
  • Technical series of perfect broad and high-speed turns over varied terrain (slope, snow, etc.).
 
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Performance :

Flèche

  • Giant slalom, 25/35 gates, downhill slope: 200 to 250 m 
  • Gold: 0% to 15% 
  • Vermeil: 15.01% to 28% 
  • Silver: 28.01% to 40% 
  • Bronze: 40.01 to 50% 
  • Flechette: 50.01 to 55%
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Chamois

  • Slalom, 30/40 gates, downhill slope: 120 to 200m 
  • Gold: 0% to 15% 
  • Vermeil: 15.01% to 28% 
  • Silver: 28.01% to 40% 
  • Bronze: 40.01 to 50% 
  • Cabri: 50.01 to 55%
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