Ski Level & Ability
Guide for recognising your ski or snowboard level
Please be honest with yourself when calculating your ski or snowboard level as this will be the single most important factor in getting the most out of your ski trip to South America.
Beginners & Low Level Intermediates (subject to further approval)
If you are a beginner or lower level intermediate you are welcome to join the Resort Focus trips , however our ski guides are dedicated to guiding the strong intermediate to advanced. You will enjoy excellent green, blue/red runs throughout the Andes, and all the resorts offer excellent snowboard and ski instruction. Priority on these tours will go to suitable intermediate or better skiers and snowboarders.
You ski or board with confidence and control on intermediate and advanced runs (Blue square in North America, Red in Europe) in all snow conditions and occasionally venture on to black runs when the conditons are right for you. You are ready to put more time in challenging terrain and variable snow conditions. **Snowboarders should be prepared for longer heel and toe side traverses in varying snow and visibility.
You ski fast and aggressively on blue and red runs regardless of the snow conditions. You ski black runs confidently however sometimes struggle in varying conditions. You would like to ski better on black runs and you powder experience is either minimal or needs to improve.
You ride in control and confidently on all runs and can ski all snow types but need / want to improve in certain situations e.g. when skiing ice, corn snow / 'mashed potato', including increment weather and visibility.
You ride confidently, and can control your turns in all snow (including powder, ice, corn) slope, and weather conditions, on or off piste. You may feel that in powder there is room for improvement in areas such as speed and being able to ski smoother with better technique using less effort.
Virtually mastered all riding styles at dynamic speeds, strong in all snow conditions and terrain including steep bowls and chutes up to 50 degrees. You have years of powder experience and are looking for the next big line... the bigger the better!