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children LEVELS AND TESTS : ALPINE SKIING

BEGINNER LEVEL PIOU PIOU

 

Children aged 3 to 6.

Not able to ski.

 
BEGINNERS' CLASS OURSON COURSE

    Holds the Piou Piou medal or is aged between 7 and 12.
    Can recognise his/her ski equipment.
    Can put on and take off his/her skis by him/herself.
    Has used some ski lifts already.
    Can control his/her speed and complete snaking turns.
    An move around on skis in different ways over varied but almost flat terrain.
    Can ski with skis parallel straight downhill and stop using a snowplough turn.

 

 
CLASS 1 FLOCON COURSE


    Holds the Ourson.
    Can control his/her speed and cross the fall line using snowplough turns.
    Retains his/her balance while sliding faster with skis parallel both across and down the slope, on both skis or from one ski to the other, over smooth terrain on a gentle slope.
    Can brake and stop and is starting to be able to sideslip.

 
 
CLASS 1 - 1ÈRE ETOILE COURSE


    Holds the Flocon.
    Can complete a series of elementary sideslip turns taking into account external factors (terrain profile, other users, snow quality, etc.).
    Retains his/her balance when sliding across gentle to moderately steep slopes.
    Is starting to be able to sideslip (uphill swing, at an angle).

 

 
CLASS 1 - 2ÈME ETOILE COURSE


Holds the 1ère Etoile.
Can complete a series of smooth elementary turns, crossing the fall line with skis parallel and can complete turns with an uphill swing taking into account external factors (terrain profile, other users, snow quality, etc.).
Can ski over hollows and bumps, across or down the slope, while retaining his/her balance.

 
 
CLASS 2 - 3ÈME ETOILE COURSE


Holds the 2ème Etoile.
Can complete a series of short- and medium-radius basic turns with skis parallel, taking into account and compensating for external factors (terrain, users, type of snow, etc.).
Can maintain his/her balance in a schuss over varied terrain (hollows and bumps).
Is improving his/her lateral balance using successions of sideslips interspersed with direct traversing lines (garlands).

 
 
CLASS 3 - ETOILE DE BRONZE COURSE


Holds the 3ème Etoile.
Can complete smoother basic turns by reducing sideslip.
Can ski using high-speed and broad turns taking into account and compensating for external factors (terrain, users, type of snow, etc.).
Can maintain his/her balance in a schuss when taking off from rounded bumps, on piste or in a specially prepared area such as a skiercross courses.
Is getting used to skiing in all kinds of snow.

 
CLASS 3 - ETOILE D'OR COURSE

    Holds Etoile de Bronze.
    Is gaining experience with all forms of alpine skiing.
    Can ski down pistes with a large vertical drop without stopping, on all types of snow, taking into account external factors and respecting the rules of conduct for skiers.
    Can ski in a specially prepared area: skiercross course, halfpipe.

 
 
Competition


Technical training for slaloms flèche et chamois.