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Snowman - level 1

  • ACQUISITION OF MOVEMENTS
  • Walking on a flat slope, with good balance.
    First slides.
  • FINAL TEST
  • Reward for the youngest at the end of the week.
  • Class : Beginner
    Terrain : Beginner’s space

first slip

Green mouse - level 2

  • ACQUISITION OF MOVEMENTS
  • Snowplow.
  • Independent on the flats (to fall and get up).
  • Independent on the rope tow or moving carpet.
  • FINAL TEST
  • Able to control a snowplow in all circumstances in a beginner’s space.
  • Class : Beginner – Terrain : Beginner’s space

Snowplow

Bronze mouse - level 3

  • ACQUISITION OF MOVEMENTS
  • Trace Direct (to slide down a gentle slope which comes to a natural stop).
  • Initiation ski lifts. A series of snowplow turns.
  • FINAL TEST
  • I can use the ski lift alone.
    I can ski straight down a gentle slope and stop with a snowplow.
    I can put on and take off my skis by myself. I can ski down a slope with a series of linked snowplow turns.
  • Class : Beginners
  • Terrain : Green slopes

Elementary turn

Cristal International - level 4

  • ACQUISITION OF MOVEMENTS
  • Elementary turn.
    Elementary Direct Trace (ski down the fall line with skis parallel).
    Traverse with skis parallel. Move up the slope with skis parallel to the fall line.
  • FINAL TEST
  • I can control my speed while making basic turns.
    I can ski down the fall line with skis parallel with some speed.
    I can ski across the fall line with skis parallel with some speed.
  • Class : Beginners – Terrain : Green slopes

Elementary sideslip

BRONZE CRYSTAL

Cristal International bronze - level 5

  • ACQUISITION OF MOVEMENTS
  • Elementary sideslip on an angle.
    Step turns on a gentle slope (starting off at an angle).
    Elementary sideslip turns.
  • FINAL TEST
  • I can sideslip on an angle.
    I can make step turns on a gentle slope.
    I can make a series of elementary sideslip turns over a suitable marked out course.
  • Class : 1 – Terrain : Blue slopes

Elementary step turn.

SILVER CRISTAL

Cristal International silver - level 6

  • ACQUISITION OF MOVEMENTS
  • Basic turns.
    Elementary step turn.
    Elementary rounded sideslip turns.
    Basic skating step on the flats.
    Basic direct line passing over hollows and bumps.
  • FINAL TEST
  • I can make a series of parallel turns.
    I can ski over hollows and bumps keeping my balance.
    I can make rounded sideslip turns.
  • Class : 2 – Terrain : Blue and red slopes

Perfected parallel turns.

VERMEIL CRISTAL

Cristal International vermeil - level 7

  • ACQUISITION OF MOVEMENTS
  • Perfected parallel turns.
    Braking sideslip.
    Step turn towards the bottom on a gentle slope.
  • FINAL TEST
  • I can make a series of parallel turns both short and medium radius.
    I can stop with a braking slideslip where I want.
    I can ski fast in a schuss position
  • Class : 3 – Terrain : Red slopes

Perfect parallel turns

GOLD CRISTAL

Cristal International gold- level 8

  • ACQUISITION OF MOVEMENTS
  • Perfect parallel turns.
    Braking sideslip.
    Passage over bumps with slight take-off.
    Perfected rounded slideslip turns.
  • FINAL TEST
  • I can complete perfect basic turns in an untimed slalom.
    I have mastered the godille.
    I am starting to learn turning techniques in all types of snow.
  • Class : 3 – Terrain : Red and black slopes

Virage perfectionné coupé

cristal de diamant

Cristal International de diamant- niveau 9

  • ACQUISITION DE GESTES
  • Virage expert (idem virage perfectionné sur tous les terrains).
    Godille expert (godille en virages experts de rayon court / effet coupé permanent).
    Virage carving (trajectoire très bouclée).
  • LES CRITERES D’OBTENTION
  • J’enchaine des virages experts sur tous les terrains.
    J’effectue une godille avec effet coupé permanent.
    Je remonte vers l’amont en fin de conduite de virage.
  • Classe : 4 – Terrain : Tous terrain

Virage expert

expert

GROUP LESSONS FOR CHILDREN

DESCRIPTION :
Lessons for children between 3 and 12 years old.
Groups limited in size. Something for everybody: playground, snow park, freestyle, slalom, etc…
Recognised badges and tests in all our schools (see links on our Badges page).
Child-friendly facilities, from snow playgrounds to ski lifts.
Multilingual instructors.

TRADEMARK SAFETY !

Help for each child in getting on and off chairlifts.
Long-established relationships with piste and ski lift personnel.
Instructors trained in first aid.
Respect for safety rules during ski lessons.

OUR RECOMMENDATIONS :

Helmets strongly recommended.
Don’t forget sun cream and a snack.
Check weather forecasts to ensure your children are dressed appropriately.