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Levels & tests Ski

CHILDREN FROM 3 TO 12

Piou-Piou

  • A one-week introduction to the snow and ski equipment at the "Club des Piou-Piou" (children's ski nursery).
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OURSON

  • A "snaking"line of snowplough turns on an easy run of 4 and 5 poles.
  • Includes a downhill traverse concluded by a snowplough turn.
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Flocon

  • Series of 7 to 8 snowplough turns with the skis brought back to the parallel position between turns.
  • Basic traverse across the slope following a more or less straight trajectory.
  • Demonstration of adequate balance by short downhill descent over uneven terrain.
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1ére Etoile

  • Series of elementary sideslip turns through a marked-out course on a moderately steep slope.
  • Direct traverse with skis parallel, maintaining pressure on the skis' edges.
  • Step turns on a gentle slope with skis across the fall-line to begin.
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2éme Etoile

  • Series of 10 correctly executed parallel turns through a marked-out course on a moderately steep slope.
  • Basic direct line passing over hollows and bumps.
  • Basic skating step.
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3éme Etoile

  • Series of around 10 refined parallel turns through a marked-out course of 10 to 12 poles.
  • Basic single garland and perfect accelerating traverse concluded by a braking sideslip, all on a moderated steep slope.
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Etoile de Bronze

  • An untimed run assesing the pupil's ability to perform perfected parallel turns with 2 changes of rythmes (short and medium radius turns).
  • Basic scull or "godille". Passage through small bumps with slight take-off.
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Etoile d'or

  • A timed run through a short course of giant slalom.
  • Complex series of broad and high-speed turns over unven terrains.
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TEEns and adults

1er Ski

  • Becoming familiar with the equipment and snow. 
  • Balance while sliding over smooth terrain on a gentle slope. 
  • Snowplough turn. Controlling speed using a snaking trajectory. Using ski lifts.
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Classe 1

  • Basic downhill descent using snowplough turns, basic traversing, sideslipping and uphill step turns.
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Classe 2

  • Downhill descent using basic parallel turns, traversing, use of down pressure through edging.
  • Skating step.
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Classe 3

  • Downhill descent using refined parallel turns, perfect traverse technique, broad and high-speed turns with correct vertical movement (crouch and extention)
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timed tests - Chamois & arrows

La Flèche

  • Giant Slalom, 25/35 checkpoints, elevation : 200 to 250 m
  • Or : 0% à 15%
  • Vermeil : 15,01% à 28%
  • Argent : 28,01% à 40%
  • Bronze : 40,01 à 50%
  • Flechette : 50,01 à 55%
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Le Chamois

  • Special slalom, 30/40 checkpoints, elevation : 120 to 200 m
  • Or : 0% à 15%
  • Vermeil : 15,01% à 28%
  • Argent : 28,01% à 40%
  • Bronze : 40,01 à 50%
  • Flechette : 50,01 à 55%
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