To assist us in placing our guests in the most appropriate level of ski class we email you a Ski Level Form in advance of your holiday (this is issued at the same time as your invoice and Ski Equipment Hire Form).
We ask you to self assess the ski level of everyone in your group and return the Ski Level Form to our UK office.
Level 0: Complete beginner, you have never put skis on before.
Level 1: You can put on your skis and you can snowplough. You may have done a course on an indoor snowdome but still struggle to turn your skis in a controlled manner.
Level 2: You have been on a one or two week ski holiday and can snowplough turn on green runs but wouldn’t be comfortable on a steeper green run.
Level 3: At this level you can snowplough turn in both directions and would be comfortable on green runs. You may have tried a blue run but prefer greens.
Level 4: You can now ski blue runs. You may still be skiing in a small snowplough but at times the skis are parallel. You would feel comfortable skiing blue runs with control.
Level 5: You are now moving onto red runs. They may still present a challenge but you can ski parallel on blue runs and are enjoying slightly steeper terrain.
Level 6: You can now ski most of the mountain. You enjoy red runs and have tackled some blacks but need improvement in this area. (This level is quite a jump up from Level 5).
Level 7: At this level most of your day is spent on red and black runs and you can ski in the fall line on steeper terrain and control your speed (ie shorter turns). You may struggle when it’s icy or in deeper snow but you like the challenge of steeper ground.
Level 8: Here you are now skiing on red runs comfortably in the fall line and are able to make the skis grip. You can ski black runs. However bumps and off piste, although manageable, need development.
Level 9: You would be at ease in all conditions and very little would phase you. Technically you need improvement but you like to be challenged. You may be instructor qualified at BASI Level 2.
Level 10: You ski very strongly and are at ease whatever the conditions and nothing would phase you. You enjoy skiing the entire mountain. You may have attained BASI Level 3.
Rookie: This is my first time. Exciting!!!
Rookie Plus: I can snowplough or make a “Pizza” shape, but can’t turn yet.
Arrows: I can ski green runs easily, use the drag lift and have tried a blue run.
Racers: I can ski blue runs fast and come down red runs.
Racers Plus: I go anywhere!
What our guests say about us
Just wanted to say what a wonderful holiday we had recently. Chalet Sapin Bleu was a fabulous chalet (real luxury) and my friends and I are keen to return next season. I think what made it so good was all the friendly help from the very start, to getting there and getting skis etc sorted out. The chalet staff were great and the quality of the food was just amazing.
We had a great week with skivo – my eighth, but the first for my wife and her two friends, and also for the lovely group of people with whom we shared Chalet Roger. The entire skivo team looked after use fantastically well; nothing was too much trouble and Bogie’s cooking was superb. The lessons were really good and we had amazing weather and snow
Just wanted to email and thank you again for hosting us for such a wonderful week. Our whole party had the best time ever and we are all really struggling being back at work – especially as it is snowing heavily here! It is by far the best week of the year and we are very grateful to you and the whole skivo team for making it so memorable.