ESI Awards

Ski

Snowman
Snowman

Walking and gentle manoeuvres on the flat. Getting the very first sensations of sliding.

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Green Mouse
Green Mouse

Snowplough. Knows how to move around without help on the flat. Can get up after a fall. Knows how to use the rope-tow or moving carpet without help.

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Bronze Mouse
Bronze Mouse

Straightlining coming to natural stop. Knows how to use the ski-lifts. Basic snowplough turning. Can put on and take off skis without help.

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International Crystal
International Crystal

accomplished snowplough turns. Straight running with a gentle change of slope with speed. Traversing in parallel at speed. Accomplished side-stepping.

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Bronze Crystal
Bronze Crystal

Basic parallel turns. Basic step turns. Diagonal side-slip. Traversing at speed. Straight running on more varied terrain at speed.

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Silver Crystal
Silver Crystal

Development of smooth turning arcs. Basic skating turns. Parallel skiing. Maintaining balance through bumpy terrain.

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Vermilion Crystal
Vermilion Crystal

Accomplished skidded turns. Hockey stops. Downhill skating turns. Basic short turns.

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Gold Crystal
Gold Crystal

Accomplished turns with a smooth arc and a notion of carving. Basic jumping. Accomplished short turns. Ability to ski in most snow types.

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Diamond Crystal
Diamond Crystal

Carved long turns in all snow types and all pistes. Carved short turns.

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Emerald Run
Emerald Run

You can ski at ease in all snow types and terrains.

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Turquoise Run
Turquoise Run

You can vary different turn shapes in all snow and terrain including steeps. Can jump obstacles and control speed in all cirumstances.

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Ruby Run
Ruby Run

snowpark, boardercross and halfpipe. 180°, switch-riding. Basic grabs.

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Diamond Run
Diamond Run

More advanced tricks. 360°. Advanced switch-riding. Advanced grabs.

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Snowboard

Baby Snow
Baby Snow

First ever runs on a snowboard.

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The Board
The Board

You can put on and take off the board. Can take the drag and chair lifts. Straight lining with one foot attached. Basic traversing. Backside falling-leaf drill and stop.

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Bronze Board
Bronze Board

Basic turns. Backside and frontside falling leaf. Backside and frontside garlands. Flat 180° back and front. Basic straight-line jumping.

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Silver Board
Silver Board

Basic turns with variations of turn type. Basic switch-riding on easy terrain. Flat 360°. 180° traverse, front and back. Basic Ollie. Introduction to Park.

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Vermilion Board
Vermilion Board

Advanced turns with all turning radii. Basic Fakie turn with various turning radii. Flat: 180° Nose Slide and Tail Slide. Ollie and Cab 180°. Advanced Snowpark skills: Aerials with Grabs and Handrails. All snow conditions, all terrain, introduction to off-piste boarding.

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Gold Board
Gold Board

Carving on all pistes with all types of turn radius. Advanced switch-riding. Flat: 360° / Nose Press & Tail Press. Snowpark: jumps with grab, rotations, rails. Freeride: Riding in deep snow with all turn shapes.

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