My answer would be I wouldn't want to order this list as it is currently worded.
Who reads it, who assigns people to the levels, and for what purpose is the assignment used?
Knowing that might help decide how to re-word these things using more parallel structure (all terrain-related; or all skills-related; adding caution, comfort, and confident if the list is for self-assessment). There are many lists out there that are better written than this one.
But I'm game, so here goes....
Usually ski parallel, with effective pole use. this one needs to come first since it implies wedges might creep into skiing, and since it makes pole use seem new to the skier
Competent, if not always confident, in moderate ungroomed conditions this might precede the next two; but boy there's a big gap between this and the one above it
Comfortable and confident on all blue square and easier black diamond terrain, including moderate moguls and ungroomed snow. mentions "confidence," so probably would follow the one above
Can handle moderate mogul runs with consistent speed and rhythm. seems to duplicate the one above it
?.Can carve arc-to-arc turns on easier groomed runs who knows??? these turns are not an absolute prerequisite for off-piste skiing especially if contemporary fat skis are used; nor the reverse.
?.Can modify your technique and tactics from a growing quiver of options, linking dynamic carved turns with consistent rhythm on blue groomed terrain. can't be placed until we know what's in that growing quiver of options, but probably goes after carving arc-to-arc.
Can handle all but the most extreme in-bounds terrain. this goes next to last, because it lacks "flair!"
Ski with confidence and flair, with offensive tactics and techniques on most terrain. the last one because I'm assuming "most terrain" includes out of bounds.
Edited by LiquidFeet - 11/7/13 at 8:15pm