|Originally posted by Bonni:
I don't know what level I'm on. Weems? nolo? I assume level 5? No one really explained it to me, and I'm not sure it matters anyway. It's like a report card.
I'm apt to agree with you, that people do tend to put too much emphasis on labels, levels, etc.
But it does matter, at least to me, because without actually skiing with you, it's the only guage I have.
Here's where I got the Skier Level descriptions fromskier levels
In this case, by assuming level 5, I'm assuming that you;
-Are not parallel throughout your entire turns,
-Do not use your poles consistently,
-Do not know how to ski powder or bumps,
-Do not ski black diamonds.
Is this accurate? These are assumptions based on what a level 6 skier is "supposed" to be able to do. Maybe you CAN do 2 of these things, but not all 4, in which case we'd maybe agree that you are either a very strong level 5, or you've got one boot into level 6.
Anyway, it's just a guage, and it can be helpful to know where you stand when you show up for a lesson.