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Skier Level?

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
yeah, I've just been browsing through the forum a lot (especially lately), and I always hear about "skier levels". I'm pretty sure they go from like 1-9 or 1-10. I'm assuming that 1 means that you've never picked up skis or something like that, and 9/10 means adept at skiing on all trails more or less. So can somebody tell me all these levels? I'm just wondering because I'd like to know where I fall.
post #2 of 24
post #3 of 24
Thread Starter 
Okay, thanks a lot.

Well, according to the first link, i'd be a seven, for the simple reason that I simply can't ski moguls (never tried, and I'd probably fail if I did, havn't gotten lessons or looked up how to ski moguls yet). According to the second link, i'm a level 8.

Well... looks like it'll be time to get stepping on learning moguls, then I'd be a 8/9.
post #4 of 24
The level thing is a general guide. Every ski area is different with its designation. Some resort may even vary its rating from mountain to mountain or it may adjust it annually according to marketing needs.
post #5 of 24
Thread Starter 
Well, not really gonna need to use it at a ski resort (i'm assuming your talking about lessons, since different level skiers have different lessons). I will pretty much only use this ski level rating around here or when buying skis.
post #6 of 24
The rating mean nothing. I had 7 people show up at line up yesterday all self-described level 6. Only 4 of them actually were. This one Indian guy was telling me about all the blue and double blues he was skiing, then couldn't even handle the green run at ski off. He was a 3. A lot of the rating for people really seems to be ego. Many people don't seem to be able to honestly self assess. The level 6 class is not always the same from day to day or I suspect from resort to resort.
post #7 of 24
Thread Starter 
Um? Double Blues? I guess I must be unknown to that kind of a trail (over here we only get greens, blues, blacks, and double blacks). Anyways, yeah, I guess it doesn't mean anything really, just a little curious. But I've looked at quite a lot of stuff on how to carve/turn the "right" way recently (since I sorta taught myself how to ski ever since I advanced out of the "snowplow"), along with vids and pictures of experts doing it, and it looks pretty similar to what I'm doing. I am planning to get a private lesson next time I go skiing (2 weeks), simply to assess if I am doing anything wrong in my skiing, and also to "learn" mogul skiing.
post #8 of 24
Im a 7
post #9 of 24

Numbers

EEK GAD Guys or Girls. Don't put a number on your skiing just go have fun. Ski a lot, learn, progress, get better, more confidence. Better stories in the bar at the end of the day. I have skied for about 37 yrs and never put a number on my skiing.

Sure take lessons, develope your love of skiing and if you really want to progress ski with some Bears or someone you really have to work to keep up with and watch your confidence and ability climb. Start racing, ski terrain that is a little over your head but ski that run twice back to back because the 2nd time will be much better than the lst run.

Have a great winter.
post #10 of 24
This thread is as inevitable as death and taxes.
post #11 of 24
It gets better each year, don't you think?

Race you over to the Do you wear a helmet thread!
post #12 of 24
Didn't we already have at least one helmet thread this season, Cirq?

Doesn't all this level stuff make ya wonder what makes an expert skier anyway?
post #13 of 24
Ha Pebble Creek my fav has a killer double blue Stacey's, steeper than many a black. As to levels we're always greater in our own minds and local hills.
I'm just grateful i learned how to fall down and how to get up.
post #14 of 24

numbers

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Originally Posted by teledance View Post
Ha Pebble Creek my fav has a killer double blue Stacey's, steeper than many a black. As to levels we're always greater in our own minds and local hills.
I'm just grateful i learned how to fall down and how to get up.
YEP

The only number I can't get rid of his my taxpayer ID # and that one sucks too.
post #15 of 24
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Originally Posted by cgeib View Post
Didn't we already have at least one helmet thread this season, Cirq?

Doesn't all this level stuff make ya wonder what makes an expert skier anyway?
I must be an 8, because I don't really carve my turns, but I can ski blue moguls.
post #16 of 24
Most people seem to rate themselves according to what the hardest run they struggled down was.
post #17 of 24
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Originally Posted by volantaddict View Post
I must be an 8, because I don't really carve my turns, but I can ski blue moguls.
Using the aspen link, I thought I must be a 9 'cause I can ski anything any time anywhere (double blacks, bumps, moguls, old slide paths on the backside, all on SGs), but then I looked a little closer. I don't quite measure up to the level 7 "I make reliable parallel turns with a pole plant on all blue runs"; I don't need no schtinking pole plants.

My philosophy: just tell them you're level "6 I guess " for lessons; they should be able to adapt no matter what level you're at. For equipment pick level 9; you should be able to adapt.
post #18 of 24
If you are going to rate yourself here, note that there is a big difference betweeen a "ski school website level 9" and an "Epicski level 9." They are hard graders around here...

-- mdf (definitely not an Epic 9)
post #19 of 24
Indeed.
Expert everywhere else = advanced here.
post #20 of 24
I can stem-cristie anythinq with confidence, speed and style PLUS I crank up my DIN which makes me a solid level 8 on this board.
post #21 of 24
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Originally Posted by Treewell View Post
I can stem-cristie anythinq with confidence, speed and style PLUS I crank up my DIN which makes me a solid level 8 on this board.
And when you can crank them back down, you can claim 9+.
post #22 of 24
I go to 11.
post #23 of 24
I'm choosing 7. Highest prime skier level. Well, except for 11 I suppose.
post #24 of 24
I'm definitely a 12.

signed

Chaos
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