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What is your ability level?

Poll Results: What level skier are you?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 0% of voters (0)
    1
  • 0% of voters (0)
    2
  • 0% of voters (0)
    3
  • 0% of voters (0)
    4
  • 0% of voters (0)
    5
  • 9% of voters (3)
    6
  • 35% of voters (11)
    7
  • 9% of voters (3)
    8
  • 38% of voters (12)
    9
  • 6% of voters (2)
    Flawed!
31 Total Votes  
post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
 I was reading the thread on what ability levels mean and thought I'd create a poll on what your ability level is. I used the rankings from skiing.about.com as found via a 2 year old thread here on epic. After reading the rankings I think most people on here will fall under the category 7 (as did I); that is other than Jer and Chaos who are obviously 12s 
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Level One: "Never-Ever"
Level One skiers are first time skiers who have never skied before.

Level Two
Level Two skiers are cautious novices who are able to do a " snow plow" (wedge) turn both ways and are able to stop, but linking turns smoothly may be difficult. zSB(3,3)Level Two skiers may have skied once or twice before.

Level Three
Level Three skiers are confident novices who are able to stop and make round snow plow turns on easy beginner trails.

Level Four
Level Four skiers are cautious intermediate skiers who can link turns but still moderate speed. Level Four skiers ski in a small wedge and their skis may even be parallel at the end of the turn on green or easy blue trails. Level Four is a transition level in which skiers will begin to ski more blue intermediate runs.

Level Five
Level Five skiers are intermediates who are confident on easy blue runs and ski mostly parallel but may at times use the wedge to begin a turn or to stop. Level Five skiers may be cautious on intermediate trails that are slightly steep or icy.

Level Six
Level Six skiers confidently make parallel turns on blue runs but do not ski many advanced trails. Level Six skiers use their poles to time turns. A Level Six skier is interested in learning to ski better on more challenging terrain.

Level Seven
Level Seven skiers ski controlled parallel turns and can ski very well on blue trails. Level Seven skiers can control their speed and rhythm on black diamond trails, but they are looking to ski on challenging trails with better style. Level Seven skiers can adjust the size and length of their turns and are learning to ski on a variety of different types of snow and terrain.

Level Eight
Level Eight skiers ski with good technique on all terrain and snow conditions. Level Eight skiers can skimoguls and are able to ski black diamond trails with confidence using carved turns.

Level Nine
Level Nine skiers enjoy the challenge of difficult ski trails and ski moguls, steeps, and other black diamond terrain.
post #2 of 14
Actually, I wish there was a way to add a gender section to the poll.  I bet you'd find the women saying they were lower levels than the guys. 
post #3 of 14
Flawed: According to the above chart, I'm a level seven skier, and a level eight skier, and a level nine skier.
post #4 of 14
Interesting. voting without posting. If you all posted, people would begin to deduce who claims what level.

Is the difference between level 8 and level 9 that the 9 skier enjoys the challenge, whereas the level 8 is still concious of technique while skiing?
post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

Actually, I wish there was a way to add a gender section to the poll.  I bet you'd find the women saying they were lower levels than the guys. 
 


even when they aren't? women are so mature, no, really.
post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by Ghost View Post

Flawed: According to the above chart, I'm a level seven skier, and a level eight skier, and a level nine skier.

Not flawed because you can check more than one. I'm level seven, eight and nine also! And I didn't look at your answer first.
post #7 of 14
Where's 8.5?
post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 
Can't call flaw on that, its multiple choice so you could select 7, 8, and 9
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Originally Posted by Ghost View Post

Flawed: According to the above chart, I'm a level seven skier, and a level eight skier, and a level nine skier.

Edit: Quoted before I read the full thread, telerod15 gets the credit for catching the flawed flawed claim.
post #9 of 14
In that case, moderators, please add one to each of 7,8 and 9.
It's still flawed though; no 11.
post #10 of 14
 I'm trying to decipher the difference between 8 & 9 - They both say moguls.

The only difference I see is 8 says you can do it, while 9 says you enjoy it.
post #11 of 14
Flawed.

As a skier, I have my flaws.
post #12 of 14
7 here - looking to be an 8 in the future.  Maybe a lesson or two next year is in the cards - maybe one to clean up my overall technique and one to focus on the bumps.  The book by Lito Tejada-Flores is awesome, but some personal interaction might help in a different way.
post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by Jag View Post

 I'm trying to decipher the difference between 8 & 9 - They both say moguls.

The only difference I see is 8 says you can do it, while 9 says you enjoy it.

Jag, that's how I interpreted it, see #4,
 
so I drop a Qualude, hit the slopes, and juala, I'm a nine.

holly cow, look at that poll! must be a lot of medicating on the hill.
post #14 of 14
Who cares what Level Numbered skier you are?      Not I.

Who cares what level skier I am?    Nobody.

The only real important thing is can you ski with your friends and not make them wait too long at the bottom - of any run whether on or off piste, powder or groomed, steep and gnarly or corduroy buffed.  Don't make your friends wait too long.

Or you'll miss the Moosdrool at the end of the day.  Don't take yourself so seriously that you have to assign yourself a numbered category just go ski.
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