|Originally posted by PhysicsMan:
Cedric - I agree with Fox, that no, this scale is not used in the USA. Personally, however, I like it much better than the scales used around here by recreational skiers.
You know, you could change about three words in Cedric's skill levels chart and have a history of my sexual skills level progression. Here are direct quotes from Cedric's charts with only a couple deletions, no additions.
LEVEL 1 You've skied at least a week, you've learned to turn, stop and ride the lifts.
LEVEL 2 You have at least 3 weeks under your belt. You still seek instruction, but aren't scared to venture off on your own. You are mastering the 'hockey stop'.
LEVEL 3 You are reaching the 'intermediate plateau', you happily ski all blue and some red runs, but narrow pistes, especially icey ones, cause some difficulty. You have almost mastered speed control and stopping distances. Tough red runs are skied with caution, with style and control at a premium.
LEVEL 4 You've broken through the 'Plateau' and are now experiencing new feelings and sensations. You have begun to appreciate the speed and excitement of skiing - it's a blast. Bumps are still a mystery.
[Unfortunately, my wife tells me I haven't progressed pass Level 4. Hence, I had to stop at this point.]