Check your ability level to help you enroll in the right Mt. Sima Snow School program.

SKI

LEVEL 1

FIRST TIME SKIER (Previously Gopher)

Who: I have never skied or; I have tried skiing but I am not yet able to stop with confidence on a gentle slope.
What: I want to start with the basics – learn to glide on snow, & control speed & direction.
Where: Session will begin on snow near the lodge & will progress to the Bunny Hill.

LEVEL 2

NOVICE (Previously Snow Rabbit)

Who: I can stop with confidence on a gentle slope (Lower Bunny Hill).
What: I want to work on turning & control to progress to the chairlift and more varied terrain.
Where: Session will begin on the handle tow/Bunny Hill & may progress up the chairlift (Hailey’s or Pokey).

LEVEL 3

COMFORTABLE NOVICE (Previously Coyote)

Who: I can control my speed & turn on easy green runs (Upper Bunny Hill). I may or may not have ridden a chairlift before. Steeper sections on green runs are challenging (Hailey’s, Pokey).
What: I want to ride the chairlift & work on conquering the green runs.
Where: Session will take place up the chairlift, on groomed green runs (Hailey’s or Pokey).

LEVEL 4

INTERMEDIATE (Previously Lynx)

Who: I can ski in control on green runs & may have begun to explore blue runs.
What: I want to explore blue run terrain & improve my skills on steeper slopes and varied terrain.
Where: Session will take place on a mix of green & groomed blue runs (Hailey’s, Pokey, Dan’s Descent, Gold Rush).

LEVEL 5

ADVANCED (Previously Dall Sheep)

Who: I can ski in control on all blue runs. Steep blue sections (Upper Dan’s Descent) or ungroomed snow may be challenging.
What:
I want to refine my skills to master steep blue terrain & start to explore black and/or ungroomed terrain.
Where:
Session will take place mainly on blue terrain (groomed or ungroomed) & may venture into black runs or gladed areas (Chilkoot, Friends Zone, Dream Weaver).

LEVEL 6

EXPERT (Previously Raven)

Who: I can ski everything that Mt. Sima has to offer with control & confidence.
What: I want specialized instruction to improve my skiing ability to tackle specific terrain & conditions (e.g., carving, moguls, trees, ungroomed/crud).
Where: Anywhere & everywhere. Terrain selection will depend on the goals of the lesson.

SNOWBOARD

LEVEL 1

FIRST TIME SNOWBOARDER (Previously Gopher)

Who: I have never snowboarded or; I have tried snowboarding but I am not able to stop with confidence on a gentle slope.
What: I want to start with the basics – learn to slide on snow & control speed & direction.
Where: Session will begin on snow near the lodge & will progress to the Bunny Hill.

LEVEL 2

NOVICE (Snow Rabbit)

Who: I can stop with confidence on a gentle slope (Lower Bunny Hill).
What: I want to work on heel side/toe side turns to progress to the chairlift & more varied terrain.
Where: Session will begin on the handle tow/Bunny Hill & may progress up the chairlift (Hailey’s or Pokey).

LEVEL 3

COMFORTABLE NOVICE (Previously Coyote)

Who: I can control my speed & am learning to link heel side/toe side turns on easy green runs (Upper Bunny Hill). I may or may not have ridden a chairlift before.  Steeper sections on green runs are challenging (Hailey’s, Pokey).
What: I want to ride the chairlift & work on conquering the green runs.
Where: Session will take place up the chairlift, on groomed green runs (Hailey’s or Pokey).

LEVEL 4

INTERMEDIATE (Previously Lynx)

Who: I can link turns in control on green runs & may have begun to explore blue runs.
What: I want to explore blue run terrain & improve my skills on steeper slopes and varied terrain.
Where: Session will take place on a mix of green & groomed blue runs (Hailey’s, Pokey, Dan’s Descent, Gold Rush).

LEVEL 5

ADVANCED (Previously Dall Sheep)

Who: I can snowboard in control on all blue runs. Steep blue sections (Upper Dan’s Descent) or ungroomed snow may be challenging.
What: I want to refine my skills to master steep blue terrain & start to explore black and/or ungroomed terrain (possibly learn to ride Terrain Park).
Where: Session will take place mainly on blue terrain (groomed or ungroomed) & may venture into black runs or gladed areas (Chilkoot, Friends Zone, Dream Weaver).

LEVEL 6

EXPERT (Previously Raven)

Who: I can snowboard everything that Mt. Sima has to offer with control & confidence.
What: I want specialized instruction to improve my snowboarding ability to tackle specific terrain & conditions (e.g., carving, moguls, trees, ungroomed/crud).
Where: Anywhere & everywhere. Terrain selection will depend on the goals of the lesson.