Adult tests and levels - Downhill Skiing

Downhill Skiing Lessons

Tests (from First Ski to Level 3) are carried out on Friday during the lessons.
Time tested performance:

SKI OPEN points (ESF national rankings) are awarded according to the skier's performance in the Chamois (slalom) and Flèche (giant slalom) races.

During the French school holidays, at Christmas and in February, ESF Valfréjus organises the following, in collaboration with Modane-Valfrèjus Ski and Winter Sports Club:
  • Chamois and Flèche races every Thursday and Friday at 12 noon
Subject to weather conditions and the number of participants.

Price for the tests

Meet at 12 noon at the top of the Col Slalom slope
Flèche or Chamois6 €
 
Please enter before 12 noon on the day before the race.
You will need a lift pass (skier or pedestrian) in order to take part in or watch the races.

FIRST Ski - BEGINNER

  • Becoming familiar with the equipment and snow. 
  • Balance while sliding over smooth terrain on a gentle slope. 
  • Snowplough turn. Controlling speed using a snaking trajectory. Using ski lifts.
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LEVEL 1 - LOWER INTERMEDIATE

  • Descending in an elementary turn on a gentle to moderately steep slope. 
  • Elementary direct line. 
  • Elementary sideslipping: uphill swing at an angle. 
  • Step turns sliding uphill.
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LEVEL 2 - UPPER INTERMEDIATE

  • Descent with a basic parallel turn on a varied, moderately steep slope. 
  • Basic direct line. 
  • Basic sideslips and garlands. 
  • Basic high-speed turns.
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LEVEL 3 - ADVANCED

  • Descent with perfect turns on all types of piste. 
  • Perfect direct line. 
  • Perfect high-speed turn. 
  • Experience of skiing in all types of snow and terrain.
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