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Children's Ski tests and levels

Piou-Piou

  • Start getting used to skis and sliding. The ESF instructors are there to help your children enjoy themselves in this new environment.
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ouRSON - TEDDY BEAR

  • Move around on skis in different ways over varied but almost flat terrain.
  • Can ski with skis parallel straight downhill and stop using a snowplough turn.
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Flocon - SNOWFLAKE

  • Series of 7 to 8 snowplough turns with the skis brought back to the parallel position in between, over a suitable marked out course.
  • Elementary direct line across the slope following a roughly straight trajectory.
  • Test of balance when skiing while facing down the slope (with little jumps, from one foot to the other or over little bumps, etc.) on a gentle slope.
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1 STAR

  • On a moderately steep slope, series of elementary sideslip turns over a suitable marked out course. 
  • Direct traversing line following a curved trajectory. 
  • Step turns on a gentle slope (starting off at an angle).
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2 STAR

  • Series of around ten perfect elementary turns over a suitable marked out course on a moderately steep slope. 
  • Basic direct line passing over hollows and bumps. 
  • Basic skating step.
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3 STAR

  • Series of around ten basic turns imposed by 10 to 12 poles on a moderately steep slope. 
  • Basic single garland on a moderately steep slope. 
  • Perfect direct line to build up speed, finished with a braking sideslip, all on a moderately steep slope.
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Bronze STAR

  • Non-timed line assessed by the pupil's ability to complete perfect basic turns, with two changes of rhythm on a varied slope (alternating medium, short and medium-radius turns through 15 to 20 gates). 
  • Basic short swing turns. 
  • Passage over bumps with slight take-off on prepared piste or terrain (skiercross-type run).
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GOLD STAR

  • Short giant slalom, timed (maximum 50% more time allowed compared to opener). 
  • Technical series of perfect broad and high-speed turns over varied terrain (slope, snow, etc.).
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Flèche

  • Giant Slalom, 25/35 checkpoints, elevation : 200 to 250 m
  • Or : 0% à 15%
  • Vermeil : 15,01% à 28%
  • Argent : 28,01% à 40%
  • Bronze : 40,01 à 50%
  • Flechette : 50,01 à 55%
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Chamois

  • Special slalom, 30/40 checkpoints, elevation : 120 to 200 m
  • Or : 0% à 15%
  • Vermeil : 15,01% à 28%
  • Argent : 28,01% à 40%
  • Bronze : 40,01 à 50%
  • Flechette : 50,01 à 55%
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