Below you'll find a description of each level within the Snowsport awards. 

The Green, Penguin and Polar Bear awards are for children of 6 years old and under. Award levels 1-9 are for children of 7 years and older. Each award level is designed to reward skill development at every stage from beginner to expert skier. Our instructors run a range of activities during lessons to develop and guide skiers to the next level. It usually takes a few weeks of skiing to work through each of the higher award levels.

Download a certificate for your child below. 

Green
I have been skiing for the first time and can balance while sliding on my skis on nursery slopes. I am starting to learn to make a snowplough shape with help.

Penguin
I can make snowplough turns and stop on my own without help on nursery and green slopes.

Polar Bear
I can make snowplough turns on blue runs. I am learning to side-slip but sometimes leave my uphill ski behind.

Level 1
I have been skiing for the first time. I can balance while sliding on my skis on nursery slopes.  I can maintain a snowplough shape while sliding.

Level 2
I can make snowplough turns and stop on nursery and green slopes.

Level 3
I can make snowplough turns on blue runs and learning to side-slip but sometimes leave uphill ski behind.

Level 4 
I can move my skis from snowplough to parallel at the end of the turn. I can side slip confidently.  I am most comfortable skiing on blue and easy red slopes.

Level 5
I use a little snowplough to help start turns on red slopes but I can ski rough parallel on blue slopes.

Level 6 
I can ski parallel on most red runs and only use a little snowplough in the trickiest conditions. I am learning to make short turns, controlling speed and developing pole plant.

Level 7
I can ski parallel on most red slopes. I can coordinate the pole plant and ski short turns on red runs. I like exploring black runs and easy off piste.

Level 8
I can ski neat parallel on most slopes and am refining skidding and carving skills. I am learning to blend turns of different size.

Level 9
I can ski all terrain on and off piste with neat parallel turns. I have mastered steering and can choose to carve or skid my skis as appropriate in all situations.