Snowlife Award (Assessment, Badge & Book) 2019


We use Snowlife Awards levels to progress learners through their development.

The table below sets out the awards.

If you would like to be assessed please book and declare what snow life award level you have already achieved.

The assessments will take place throughout Block 5.

You will receive a record book which you keep and a badge, badges are awarded at our annual BBQ on Sunday 26th May 2019.

For more information please contact Mo at



Beginner Never skied before


Snowlife 1 Star Award



I have tried skiing before. I can put my skis on and off. I can climb sideways up a gentle hill and ski down, controlling my speed by ploughing.


I can stop when I need to on the nursery runs.

Snowlife 2 Star Award I can ski down controlling my speed and direction of travel by ploughing.


I can make big and little turns and avoid other skiers. I can use an easy ski lift (poma or t-bar).

Snowlife 3 Star Award I can ski faster and make plough parallel turns, where I start the turns in a plough and finish with my skis parallel.

I can make a series of linked turns on green and easy blue run.

Snowlife 4 Star Award I am very confident with my plough parallel turns and my skis are naturally becoming parallel earlier in the turns, sometimes before the fall line.


My turns are smoother and more S shaped. I am happy skiing on all blue runs.

Snowlife 5 Star Award I am consistently making parallel turns on all blue and easy red runs. Both my skis are turning at the same time.


I still need to improve on balance and posture. I am confidently skiing all blues and easy red run.

Snowlife 6 Star Award I am learning to use a well coordinated pole plant to improve my balance and timing. My parallel turns are smoother and more rhythmical.


I am working on improving flow from one turn to another.

Snowlife 7 Star Award I am becoming more confident in tackling challenging terrain. I can make really smooth turns with a well coordinated pole plant.


I can vary the radii of my turns to suit changes in gradient, whilst remaining in control of speed and line of travel. I can ski comfortably on steeper terrain.

Snowlife 8 Star Award I can ski a steep and narrow run making a series of rhythmical, balanced turns with a positive pole plant. I can remain in the fall line whilst still controlling my speed.


I can change direction on easier slopes by rolling from edge to edge only using the shape and sidecut of the ski with no skidding. I can ski red and black runs with confidence.

Snowlife 9 Star Award I can make a fall line descent in medium size bumps showing good posture and a well timed pole plant.


I can make linked rhythmic short and medium radius turns in powder and cut up terrain whilst controlling speed and line



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