ski tests & levels children


PIOU-PIOU
  • Start getting used to skis and sliding. The ESF instructors are there to help your children enjoy themselves in this new environment.
  • I earn my "PIOU PIOU" medal.
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OURSON
  • 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.
  • I earn my "Ourson" medal.
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FLOCON
  • Series of 7 to 8 snowplough turns with the skis brought back to the parallel position in between, over a suitable marked out course. 
  • Parallel 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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1ERE ETOILE
  • On a moderately steep slope, series of parallel 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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2EME ETOILE
  • Series of around ten perfect parallel 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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3EME ETOILE
  • 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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ETOILE DE BRONZE (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 Godille (short fast turn) . 
  • Passage over bumps with slight take-off on prepared piste or terrain (skicross-type run).
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ETOILE D'OR (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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COMPETITION
  • Experienced, I can ski in all types of snow, on long and steep runs with ease and safety. 
  • I am improving my slalom performance.
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TIMED TESTS: CHAMOIS & ARROWS

LA FLECHE
  • Giant Slalom, 25/35 checkpoints, elevation : 200 to 250 m
  • Or : 0% to 15%
  • Vermeil : 15,01% to 28%
  • Argent : 28,01% to 40%
  • Bronze : 40,01 to 50%
  • Flechette : 50,01 to 55%
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LE CHAMOIS
  • Special slalom, 30/40 checkpoints, elevation : 120 to 200 m
  • Or : 0% to 15%
  • Vermeil : 15,01% to 28%
  • Argent : 28,01% to 40%
  • Bronze : 40,01 to 50%
  • Flechette : 50,01 to 55%
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