Tests & Levels alpine ski

To be able to enjoy the sport, it is necessary for you to know your level and adapt your ski lift pass to it.

Levels & Technical Tests children


  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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1ère Etoile

  • 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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2ème Etoile

  • 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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3ème 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

  • 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). 
  • Godille of base.
  • Passage over bumps with slight take-off on prepared piste or terrain (skiercross-type run).
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Etoile d'or

  • 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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Tests chronométrés - Flèche et Chamois.

La 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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Le 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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Levels & Technical Tests for Adults

1er Ski

  • 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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Classe 1

  • 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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Classe 2

  • 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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Classe 3

  • 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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Classe 4 Piste

  • Expert turn
  • Expert Godille on all kinds of snow and market trails


  • Competition turn.
  • Different types of tracks.

hors Piste

  • Discover off track terrains.
  • Master the skis, regardless of the snow, terrains of visibility.
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