Age of experience:

  • 2 to 6 years     


  • Primary responsibility starts to shift from CADS & independent learn-to-ski programs to the local race programs/clubs (able-bodied and/or adaptive programs).
  • CADS programs, local race programs and  PSOs initiate talent identification.

Performance Benchmark:

  • Fundamentals of ski tuning introduced.
  • Loads and unloads lift independently.
  • Refining balance and coordination movements.
  • Correct use of pole plant or adaptive turning device.
  • Comfortable skiing on intermediate terrain with some introduction /exposure to advanced terrain.
  • Understanding of how to adjust turn shape relative to pitch and snow conditions and also to desired speed.
  • Understands basic concept of carving (idea of adjusting turn shape by increasing/ decreasing the edge angle).
  • Exposure to and basic understanding of Slalom and Giant Slalom and how to ski them.
  • Introduction to speed event elements.