Ability Levels Whether you are looking to learn the basics of carving down the slopes or aspire to master expert backcountry terrain, the Crystal Mountain Snowsports School can accommodate all skill levels. To make sure your Crystal Mountain ski experience is the most memorable, we offer the following levels of ski lessons. Skiers Level 1 - Welcome to Skiing / Building the foundation Level 2 – Introduction to and strengthening of turning using a wedge Level 3 - Introduction to lower mountain Green Terrain using a smaller wedge and beginning to match skis and skid turns. (Lower intermediate) Level 4 - Mastering advanced Green Terrain (intermediate), learning to match skis earlier and skid turns Level 5 - Exploring Blue Terrain, comfortably matching skis and skidding turns on advanced Green Terrain Level 6 - Mastering Blue Terrain by skiing open parallel turns Level 7- Linking a variety of Parallel Turn sizes. Introducing your technique in various snow conditions. Blue to easy black terrain. Level 8 – Maintaining stance and making parallel turns in mixed Black Terrain and varying snow conditions Level 9 – Maintaining stance and making parallel turns any place any time with ease. Exploring extremes of terrain and snow conditions.