• Piou Piou

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    piou-piou


    For Children 3 to 5 years

    • 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

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    ourson


    For 7 to 12 year olds

    • I recognise my ski equipment.
    • I can put on and take off my skis alone.
    • I control my speed and make turns.
    • I move around on skis in different ways over varied but almost flat terrain.
    • I can ski in a direct line facing down the slope and finish with a snowplough turn.
    • I earn my "Ourson" medal.

    Test :
     
    • "Snaking" line of snowplough turns around 4 to 5 poles.
    • Ski with skis parallel straight downhill and stop using a snowplough turn.
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  • Flocon

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    flocon


    • I have obtained Ourson level.
    • I control my speed and traverse across the slope using snowplough turns.
    • I remain balanced while sliding faster with skis parallel both across and down the slope on both skis or from one ski to the other, over a smooth terrain on a gentle slope.
    • I can brake, stop and start again myself.

    Test :

    • Series of 7 to 8 snowplough turns with the skis brought back to the parallel position in between, over a suitably 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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  • 1st Star

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    1st Star (1Ére Étoile)


    • I have obtained the Flocon medal.
    • I can link parallel sideslip turns taking into account external factors (terrain profile, other skiers, quality of snow ...).
    • I am balanced by traversing across on low to medium slopes.
    • I can parallel turn (maintaining the angle of edges).

    Test :

    • On a moderately steep slope, a series of parallel sideslip turns over a suitably 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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  • 2nd Star

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    2nd Star (2Éme Étoile)


    • I have obtained the 1st Star level.
    • I can link refined basic parallel turns, I cross the slope in parallel ski and I drive my turns using edges taking into account external factors (terrain profile, other skiers, quality of snow ...).
    • I can ski across terrains of hollows and bumps, facing or crossing downhill while remaining balanced.

    Test : 

    • Series of around ten perfect parallel turns over a suitably marked out course on a moderately steep slope.
    • Basic direct line passing over hollows and bumps.
    • Basic skating step.

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  • 3rd Star

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    3rd star (3Éme Étoile)


    • I have obtained the 2nd Star level.
    • I can string together controlled parallel turns. I cross the slope with my skis parallel and I drive my parallel turns using my edges, taking into account external factors(terrain, profile, other skiers, quality of snow...).
    • I master my balance in a schuss over varied terrain (hollows and bumps).

    Test :

    • 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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  • Bronze Star

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    bronze Star (Étoile de bronze)

     
    • I have obtained the 3rd Star level.
    • I've refined basic parallel turns by reducing sideslip.
    • I adapt my Godille (short fast turns) or wide turns taking into account and compensating for external factors (terrain, skiers, type of snow ...).
    • I master my balance in a schuss when taking off from rounded bumps, on piste or on a ground such as skiercross.
    • I am used to skiing in all snow conditions.

    Test :

    • 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 turns)
    • Passage over bumps with slight take-off on prepared piste or terrain (skiercross type run).
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  • Gold Star

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    Gold Star (Étoile d'or)


    • I have obtained the Bronze Star.
    • I have discovered alpine skiing in all its forms. 
    • I can ski without stopping on tracks of large gradients, on any type of snow, taking into account external factors and respecting rules of conduct of the skier.
    • I am confident in challenging terrains or areas: e.g. skiercross, halfpipe.

    Test :

    • 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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