Tests & levels


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Beginner level - Piou Piou

  • Start getting used to skis and sliding.
  • The ESF instructors are there to help your children enjoy themselves in this new environment.


  • 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.


  • 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.

1st Star

  • 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).

2nd Star

  • 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.

3rd Star

  • 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.

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

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.).


  • Chamois = Special Slalom
  • Flèche = Geant Slalom
  • Fusée = Downhill
  • Jump
  • Skiercross
  • Freestyle (bosses, big air, half pipe …)