from 3 to 11 years - piou piou club
I am 3 years old.
I have never or hardly ever skied and I can not do snowplough.
I've got the badge PIOU PIOU or BLANCHOT.
i register myself in
the 3 y/o Ourson course
Blue group
Meeting Point
inside the ESF office
I am 3 years old. I can do snowplough.
I've got the badge SIFFLOTE or GAROLOU.
i register myself in
the 3 y/o ourson course
blue group
Meeting Point
inside the ESF office 
I am between 4 and 6 years old.
I have never or hardly ever skied and I can not do snowplough.
I've got the badge PIOU PIOU or BLANCHOT.
I REGISTER MYSELF IN
THE 4-6 Y/O OURSON COURSE
Orange GROUP
Meeting point at Piou Piou Club
in front of the office
I am between 4 and 6 years old and I can do snowplough.
I've got the badge PIOU PIOU or BLANCHOT.
I REGISTER MYSELF IN
THE  4-6 Y/O OURSON COURSE+
green GROUP
Meeting point at Piou Piou Club
in front of the office 
I am between 7 and 11 years old and I have never skied. I REGISTER MYSELF IN
THE 7-11 Y/O OURSON COURSE
purple GROUP
Meeting point at Piou Piou Club
in front of the office
from 12 to 15 years old - beginner level
I've never skied.i register myself in the
adult beginner class
Meeting Point
in front the ESF
From 4 to 15 years old
I can slide in snowplough on easy slopes.
I know how to stop.
I've passed the level OURSON.
I register myself in
snowflake
Meeting point
in front the ESF
I can do snowplough turns and I know how to ski parallel across the slope.
I've passed the level SNOWFLAKE.
i register myself in
1st star
Meeting point
in front the ESF
I can sideslip.
I have a controlled style of skiing and I can sideslip at the end of a snowplough turn.
I've passed the level 1ST STAR.
I REGISTER MYSELF IN
2ND STAR
Meeting point
in front the ESF 
I can almost ski parallel.
I can get down bowled and bumpy runs. I know how to do different types of side-slipping.
I've passed the level 2ND STAR.
I REGISTER MYSELF IN
3rd star

Meeting point
in front the ESF 
I can do short or large turns and adapt myself to unforeseen elements with moderate speed.
I've passed the level 3RD STAR.
i register myself in
bronze star
Meeting point
in front the ESF
I can ski steep slopes with great vertical drops on any type of snow with speed.
I have passed the level BRONZE STAR.
I REGISTER MYSELF IN
GOLD STAR
Meeting point
in front the ESF
I ski quite fast on great vertical drop slopes.
I want to improve my technique and practice slalom.
I've passed the level GOLD STAR.
I REGISTER MYSELF IN
competition 
Meeting point
in front the ESF
until 14 years old
I ski quite fast on great vertical drop slopes.
I want to improve my technique and practice off-piste.
I have passed the level GOLD STAR.
I REGISTER MYSELF IN
natur'kids rider 
Meeting point
in front the ESF 
  • Piou Piou

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    piou-piou


    • 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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  • Blanchot

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    Blanchot


    The child is able to: 
    • Move on the flat.
    • Go up hill on the carpet.
    • Perform his/her first slides down the slope.

    With Blanchot, I make my first slides and I am learning to gently slide down the slope ...!

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  • Sifflote

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    Sifflote


    « With Sifflote, I slide and control my speed. »

    • I can slide down the slope with my skis in snowplough position.
    • And I can overcome some obstacles ! 

    Some slides, small jumps, snowplough and I help Sifflote to build the igloo !!
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  • Garolou

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    garolou


    Rewards the child for : 
    • Putting on their own shoes, taking off skis etc.
    • Use the small ski lift.
    • Overcome obstacles.
    • Control their speed.
    • Change direction in snowplough.

    « To avoid Garolou, I know how to change direction.»

    With my skis, I learn to make turns, left and right. That way, I avoid the den of Garolou on my way !
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  • Ourson

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    ourson


    • 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 (1ère 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 (2ème 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 (3ème 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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