Swiss Snow League

The levels of the Swiss Snow League

When participating in the Swiss Snow League, fun and progress are guaranteed.

The focus lies on your personal technique; you will learn new things in a playful way and refine your current skills. In order to make the optimum progress, choose the League that meets your current skills.

The videos of the Swiss Snow League help you to assess your level.

Snowli and his friends

Snowli will help you to get to know this snow sport! Snowli - the wondrous creature with the long ears.

Do you know how Snowli started to like the snow and where to meet him?

You’ll get to know more about Snowli’s history, his friends and his home on the following pages.

In the Swiss Snow League you’ll learn to ski and/or snowboard from scratch.

The variety of snow sports shows up during the course of the different levels and leagues when you develop to an advanced skier and snowboarder.

With each level you reach in a League, you earn the respective medal and reach the next level.

Once you’ve fulfilled all the levels of a League, you enter the next higher League.

Swiss Snow Academy

After successfully completing the Swiss Snow League, you are ready for the Swiss Snow Academy, and you’ll receive the Swiss Snow Academy Card. Thanks to the instructions of our coaches, you will mature into an expert on the slope, in the Snowpark or off-slope. You learn among like-minded people and share your experiences with them.

The Swiss Snow Academy Card is your personal «keycard». It confirms you as a member and states the turn, air or trick that you are able of.

All the information and explanatory videos for the Swiss Snow League levels are available here:

  • Information on the history of Snowli
  • Getting to know the skis and the snow
  • Walking, climbing uphill (turning around)
  • Skiing in the fall line with skis parallel and braking
  • First changes in direction from the fall line
  • Information on the equipment
  • Climbing uphill by side stepping and herringbone stepping
  • Gliding and braking with the snow plough
  • Skiing with skis parallel with steps and tricks
  • Turning snow plough turns (wedge turns)
  • Information on the safe use of the lift facilities
  • Traversing and tricks
  • Slide-slipping
  • Skiing with skis parallel over easy bumps and jumps
  • Snow plough turns (wedge christie) on an easy blue slope
  • Information on behaviour on the slopes (FIS rules)
  • Turning in a miniature slalom jungle and in a set course
  • Skiing over bumps and dips
  • Skiing backwards (switch) with skis in a V shape with change of direction
  • Snow plough turns (wedge christie) on a versatile blue slope
  • Information on warm-up
  • Braking with skis parallel
  • Turning steps on an easy slope
  • Waltzing
  • Skidded parallel turns
  • Information on behaviour in the Snowpark
  • Short turns on an easy slope
  • Skating step on flat terrain
  • Basic Air (small kicker)
  • Parallel turns with variation of radius
  • Information on nature, forest and landscape
  • Parallel turns through a corridor of slalom gates and in a set course
  • Parallel turns «Switch» (skidded)
  • Single ski turns on an easy slope
  • Short turns on an intermediate slope
  • Information on the preparation of the equipment
  • Short turns with pole planting on a difficult slope
  • Jumps: Straights and fifty/fifty over box
  • Parallel turns off-piste
  • Carved parallel turns on a wide, easy slope

Ski Race

  • Information on competitive sports
  • Turns «Race» parallel turns
  • Turns «Race» short turns
  • Turns Turn variations: Carved turn variations (at least one), short turn variations (at least one)
  • Turns Race technique in set courses
  • Airs Tuck jump
  • Race Training / Race (at least1): Giant slalom, slalom

Ski Freestyle

  • Information on the behaviour in the Snowpark
  • Turns Parallel turns «Switch»
  • Airs Straight Air with Grap (at least two different jumps)
  • Airs Air Trick Spins (180° or 360°)
  • Tricks Slope tricks 180° and Swedish 180°
  • Box/Rail Rotation on the box or rail
  • Freestyle (at least 1 discipline): Pipe Basic Run, Quarterpipe, Skicross

Ski Freeride

  • Information on safety, avalanches and weather
  • Safety: Using an avalanche transceiver, reading an avalanche report, choosing lines and stopping points
  • Turns Parallel turns «off-piste» with variations of the radius
  • Turns Tracks in the snow/Powder 8
  • Turns Short turns in the moguls
  • Airs Powder kickers, jumps over natural obstacles
  • Freeride Creative off-piste run
  • Information on the equipment
  • Skating on a flat surface with one foot strapped
  • Full-base riding on an easy slope
  • Edging down the fall line
  • Edging to full-base riding
  • Information on behaviour on the slopes (FIS rules)
  • Edging in the traverse
  • Edging to full-base riding
  • Using the T-bar lift
  • Skidded turns
  • Information on warm-up
  • Rotary turns
  • Waltzing
  • Wheelie
  • Jumping with both feet in the air on a slope
  • Behaviour in the Snowpark
  • Switch turns
  • Speed check
  • Fifty/Fifty over an easy box
  • Hitting small jumps
  • Brief freestyle lexicon
  • Turns using stretching and bending techniques
  • Powerslide
  • Ollie/N`Ollie on the slope
  • 180° on the slope
  • Information on nature, forest and landscape
  • Carved turns
  • Slide on the slope
  • Ollie/N`Ollie 180° on the slope
  • Basic Air
  • Information on the Swiss Snow Academy
  • Riding off-slope
  • Frontside Noseturn
  • Backside Boardslide on a box
  • Straight Air

Snowboard Slope

  • Information on equipment preparation
  • Turns Short turns
  • Turns Carving Switch Basic Turns
  • Race: Riding over bumps and dips, riding gates
  • Tricks Backside Noseturn
  • Tricks Slope trick combos
  • Airs 360°

Snowboard Park

  • Information on competitive sports
  • Airs Shifty Air
  • Airs Grab Air
  • Airs Spin Air
  • Box/Rail Boardslide
  • Box/Rail Box trick
  • Halfpipe/Quarterpipe Basic Run / Straight Air

Snowboard Freeride

  • Information on safety, avalanches and weather
  • Safety: Using an avalanche transceiver, reading an avalanche report, choosing lines and stopping points
  • Turns Turns adapted to the terrain
  • Turns Riding moguls
  • Tricks Powderspray
  • Tricks Powdertrick
  • Airs Powder kickers/jumps over natural obstacles