The medal room

Recognition and rewards for achievement enable our students to aim for their own personal goals to increase motivation and improve self-confidence.   Our Ski and Snowboard Pass scheme is a step-by-step programme that awards our students with educational certificates and achievement badges, encouraging them to develop and gain new skills.

Green skills badge

Life skills progress and achievements

Ski and snowboard
Social interaction and communication skills, ranging from positive interaction with others, to following instructions well.


Blue skiing badge

Training slope

Ski
Snowplough session activities, including completing warm-up drills with the instructor, to skiing whilst increasing and decreasing the snowplough position.

Snowboard
Steering session activities, from being able to stop in control on heal and toe edge, to linking basic turns with confidence, speed and control.


Yellow performance badge

Main slope

Ski
A series of plough parallel, parallel and mountain experience sessions, from using plough parallel on a turn, to controlling take-off and landing on a small jump.

Snowboard
A series of steering, switch and mountain experience sessions, from understanding the snowboard safety rules, to developing freestyle skills.


Gold skills badge

Main slope

Ski
A series of speed and performance sessions, from handling drills at higher speed, to skiing a slalom course.

Snowboard
Speed and performance sessions, from demonstrating dynamic riding with sound technique in medium radius turns, to snowboarding a narrow channel.