Complete the requirements below:
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the following:
    1. the clothing and protective equipment to wear for different weather conditions, snow and artificial surfaces
    2. the safety features of your equipment (bindings, brakes etc)
    3. the importance of warming-up before taking part in snow sports
    4. the importance of drinking plenty of fluids especially in the mountain environment
    5. the safest places to stop on a run
    6. the importance of staying together as a group
    7. what to do in the event of an accident
    8. the FIS safety code (published by the Federation International de Ski)
    9. the hazards of the mountain environment for snowsports
  2. Complete all the requirements in one of the following alternatives:
    1. Qualify for Snowlife Snowsports Ski Awards level 2.
    2. Qualify for Snowlife Snowsports Snowboards Awards level 2.
    3. Qualify for Snowsport England Nordic Award level 1.
    4. Complete at least 16 hours of Snowsports as part of a family or education holiday to a ski resort.


In France, an equivalent level would be the ESF Flocon (which means 'snowflake') or One Star and in Italy the Scuola Italiana di Sci One and Two Star Bronze.
If you need help designing alternatives to these requirements for those with special needs please contact the Special Needs Office at Gilwell Park.