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Snowsports Staged Activity Badge

Snowsports Staged Activity Badge

Before you attempt Stage 2, you need to have completed all the steps for Snowsports Stage 1. You then need to complete all the steps outlined below.

How to earn your badge:

  1. Identify the equipment you require and know how to carry it safely.
  2. Climb and then ski or snowboard down a short run, or go on a short cross country ski.
  3. Show you can make wide and narrow turns.
  4. Show you can stop and wait safely on a run avoiding other users of the slope, or stop safely if doing cross county skiing.
  5. Know how to safely fall and get back up onto your feet.

Choose 1 of the following options:

  1. Demonstrate how to safely use a drag lift or magic carpet for downhill skiing or snowboarding.
  2. Demonstrate your ability to identify a suitable cross country skiing route.


  • You can do most of these steps on either a natural or artificial slope.
  • This badge can be completed doing cross country skiing as the activity, in which case element 5 should be replaced with the ability to identify a suitable route.
  • Your leader should be able to find lots of support on the National Governing Body websites for Snowsport England, Snowsport Scotland and Snowsport Cymru Wales.

January 2018.

Requirements can be adapted to suit each young persons abilities. See our guidance on flexibility.

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