Before you attempt Stage 4, you need to have completed all the requirements to gain Snowsports Stage 3 in your chosen discipline. You then need to complete the following:
How to earn your badge:
Show you understand what equipment to carry for the different two types of activity you may undertake:
- A single lesson
- A day on the hill
- An expedition in the woods
- An off-piste experience
- A session at a snow park
Show how to look after yourself and others in the event of not being able to return down the mountain, or being stranded on a route.
Show your ability to use a ski map or resort map and identify where you are on the map.
Plan a half-day's activity, considering the following:
- Group size and ability
- A plan B in case of bad weather etc.
Participate in a snowsport activity different from that which the other requirements have been completed in.
This could be something completely new or an activity you’ve not done for a while such as skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, ski touring and slalom.
Choose and complete two of the following:
- Demonstrate your ability to safely descend a black run
- Perform a sequence of turns in fresh snow, leaving even tracks behind
- Complete a day’s cross country ski trip, planning your route before you go
- Complete a cross country timed route and then improve your time over a two further attempts
- You can do this stage by taking part in a Snowsport activity on either a natural or artificial slope, but it is encouraged to experience both environments as part of this badge.
Requirements can be adapted to suit each young persons abilities. See our guidance on flexibility.