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Uniform Testing Tests

What is it?  To ensure that all Ramapo members have the requisite skills to keep from injuring themselves and others, we have instituted a basic "Bronze" test to evaluate a new member's skills. Passing this test is required for full voting membership.

For those members interested in upgrading their skills, our Instruction program members can work with a member to achieve higher levels; an intermediate "Silver" test, and ultimately, the advanced "Gold" test. Requirements follow below:


Bronze (basic) Test

All skills will be demonstrated by the test judge.

  • Straight running

  • Three linked snowplow turns and a complete stop

  • Ability to safely negotiate a ski lift

  • Side step left and right.

  • Side slip left and right

  • Do a bullfighter turn

  • Answer a safety question (chosen by the Test Judge).


Silver (intermediate) Test

Two qualified judges needed and a race course.

  • Hockey stop left and right

  • Side slip left and right.

  • Four linked parallel or christy turns

  • Slalom time within plus 30% of pace setter's time.

Gold (advanced) Test

Administered by previous Gold Test recipients.  You may discuss the current requirements with the Uniform Test Committee Chair, currently Nick DeRoda. Previous Gold recipients may be found in the club roster.  There are many members qualified to give the bronze Test. It is often available at the lodge or at a local ski area. It is necessary to become a voting member.

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