Skill Requirements for Leaders

No ski-tour Leader Qualification is required for resort-based trips for snow play, tobogganing, or downhill skiing within an alpine resort boundary.

Recommended Leader/Participant ratios:

  • One Section Leader or adult for every five (and part thereof) participants (refer definitions for adult involvement under Personnel – adult appointments).
  • No ski-tour qualified Leader required is required to be in attendance.

If a group intends to ski beyond snow-play areas or the resort boundary the organising Leader must:

  • Be currently qualified to at least Level 1 Ski Touring Leader standard; and
  • Undertake a formal Risk Assessment of the activity proposed (being particularly conscious of his or her ability to recognise and assess the risks) and
  • If in any doubt, refer to the State Leader Ski Touring:
    • to discuss what you intend and to provide some technical input into the planning process, and/or
    • to request a qualified ski-tour Leader to assist in the trip planning, and/or
    • to participate within the trip as an extra Leader, supplying on-snow technical and snowcraft skills.
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