Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1973 Guide Handbook - Skier Badge


Syllabus available from Commonwealth Headquarters.

1978 Guide Handbook - Skier Badge


1) Demonstrate the following:

a) How to carry skis.

b) A kick turn to the right and to the left.

c) Side stepping, uphill.

d) Snowplough for controlled descent at a slow speed, e.g. on a woodland path, with ability to stop at any moment.

e) Downhill traversing to the right and left.

f) Controlled side slipping straight downhill from a short traverse, to the right and to the left.

g) Getting up on a slope after a fall.

2) Make four continuous turns, e.g. stem turns, stem christies round four poles offset and 2.5 metres apart.

3) Stop completely by means of any turn after a straight descent of about 8 metres to the right and to the left.

4) Either on snowslopes or on artificial slopes run not less than 100 metres downhill in good style and at a reasonable speed.

5) Understand:

a) The principles of release bindings.

b) The adjustment of the binding in use.

c) The use or retention straps.

6) Show or describe suitable clothing and equipment for ski-ing on:

a) An artificial slope

b) Snowslopes in all weather conditions

Understand the correct fit of a ski-boot.

7) Know the safety rules that apply to ski-ing either on an artificial slope, or on snowslopes, and in this case explain the procedure in the event of an accident.

8) Know the symptoms of exposure and methods of treatment.

Note: If you hold the National Ski Federation of Great Britain One Star Test and pass clauses 1) b), f), g), 3, 4, and 8 you can have your Guide Skier Badge.

1983 Guide Badge Book - not listed.

1987 (September) Guiding magazine - Guide Skier badge re-introduced.

1987 Guide Badge Book Amendments - Skier Badge


1) Demonstrate the following:

a) How to carry skis.

b) A kick turn to the right and to the left.

c) Side stepping, uphill.

d) Snowplough for controlled decent at a slow speed, with ability to stop at any moment.

e) Downhill traversing to the right and left.

f) Controlled side slipping straight downhill from a short traverse, to the right and to the left.

g) Getting up on a slope after a fall.

2) Make four linked, continuous right and left snowplough or basic swing turns.

3) Straight schuss without a fall.

4) Understand:

a) The principles of release bindings.

b) The adjustment of the binding in use.

c) The principle of ski brakes and why they are used.

5) Show or describe suitable clothing and equipment for skiing on:

a) An artificial slope.

b) Snowslopes in all weather conditions.

Understand the correct fit of ski boot.

6) Know the safety rules that apply to skiing either on an artificial slope or on snowslopes, and in ths case explain the procedure in the event of an accident.

7) Know the symptoms of exposure and methods of treatment.

If you hold the British Alpine Ski Award Two Star Award and pass clauses 1b, f, 5 and 7 you can have our Guide Skier Badge.

1989 Guide Badge Book - Skier Badge


1) Demonstrate the following:

a) How to carry skis.

b) A kick turn to the right and to the left.

c) Side stepping, uphill.

d) Snowplough for controlled decent at a slow speed, with ability to stop at any moment.

e) Downhill traversing to the right and left.

f) Controlled side slipping straight downhill from a short traverse, to the right and to the left.

g) Getting up on a slope after a fall.

2) Make four linked, continuous right and left snowplough or basic swing turns.

3) Straight schuss without a fall.

4) Understand:

a) The principles of release bindings.

b) The adjustment of the binding in use.

c) The principle of ski brakes and why they are used.

5) Show or describe suitable clothing and equipment for skiing on:

a) An artificial slope.

b) Snowslopes in all weather conditions.

Understand the correct fit of ski boot.

6) Know the safety rules that apply to skiing either on an artificial slope or on snowslopes, and in ths case explain the procedure in the event of an accident.

7) Know the symptoms of exposure and methods of treatment.

If you hold the British Alpine Ski Award Two Star Award and pass clauses 1b, f, 5 and 7 you can have your Guide Skier Badge.

1991 - Downhill Skier becomes a Staged Badge.

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