Badge System FAQ

■Junior International Test

Q1: Who can take the Junior International Test?
A1: Anyone who is under 15 years old can take this test.

Q2: What ability level does my child need to be? My 4 years old boy has just started to hold a snowplough glide.
A2: Yes, he can take the test. The badges begin at the very basics and progress to short, parallel turns. The levels are as follows:
   ・Green: start and stop completely
   ・Yellow: snowplow
   ・Red: stem christie turn
   ・Bronze: parallel turn (long)
   ・Silver: parallel turn (long) & (short basic)
   ・Gold: parallel turn long, short and mixed rhythm

Q3: How much does it cost to take the test?
A3: It's 1,540 yen per person. The tests can be taken during private lessons.
   The certification and medal fees are from 1,230 to 1,440 depending on the badge color.

Q4: I don't know which badge test should my kid take.
A4: Ski instructors from Hakuba47 Ski Academy give you the advice on which badge test your kid should take during the lessons.

■International Test

Anyone under 15 that has achieved the gold badge may then challenge the SIA International awards as below:

・SIA is a member of International Ski Instructors Association.

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