In the lowest difficulty level, you move on the border between ski run and off-piste area. You can already participate in my “guided ski tours for beginners” with this own skills. If you want to improve, I recommend you the course “Skitours for Beginners – from Piste to Off-Piste”.
You mastered the safe stem turn in each type of snow in gentle, max. little more than 30 ° inclined terrain. In ascent, there are no or only occasional switchbacks.
In occasional steep sections of 30 to 35 °, the safe stem turn does not cause you any problems. For the ascent you need switchback technique.
In moderately sloping terrain you ski in parallel, frequent steep passages around 35 °, occasionally more, you can do with a safe stem turn. On the ascent your switchbacks are reliable. Occasional carrying passages up to 40 ° you overcome with crampons. Lightweight climbing sections * (max UIAA I-II) are possible for you.
You are a very good skier and master the stem or parallel turn in any type of snow on an average slope of 35 to 40 °. You are also saddle-fast in the exposed area when it comes to switchback technique. Frequent carrying passages around 40 ° with crampons as well as occasional climbing sections * (max. UIAA II) do not take the courage.
*In general not obligatory.