Uniform Test

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. A new member has two years to pass the test, and may take it as many times as necessary. Passing this test is required for full voting membership. In the case of a hardship or special situation, the member may petition the Board of Directors for an extension in order to pass the test. For those members interested in upgrading their skills, our Instruction program members can work with a member to acheive higher levels; an intermediate "Silver" test, and ultimately, the advanced "Gold" test. Requirements listed 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 seconds of judges time.


Gold (advanced) Test

To be given by previous Gold Test recipients.

You may discuss the current requirements with the Uniform Test Committee Chair, currently Bruice Kelly. 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. One of the requirements for continued Membership in Ramapo is to take the test within two years of joining.