To be accepted into the toboggan program, you must be able to pass a skiing/boarding skills assessment showing your competency in the basics, and you must be able to competently ski/board at least blue runs.
The basic skill requirements are:
Smoothly transition from wedge to side slip in both directions (in a corridor of 2–3 ski lengths wide)
Static turn (kick turn) (change the direction of your skis across the fall line by 180 degrees while standing still on a moderate slope without using poles)
Side step and duck walk up the hill
Long, medium and short radius turns (speed control, consistent radius, flow)
Hockey stops–ski quickly straight down the fall line, then stop rapidly in full control.
Toe and Heel Side slips (straight down fall line, no lateral motion)
Static direction change (jump turn)