Stairways includes all the basic functionality you need to participate in or create a ladder. Search for a ladder in lists or by category, challenge or be challenged by other participants, report challenge results, view your ranking information, invite people to join the ladder or share results on Facebook. If you cannot find a suitable ladder, create one of your own. When creating your own ladder you are automatically assigned the role as Ladder Manager, in addition to your role as player.  As a Ladder Manager you can design unique features of your ladder, such as ladder name, activity, ladder description, who can participate and invite people.

The up-grade Stairways Player Premium includes extended search functions, statistics, participation in more than one ladder, and also an option to change status to “passive” if you for some reason cannot participate for a while and do not want to lose in ranking.