Binghamton University

To register for the Binghamton University Ski or Snowboard course, you will need to go to the following link:

Course Description:

Greek Peak offers five levels of ski and snowboard instruction based on ability level:

Never Ever (Level 1)- this level is for those who have never tried skiing or snowboarding

Beginner (Level 2)- this level is for those who have skied or snowboarded before, are able to get on and off a chairlift and are comfortable on green circle (easy) trails

Intermediate (Level 3)- this level is for those who can link turns but still moderate speed and are comfortable with blue square (intermediate) trails

Advanced (Level 4)- this level is for those that ski/board with good technique on all terrain and snow conditions and are able to ski black diamond trails with confidence using carved turns.

Expert/Instructor Development (Level 5)- this course is for advanced level skiers and boarders interested in teaching skiing or snowboarding.  Ski & Ride School policies and procedures, progressions in learning and teaching skills are some of the areas that will be covered.

You will select the appropriate level class upon registering with Greek Peak.

This course is one of the few OUT courses that may be taken more than one time for credit. The course runs for six (6) consecutive weeks and includes a 5 hour pass, 1 ¾ hour lesson, and rental equipment, if needed. It is important that your schedule permits attendance on this day throughout the season. Binghamton University’s Instructor of Record is Birdie High at

Friday Class:

Six consecutive Friday afternoons starting Jan. 25, 2019 through March 1, 2019. Bus schedule: Departure is from the East Gym Parking Lot  at 2:45 pm, returning to campus at approximately 9:45 pm.

Sunday Class:

Six consecutive Sunday afternoons starting Jan. 27, 2019 through March 3, 2019.  Bus Schedule: Departure from East Gym Parking Lot Sundays is at 9:45am returning to campus at approximately 4:45pm.

Each session includes a 1 ¾ hour lesson, with practice time before and/or after each lesson.

Course Registration:

Students must register for the course on BU BRAIN as well as Greek Peak. To register and pay for the class with Greek Peak, go to:

Fees and Payment:

Program and Bus $381

Program and Bus with Rental Equipment $469

Program and Bus with Rental Equipment and Helmet Rental  $511

(Rental Equipment package includes ski, poles & boots or a snowboard & boots; helmet rental is optional.  The prices above include tax)

Student Responsibility:

All students who sign up for this course are responsible for checking their University email and blackboard accounts for messages. Communications like class cancellations will be posted here. Please check for your messages the day before and the day of your class.

Except for extenuating circumstances requiring college advisor’s approval, the following must be achieved in order to receive college credit and a passing grade:

  • Attend at least one of the first two scheduled sessions.
  • Attend a total of five sessions (to include a maximum of two make up lessons)


When you arrive at Greek Peak by bus, you will be met by a Greek Peak representative who will take attendance and make announcements.  All students will receive their College PE Photo ID card at the on campus meeting (to be scheduled) or their first class/session.  This card must be worn on your jacket for every class as this serves as your lift ticket/rental pass. 

Participants' passes (class times) are valid as follows: Fridays 3:45pm – 8:45 pm and Sundays 12:45pm – 5:45 pm.

The lesson times are:

  • Fridays: Beginner Lessons are 4:30 pm; Intermediate and Advanced Lessons are 6:30 pm
  • Sundays: Beginners Lessons are 11:30 pm; Intermediate and Advanced Lessons are 1:30 pm

Meeting Spot:

Lessons meet at the Lesson Meeting Spot located next to the Alpha Slope (Beginners’ area). If exiting the Rental Building proceed directly across the metal bridge. Look for the orange fencing and instructors with green and gold jackets.  Please arrive to your lesson 10 minutes early.


Be sure to dress warmly. Outer clothing should be windproof and water proof. It is better to over dress and shed additional layers than to lack the appropriate clothing.

Makeup Lessons:

During the final two weeks of the program there will be opportunities to make up any missed class.  A make up lesson may not be completed on your scheduled lesson day and must be completed no later than the last day of your college’s program.
NOTE:   Bus transportation is provided on Fridays and Sundays to attend make up lessons.  Any student wishing to take a makeup lesson on a Saturday or Monday must provide their own transportation.  Additonal information will be provided during the fourth week of classes.

Refund Policy:

It is the policy of Greek Peak Mountain Resort that no refund of course fees will be given for withdrawals from the course which occur after your College’s Drop deadline.  A consideration will be given for medical conditions/injuries that prevent a participant from completing their ski/snowboard program. 

Refund Request for Withdrawal Prior to the Drop Date:

Any student that drops the course prior to the College's Drop Date will be entitled to a refund of the classes (lessons and rental fees) not taken.  You must contact the College Program Director at Greek Peak, Mary Gerlach, and you must turn in your pass and credit card information to Birdie High at the Outdoor Pursuits Office in the East Gym at Binghamton University prior to your next class.  Your refund will be based on the remaining number of required classes left after turning in your card, minus a $10 processing fee.  The transportation cost included in your course ($120) has been paid in full to the bus company and is not refundable.  All refunds will be issued as a credit back to the credit card used when paying for the class.

Refund Requests for Medical Illness/injury:

Anyone seeking a refund must send a request, including medical documentation of illness/injury (physician’s statement or hospital report, containing diagnosis and treatment), to the College Program Director, Mary Gerlach, immediately following the incident and no later than the next scheduled class.  You will turn in your pass and credit card information to Birdie High at the Outdoor Pursuits Office in the East Gym at Binghamton University.

The amount refunded will be a prorated portion of course fees (lesson and rental fees) based on the number of required class sessions remaining after the occurrence date of the medical condition preventing participation. The bus transportation charge of $120, which is included in the course fee, is not refundable. 

All refunds will be issued in the form a credit card “credit”, minus a $10 processing fee.

There will be no refund of course fees if withdrawal occurs after the completion of a 5th lesson week.

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