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To register for the Cornell Ski or Snowboard course, you will need to go to:

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/board black diamond trails with confidence using carved turns.
  • Expert/Instructor Development (Level 5) - this level is for advanced skiers and snowboarders 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.

Please select the class that best fits your ability level.

The Ski and Snowboard courses run for six (6) consecutive weeks on the same day/time, starting on Friday, Jan. 24, Saturday, Jan. 25 and Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020.  It is important that your schedule permits attendance on this day throughout the season because you must attend five (5) of the six (6) lessons offered to receive college credit. There will be classes scheduled during break.  BUS TRANSPORTATION IS INCLUDED ONLY FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY COURSES. If you sign up for the course on Friday or Saturday, you must ride the bus- you cannot drive yourself or ride with a friend.  You will provide your own transportation for the Sunday class. The course includes a five hour pass, 1 ¾ hour lesson, and rental equipment if needed.

How the Course Works:

On Fridays and Saturdays buses will pick up on campus at two locations: West Campus near the Baker Flag Pole and on North Campus at the bus stop by RPCC and Lot CC. Please be on time.
Bus Schedule

Friday Courses – West Campus Pickup at 2:45 pm; North Campus Pickup at 3:00pm; arriving at Greek Peak at 3:45pm. The buses leave Greek Peak at 8:45pm.

Saturday Courses – West Campus Pickup at 11:45am; North Campus Pickup at 12:00pm; arriving at Greek Peak at 12:45pm. The buses leave Greek Peak at 5:45pm

You will receive your photo ID pass upon arrival to Greek Peak for your first class. This card must be worn on your jacket for every class as this serves as your lift ticket/rental pass. If you drive to Greek Peak for the Sunday class, you will go to the Katalima Building Ticket Booth, present your college ID card, pick up your College PE Photo ID card and check in.  When your class is over you will sign out at the Ticket Booth to verify your five hours have been completed.  Each week thereafter, you will go to the Ticket Booth to check in and out.  

Participants' passes are valid: Fridays 3:45 – 8:45 pm; Saturdays 12:45pm – 5:45pm pm and Sundays 10:45am- 3:45pm
The lesson meeting spot is located next to the Alpha Slope (Beginner’s Chair Lift). If exiting the rental building, proceed directly across the metal bridge. Please be there 10 minutes early.

The lesson times are as follows:

  • Fridays: Beginner Lessons are 4:30pm; Intermediate and Advanced Lessons are 6:30pm
  • Saturdays: Beginners Lessons are 1:30pm; Intermediate and Advanced Lessons are 3:30pm
  • Sundays: Beginners Lessons are 11:30am; Intermediate and Advanced Lessons are 1:30pm

Course Registration:

Students must register for the course with both Cornell University’s Physical Education Department and Greek Peak.  Class size is limited, so please register with Greek Peak to ensure your place in the class.  You must attend one of the first two classes and therefore cannot register after February 2, 2020.  The drop deadline is Sunday, February 2, 2020.  If you have any questions regarding the registration process, please email the College Program Director at Greek Peak, Michael Maley, at

To register with Greek Peak, go to:

Fees and Payment:

Fridays & Saturdays (transportation included)
Lesson, Program and Bus $411

Lesson, Program, Bus and Equipment Rental $499

Lesson, Program, Bus, Equipment Rental and Helmet Rental $541

Sundays (no transportation)
Lesson and Program  $281

Lesson, Program and Equipment Rental $369

Lesson, Program, Equipment Rental and Helmet Rental $411

(Equipment rental includes skis, boots & poles or a snowboard and boots.  A helmet is optional. Prices above include taxes)

Course Changes or Drops:

No refunds will be awarded after the semester’s Drop/Add period.  Any student that drops the course after the Drop Date will be assessed a $30 Late Drop fee.  A consideration will be given for medical conditions that prevent the participant from completing the course.


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.

Student Responsibility:

All students who sign up for this course are responsible for checking their University e-mail 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 

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/occurrences that prevent a participant from completing their ski/snowboard program. 

Refund Requests Submitted 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 remaining classes (lessons & rental fees) needed to complete the five class requirement for a passing grade.  You must contact the college Program Director at Greek Peak, Michael Maley and turn in your photo ID pass to the Cornell Physcial Education Dept along with your credit card information prior to the next scheduled class.  Your refund will be based on the number of remaining classes not taken that would be required to receive a passing grade, minus a $10 processing fee.  The transportation cost ($130) included in the class cost has been paid in full to the bus company and is non-refundable.  All refunds are issued as a credit back to the credit card used when paying for the class.


Refunds for Medical Illness or 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, Michael Maley,, immediately following the incident and prior to the next scheduled class.

The amount refunded will be a prorated portion of course fees (lesson and rental fees) based on the number of required sessions remaining after the occurrence date of the medical condition preventing participation. The bus transportation charge ($130), if purchased with the course fee, is not refundable.  All refunds will be issued in the form of a credit card “credit” for the equivalent of the unused services of Greek Peak, less Greek Peak’s $10 processing fee and Cornell P.E.’s $20 service fee.

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

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