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, ski in a small wedge and at times may even be parallel at the end of the turn and are comfortable with blue square (intermediate) trails

Advanced/Expert (Level 4/5)- this level is for those that ski/board with good technique on all terrain and snow conditions, can ski moghuls and are able to ski black diamond trails with confidence using carved turns.

Please select the class that best fits your ability level.

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 Chris Ball at and Birdie High at

Friday Class:

Six consecutive Friday afternoons starting Jan. 29, 2016 through Mar. 4, 2016.
Bus schedule: Departure from East Gym Parking Lot Fridays at 2:30 pm and return approx. 10:00 pm

Sunday Class:
Six consecutive Sunday afternoons starting Jan 31, 2016 through Mar. 6, 2016.
Bus Schedule: Departure from East Gym Parking Lot Sundays at 12:00pm (noon) & return at 7:30 pm

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 with Greek Peak, go to:

Fees and Payment:

Program and Bus $371.68

Program and Bus with Rental Equipment $456.80

Program and Bus with Rental Equipment and Helmet Rental  $497.12

(Rental Equipment package includes ski, poles & boots or a snowboard & boots.  The prices above include tax/fees)

Course Changes or Drops:

No refunds will be awarded after the semester’s Drop/Add period. A consideration will be given for medical conditions that prevent the participant from completing the course.

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 lessons.
  • Attend a total of five lessons (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 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 3:30 – 8:30 pm and Sundays 1:00 – 6:00 pm.

The lesson times are:

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

Meeting Spot:

Lessons meet at the Lesson Meeting Spot located next to the Alpha Slope (beginners’ area). If exiting Rental Building proceed directly across metal bridge. Look for the yellow fencing. 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.

Make up Lessons:

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 as listed below.  Makeup lessons begin during the fifth week of the program and start the week of 2/22/16 for Binghamton University students.
NOTE:   Bus transportation is provided on Thursday, 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.

The opportunity to perform a make up lesson will begin Monday, February 22nd with the last lesson available on Sunday, March 6th:

  • Mondays All Levels 6:30 pm   2/22 and 2/29
  • Fridays All Levels 6:30 pm   2/26 and 3/4
  • Saturdays All Levels 3:30 pm  2/27 and 3/5
  • Sundays All Levels 3:30 pm   2/28 and 3/6

Make up Lesson Procedure:

Upon arrival at Greek Peak, go to the main Ticket Window in the Katalima building to sign in and pick up your lift ticket.  You must present your Greek Peak College PE photo ID card to pick up your lift ticket.  If you are renting equipment, your card will still be scanned and you will be issued a rental voucher and you can go directly to the preferred line in the Rental area.  Then, proceed to the Lesson Meeting Spot and explain that you need to take a make up lesson. The instructor will give you a card to fill in with your name, College, Student ID # and Date. Be sure the card has been returned to the Instructor to receive credit for your make up lesson.

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. The consideration is as follows:

  1. Anyone seeking a refund must send a letter of request, including medical documentation of illness / injury (physician’s statement or hospital report, containing diagnosis and treatment), to Greek Peak Mtn. Resort, Attn: , 2000 NYS Rte. 392, Cortland, NY 13045, by March 1, 2016.
  2. The amount refunded or charged will be a prorated portion of course fees (lesson and rental fees) based on the number of program weeks 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.
  3. All refunds will be issued in the form a credit card “credit” or check for the equivalent of the unused services of Greek Peak, less Greek Peak’s $10 processing fee.
  4. There will be no refund of course fees if withdrawal occurs after the completion of a 5th lesson.

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