To register for the Ithaca College Ski or Snowboard course, you will need to go to this link:
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.
How the Course Works
The course runs for six (6) consecutive weeks on Monday evenings at Greek Peak starting 1/25/2016 and ending 2/29/2016. The course includes a 5 hour pass, 1 ¾ hour lesson, and rental equipment, if needed. It is important that your schedule permits attendance on this night throughout the season.
Bus transportation is provided by the college. The bus will leave promptly at 3:15pm from Phillips Hall and arrive at Greek Peak at 4:00pm. The bus will depart Greek Peak at 9:30 and return to campus approximately 10:15pm. Please be on time for bus departures.
When you arrive at Greek Peak, you will be greeted 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. If you drive to Greek Peak, you will go to the College Program Ticket Window in the Katalima building (across from the Welcome Center), present your college ID card, and state that you are participating in the College Credit Ski/Snowboard Program to pick up your College PE Photo ID card and check in. Each week thereafter, you will go to the same window to check in to verify your attendance.
The lesson meeting spot is located next to the Alpha Slope (Beginner’s Chair Lift). Please be there 10 minutes early.
The lesson times are as follows:
- Beginner Lessons are at 4:30pm
- Intermediate or Advanced Lessons are at 6:30pm
Course Registration is MANDATORY. Students must register for the course with both Ithaca College PALS and Greek Peak. To register with Greek Peak, go to: https://sales.greekpeak.net/
If you have any questions registering, please contact Mary Gerlach at 1-800-955-2754 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fees and Payment:
The course will be invoiced to your college account. Costs are below:
- Program & Bus Transportation- $371.68
If you need to rent equipment, you will select the equipment needed and pay for this online to Greek Peak when registering:
- Rental Equipment (Skis, Poles & Boots or Snowboard & Boots) $85.12
- Helmet Rental $40.32
Be sure to dress warmly. Outer clothing should be windproof and waterproof. It is better to over dress and shed additional layers than to lack the appropriate clothing.
All students who sign up for this course are responsible for checking their University e-mail & Blackboards 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)
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.
NOTE: Make-up lessons can be attended before or after a missed lesson. Bus transportation is not provided to attend make up lessons.
The opportunity to perform a make up lesson will start after each college’s 4th scheduled lesson and end on each college’s 6th lesson day.
- Fridays All Levels 6:30 pm
- Saturdays All Levels 3:30 pm
- Sundays All Levels 3:30 pm
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 be scanned and you will be issued a rental ticket and 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.
Course Fee Reduction Policy:
It is the policy of Greek Peak Mountain Resort that no reduction 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:
- Anyone seeking a course fee reduction must send a letter of request, including medical documentation of illness / injury (physician’s statement or hospital report, containing diagnosis and treatment), to Attention: Mary Gerlach; Greek Peak Mountain Resort, 2000 NYS Rte. 392, Cortland, NY 13045, by March 1, 2016.
- The reduced fee (amount 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, less a $10 processing fee. The bus transportation portion ($120) of the course fee will be charged in its entirety.
- The full course fee will be charged if withdrawal occurs after completion of a 5th lesson.