SUNY Cortland

College Courses for Skiing and Snowboarding

SUNY Cortland students can take a downhill skiing or snowboarding course at Greek Peak Mountain Resort and receive college credit. Greek Peak offers instructional programs to students of all ability levels, beginner through expert. You’ll have fun while learning or improving . . . and get college credit at the same time.

Course Description:

The course runs for six (6) consecutive weeks on Monday evenings at Greek Peak starting 1/27/2014 and ending 3/3/2014. The course includes a Night Lift Ticket, Lesson, and Rentals if needed, offered in a package deal through the Recreation, Parks & Leisure Studies Department. It is important that your schedule permits attendance on this night throughout the season.

How the Course Works

Bus transportation is provided by the college. The bus will leave promptly at 3:35pm from Park Center and arrive at Greek Peak at 4:00pm. The bus will depart Greek Peak at 9:30 and return to campus approximately 10:00pm. Please be on time for bus departures.

If you arrive at Greek Peak by bus, you will be met by a college representative who will take attendance and give out lift tickets and a rental vouchers if needed. If you drive to Greek Peak you must go to the 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. Your attendance will be recorded and you will receive a lift ticket and rental pass (if needed). Lift tickets are good from 4:00-9:00pm. Failure to sign in could result in an “absent” for the lesson and affect your grade.

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 6:00pm

Course Registration:

Students must register for the course with both the College’s RPLS Dept. and Greek Peak. You may register with the RPLS Dept. during pre-registration or up until the first class meeting. Be sure to register for the section you need (one section includes equipment rental and the other section is for students who will supply their own equipment). This course will be bursared through SUNY Cortland.

To register with Greek Peak, go to the Community Pass online registration system.

Fees and Payment:

Check with the RPLS Dept for cost of this course.  The course will be invoiced to your college account.


Be sure to dress warmly. Outer clothing should be windproof and snow shedding. 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 college e-mail accounts for messages. Communications like class cancellations will be emailed to you. Please check for your messages the day before and the day of your class.

The following must be achieved in order to receive college credit this course:

  • 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 on 2/18/2013 and end on 3/4/2013.

  • Mondays All Levels 7:00pm
  • Fridays All Levels 7:00pm
  • Saturdays All Levels 4:30pm
  • Sundays All Levels 4:30pm

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 and rental form, if needed. Students using bus transportation will receive their lift ticket and rental form on the bus. 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 an enrollee from participating in or completing their ski/snowboard program. The consideration is as follows:

  1. 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, 2014
  2. 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 $5 processing fee.
  3. The full course fee will be charged if withdrawal occurs after completion of a 5thlesson.

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