PALS Ski/Ride Classes at Greek Peak

By Patrick Lewis, November 19, 2021

PALS Ski/Ride Classes at Greek Peak

Interested in Skiing/Snowboarding next semester? Consider PALS Basic/Intermediate/Advanced Alpine Skiing or Snowboarding. These courses are offered through Greek Peak Mountain Resort. 

Greek Peak offers levels of ski and snowboard instruction based on ability level ranging from "never ever" to "expert".  You will select the broad level when registering on Homer and then once on site at Greek Peak you'll narrow your focus.   

The Ski and Snowboard courses run for six (6) consecutive weeks on the same day/time, starting on Saturday, 1/22/22 and concluding on Saturday, 3/5/22.  It is important that your schedule permits attendance on this day throughout the season because you must attend four (4) of the six (6) lessons offered to receive college credit.  The course includes a five-hour pass, 1 ¾ hour lesson, and rental equipment if needed.

Course Registration

Students must register for the course with Ithaca College HOMERCONNECT AND then register and pay for the class at Greek Peak. Greek Peak registration information will be provided to students through Canvas once theyhave enrolled on HomerConnect.


Program & Bus- $471

Program, Bus & Equipment Rental- $559

Program, Bus, Equipment & Helmet Rental -$601

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

If you have any questions regarding the registration process, please contact the College Program Director at Greek Peak, Molli Rainbow at:

How the Course Works

Participants' passes are valid:  Saturdays 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:

   Beginner Lessons: 11:30am

   Intermediate & Advanced Lessons: 1:30pm

Bus transportation is provided and will leave campus promptly at 10:00am from Phillips Hall and will arrive at Greek Peak at 10:45am.  The bus will depart Greek Peak at 3:45pm, returning to campus at approximately 4:30pm.  Please be on time for all 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 RFID card at their first class/session. This card must be worn inside your jacket between your shoulders and waist (Not by your cell phone) 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 inside the Katalima building near the bus drop off to check in and pick up your pass.  Each week thereafter, you will go to the College Program Ticket Window to check in.

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 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 classes

Attend a total of four classes

Refund Policy

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 four class requirement for a passing grade.  You must contact the college Program Director at Greek Peak and turn in your RFID pass 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 ($200) 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, Mary Gerlach, 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 ($200) is not refundable.  All refunds will be issued in the form a credit card “credit” for the equivalent of the unused services of Greek Peak, less Greek Peak’s $10 processing fee.

There will be no refund of course fees if withdrawal occurs after the completion of the 4th lesson.


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.