Greek Peak Mountain Resort announces upgraded Learning Center and new
Terrain Based Learning course for new skiers and boarders
CORTLAND, New York (January 2, 2024) – Greek Peak is one of a select group of industry leading resorts utilizing Terrain Based Learning on the mountain this coming season. Terrain Based Learning is a process for teaching beginner ski and snowboard lessons that utilizes purpose-built snow features to assist the guest in achieving the movements, sensations and body positioning needed to ski and snowboard. As featured on ABC News, the New York Times, Outside Magazine, Ski Magazine, and many more, the TBL features naturally control guests’ speed and movement. TBL is an award-winning, revolutionary method of introducing new guests to snow sports that make learning to ski or snowboard easier and more fun.
According to Wes Kryger, president of Greek Peak Mountain Resort, “Terrain Based Learning removes the traditional fears and anxiety from learning to ski and snowboard and puts the focus on fun.” With the 2023-24 season marking Greek Peak’s 65th anniversary year as Central New York’s home mountain, Kryger said it was the perfect year to introduce more newcomers to snow sports.
“The Learning Center at Greek Peak will be available for station or self-guided teaching through the use of the TBL Course, so whether you’re brand new to the sport or interested in returning to the mountain for a fun experience, we have just the program for you.”
There are five Terrain Based Learning stations in the Learning Center zone near Chair 3. They include: (1) The Flats: this is where you will meet instructors and fellow participants while you learn to get familiar with your equipment and the basic ranges of motion needed for your time on the snow. (2) The Mini-Pipe: this is where you will get your first experience sliding on the snow. You will learn to pump the terrain, steers, and slide forward and backwards. (3) The Rollers: you’ll get your first taste of what it’s like to experience the thrills of gravity at this station, and you will gain confidence in sliding downhill while the gently rolling terrain helps to naturally control your speed. (4) Banked Turns: now you’re ready for your first turns. The subtle banking of these turns will gently help you to redirect your skis or board through your first series of turns. (5) The Perfect Slope: after mastering the banked turns, you’re ready to put it all together for yourself. On the perfect slope, you’re in control and will make your first unassisted turns and build the skills and confidence needed to head up the mountain to our green terrain.
To learn more about The Learning Center, Terrain Based Learning, and other developments happening at
Greek Peak Mountain Resort, call 1-800-955-2754 or visit their website at www.greekpeak.net
ABOUT GREEK PEAK MOUNTAIN RESORT: A mountain of memories awaits you at Greek Peak Mountain Resort, Central New York’s largest ski resort. Celebrating its 65th anniversary, Greek Peak Mountain Resort was founded in 1958 and has remained at the leading edge of the ski industry with forty-four ski trails and eleven glades, six chair lifts, two surface lifts, a tubing conveyor lift, a beginners’ slope, and new and improved terrain parks. The four-season family resort is located in New York’s scenic Finger Lakes region, conveniently just minutes from Interstate I-81. Under its new ownership, the mountain has many new amenities and recent investments including The Lookout at Hope Lake, a stand-alone indoor/outdoor event space overlooking a beautiful lake and mountains, Carvers Steakhouse in Hope Lake Lodge, Trax Pub and Grill restaurant with an expansive 6,000 square foot deck in the main ski lodge, Waterfalls Spa, a quad chairlift, updated ski and board equipment in the rental shop, a state of the art ski and board tuning facility, and a new Campground at Hope Lake that will be in its first full year of operation with 26 full-service RV sites (water, electric, sewer) and another 15 Camper/Tent sites with water and electric access.Greek Peak Mountain Resort