Upgraded Learning Center and Terrain Based Learning Course for New Skiers and Boarders Now Open

January 15, 2024

CORTLAND, New York (January 15, 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.