Ski/Snowboard Course Information (2023 Draft)

Spring 2023

Course Dates



Class Meeting Dates ON SLOPES


(Sections 112, 113)

Jan 23rd

Jan 30th

Feb 6th

Feb 13th

Feb 20th

Feb 27th

Mar 6th


(Sections 121, 122, 123)

Jan 17th

Jan 24th

Jan 31st

Feb 7th

Feb 14th

Feb 21st

Feb 28th


(Sections 131, 132, 133)

Jan 18th

Jan 25th

Feb 1st

Feb 8th

Feb 15th

Feb 22nd

Mar 1st


(Sections 141, 142, 143)

Jan 19th

Jan 26th

Feb 2nd

Feb 9th

Feb 16th

Feb 23rd

Mar 2nd

First class meeting is in Varsity Gym on campus.

If any class meeting is canceled, all dates move back one week or more.

Classes will not meet during spring break, but may meet after if necessary. 


  • Students must arrive on time and practice on the slopes for the entire class time listed on the schedule.
  • Allow at least 30 minutes travel time from campus. 
  • If you have a 2:00pm-3:15pm class on campus DO NOT register for sections 121, 131, 141, which begin at 3:45pm at App Ski Mtn.
  • Students must check in at the ticket office for every class meeting, even if they hold a season pass. 

Transportation (personal vehicle)

  • If you drive your own vehicle, note that there is a $2.00 parking fee.

Transportation (university vans)

  • There are a limited number of seats available for round trip van transportation to App Ski Mtn. from AppState.
  • The van will leave from the sidewalk on Rivers Street in front of Edwin Duncan on the AppState Main Campus.
  • Students are only be able to ride their assigned van day/time.
  • There is no charge for university van transportation.
  • There is limited seating in the university vans. Sign up early. The best chance of securing a seat on a van is at the 3:45pm class start time.


 Transportation Departure Times (university vans)

  • Vans leave AppState campus 30 minutes prior to class start time. 
  • Sections 121, 131, 141 van departs campus at 3:15pm and departs App Ski Mtn. at 7:30pm.
  • Sections 112, 122, 132, 142 van departs campus at 4:30pm and departs App Ski Mtn. at 8:45pm.
  • Section 113, 123, 133, 143 van departs campus at 5:45pm and departs App Ski Mtn. at 10:00pm. 




Helmets are provided free of charge. Helmets are recommended, but students are not required to wear a helmet. Regardless of your ability - whether you'll be performing freestyle tricks or not, a low speed back slip on the back of your head can cause serious head injury. Although there's little doubt about the importance of wearing a Helmet, keep in mind that wearing a Helmet while Snowboarding/Skiing does not make you invincible. Helmets are certainly expected to be of benefit in more minor impacts, glancing blows and other similar mishaps.


Students can rent skis/snowboards for one fee for the entire course through the FSSC online sign up system.

Skis/Boots/Poles-$75 total (for all class meetings).

Snowboards/Boots-$120 total (for all class meetings).


Students can also rent clothing like jackets, bibs/pants, gloves and goggles.


Course Costs

Equipment: Students who do not rent equipment pay no fee for these courses. 

Slope/Course Fees: There is no slope/lift/course fee for these courses.


Course Elements

Personal Fitness Assessment 

Personal/Social Responsibility

Wellness Literacy Online Modules

Skills Assessment


Content Exam



Edgar Peck, PEA Director

RMPE Department

Appalachian State University