Ski/Snowboard Course Information

Spring 2023




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 2+ course meetings are cancelled, all dates move back one week or more.

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


  • Skiing/Snowboarding begin day 1 on campus. We will complete the fitness assessments to give you information about your current level of Health-Related Fitness. The remaining 5 course meetings and lessons take place at App Ski Mt on the slopes. Students are broken into groups by skill level. It is totally ok to have never skied, the instructors will work with you to improve from wherever you are. Our goals are to help you identify ways you can build skill, fitness, and knowledge.

    Students also complete online wellness modules, which cover basic health information and complete a ski or snowboard exam. Students can view a sample syllabus on the RMPE website.


  • 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.
  • The slope passes and equipment rentals for AppState Ski/SB classes are only valid on class meeting dates. 


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


  • There are a limited number of seats available for round trip van transportation to App Ski Mtn. from main campus.
  • Transportation sign up will take place before January 1st. 
  • 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.



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

Wear several layers rather than 1 thick coat. This allows you to take off or add layers to regulate your temperature. You will likely want a hat and gloves. Bring a shell/raincoat if you have one. You may also want a change of clothes if you get wet. 


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

Equipment fees are not refunded after the first course meeting date.

Students cannot rent individual items. 

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

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

Would it be worth it to invest in my own equipment? If you have your own equipment, you should use that in class, so you get more familiar with it. It would be worth purchasing your own equipment if you plan to go outside of class time and in future years.

Lockers are available at App Ski Mt. 



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.



Personal Fitness Assessment 

Personal/Social Responsibility

Wellness Literacy Online Modules

Skills Assessment


Content Exam



Ski Syllabus Example

Snowboarding Syllabus Example



It might rain tomorrow. Will we still have class?
Class will be held as normal, even if it rains. If there is lightning, there might be a delay, but that would happen on site, not in advance.

Will we meet for the entire class time?
Yes, you are required to attend your lesson, and practice on the slopes before and after your lesson.
Students who leave early will be penalized. Please read your syllabus.

If Appalachian State cancels classes, will the ski/snowboard courses still be held? What if classes after 6pm are canceled?
If AppState cancels classes, all classes are canceled, including ski/snowboard.

What should I do if I have an accident in class?
Any student who experiences an accident during class time should report that accident to ski patrol/first aid station. This applies even if you do not believe you are injured. If you are injured, contact Ski Patrol before leaving class. They can assist you in receiving care and making decisions about your health and safety.


 Frequently Asked Questions




Edgar Peck, PEA Director

RMPE Department

Appalachian State University