Elise Bankosh

Skiing Snowboarding
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Certification Status: SSIA Level 1 Certification

Hometown: San Jose

About Elise Bankosh

Hello my name is Elise and I was born and raised in San Jose, California. I grew up skiing at Bear Valley Ski Resort and remember loving just being out in the snow every winter. In high school I started snowboarding, and then in college was one of the only woman competing on the UC Davis Alpine snowboarding team. Over the years I have learned such great techniques from more experienced riders and skiers and hope to share my knowledge with anyone who wants to learn!


Elise Bankosh's Recent Reviews

5 of 5 stars

Elise was super patient with my kids. They both were into the lesson at different times, and at other times just wanted to quit or go sled. She was awesome with handling both at once and working on the basics with them. After we left, my daughter said she missed Elise so I know they had fun learning even though it didn't really look like it. They've both asked about skiing again already, which was the ultimate goal! Thanks Elise!

- Alex on January 15, 2021



5 of 5 stars

Elise was an amazing instructor. She was very informative and patient. She explained all the basics of snowboarding clearly, and was great at picking up our mistakes and then telling us how we can improve. In only an hour my family and I learned so much from Elise and were confident in practicing our skills immediately after the lesson and even came back the next day!

- Safia on January 09, 2021