Our DISCOVER PROGRAM is designed for FIRST TIMERS to make getting started easy and affordable. Spring Special rate- only $39+ tax and includes lesson, lift ticket and rental equipment.

Discover Ski or Snowboard

Make your winters more bearable by learning to ski and snowboard. You’ll find it surprising how much you come to enjoy winter. For FIRST TIMERS ONLY, the DISCOVER PROGRAM is an easy and affordable way to see if skiing or riding is for you. Spring special rate only $39.

The DISCOVER PROGRAM is a 55 minute group lesson packaged with a 4 hour lift ticket and equipment rental (helmet included) at price you can’t refuse. Ages 6 to adult and is for both skiing or snowboarding. Reservations are required and we ask you to arrive at least an hour before your lesson to get ready.

Thu- Fri 1:30 pm
Sat/Sun/Holidays 9:30 am; 1:00 pm; 3:30 pm
Family Day Monday Feb 17 call for availability.

Getting started was never easier!

We also have a DISCOVER MORE program for 2nd and 3rd timers weekends/holidays at 9:30am or 1:00pm and Thu-Fri 1:30pm for $59.

Have you tried skiing/boarding, but can’t decide whether you are ready to invest in your own equipment, or you’re not ready to conquer the hill on your own just yet?

55 minute group lesson, 4-hour rental (helmet included), 4-hour lift ticket - 1 unbelievable price!
For 2nd and 3rd timers only
Skiers/Snowboarders (6+)

Reservations Required

Expand your knowledge and abilities in a comfortable and safe environment with one of Mount Pakenham’s certified instructors.

Students with Special Needs and ‘Inclusion’ in Group Ski and Snowboard Lessons
We often receive requests from schools and families to accommodate children with various challenges in group lessons.
Although schools now routinely include students with significant behavioral or emotional problems that occasionally render them disruptive, special needs students may not do well in a group ski lesson.
Students with intellectual, emotional, or behavioral challenges learn better one-on-one in a private lesson setting.
Students with physical challenges, requiring an instructor with special adaptive training should consider booking private lessons with a CADS (Canadian Association of Disabled Skiers) certified instructor.
If you need to switch your child to private lessons, please speak to a reservation agent.

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  • Program: 55 minute group lesson with 4 hour lift ticket and rental (helmet included)
  • Available: DISCOVER
    Mon - Fri 1:30 pm
    Sat/Sun/Hol - 9:30 am; 1 pm; 3 pm
    Mon-Fri 1:30 pm
    Sat and Sun/Holiday 9:30 am or 1:00pm
  • Equipment: includes 4 hour equipment rental and helmet
  • Fine Print: Ski School rates are for instruction only! Season Pass or lift packages are extra. Please add 13%HST to snow school rates. Advance reservations are required and can be made by calling Mount Pakenham at 613-624-5290 with your Visa or Mastercard.

    Full refunds, less $25 administration charge, are issued only if cancellation notice is received more than 14 days prior to the start date. Cancellations within 14 days will be assigned an alternate date or credit, less $25 administration charge, at the discretion of Mount Pakenham.
  • Ability Levels:Beginner - Expert


Program Pricing
Discover Ski / Snowboard (ages 6+) - For First Timers


Discover More Ski / Snowboard (6+) - for 2nd and 3rd timers


Program Options
Family size lockers keep your equipment warm, dry, secure and makes skiing easy (Rental)
Season Locker Spring rate until June 30th (Regular rate $105/season +hst)


6 - Open to Close Tickets - Valid Anytime
6 Pak Open to Close Tickets Regular Rates price $154 + HST


Related Programs

Season Starters

Season Starters Ski or Snowboard! One hour lesson. AVAILABLE DECEMBER ONLY

Private Lessons

A Private Lesson can take your skiing or riding to a new level FAST! Only $59 +tax

CADS-Adaptive Skiing

Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing, National Capital Division- Mount Pakenham Program