Mount Pakenham works with your busy schedule. Choose between morning or afternoon, Saturday or Sunday.

5 Week Programs

Mount Pakenham works with your busy schedule. We give you the choice between morning or afternoon, Saturday or Sunday.
Adult group lessons are available on Saturdays or Sundays at 10:30 am - noon only.

Mini Midget Ages 4-5 Ski Only

Mount Pakenham’s Mini Midget instructors are chosen specifically for their love and passion for teaching young children (ages 4-5). We have designed our Mini Midget group lessons to suit the needs of these youngsters. Our lessons consist of 1 hour of instruction with a minimum of 1 instructor and 1 assistant for every 5 children. Our Mini Midget learning area is colourful and inviting for young children and now features a CARPET LIFT. You can rest assured that your children will be in good hands. Most 3 year olds will progress quicker in a private lesson setting.

5 day Private Lesson Program is great for any age
Minis ages 3-5 at 11:30am Saturdays or Sundays.
Ages 6-adult at 3:30pm. Five 55 minute private lessons on consecutive Saturdays or Sundays at the same time starting Jan 2, Jan 3 or Feb 6, Feb 7 . Please call us to reserve.

Mini Midget group Lessons (4-5yrs old) are offered:
5 consecutive Saturdays or Sundays starting:
Jan 2nd or 3rd orFeb 6th or 7th
at either 10:30am; 11:30am; or 2:00 pm

Another great lesson option for 3-5 year olds is the Parent and Tot program-ski only
please click here for more information.

Clifford Race Mini’s-Ski Only age 5

Clifford Mini’s was designed for 5 year olds who spend hours on the slopes with Mom or Dad or who have passed levels E or F in Mount Pakenham’s popular weekend program. For more information on the Clifford Race Mini’s Program, please click here and scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Midget/Rippers Ages 6-12

Midget (skiers) and Ripper (boarders) lessons are 1.5 hours in length. Instructors will focus on Safety, Fun and Learning; in that order to ensure that your children will want to come back again and again.

Midget group Lessons & Ripper Snowboard Lessons (age 6-12) are offered:
5 consecutive Saturdays or Sundays starting:
January 2nd or 3rd at either;10:30am; or 2:00 pm
February 6th or 7th at either;10:30am; or 2:00 pm

Youth Ages 13-17

Youth skiers and snowboarders will benefit from 1.5 hour group lessons tailored to students in the Formal Operation Stage of learning. These students will thoroughly enjoy learning in a group of peers with instructors that specialize in working with adolescents.

Youth group Lessons are offered:
5 consecutive Saturdays or Sundays starting:
January 2nd or 3rd at 2:00 pm-3:30pm
February 6th or 7th at 2:00 pm-3:30pm

New this year Performance Program for ages 10-14
5 consecutive Saturdays or Sundays from 10:30am-12:30pm or 1:30pm-3:30pm
This 2 hour weekly program is offered to advanced and intermediate skiers only. It is a group lesson exploring Mount Pakenham's varying terrain, bumps, glades, race challenges and ski improvement in a fun environment. Starts Jan 2nd, Jan 3rd or Feb 6th, Feb 7th

Adult Ages 18+
Adult group lessons are 1.5 hours in length and are taught by adult instructors. You can expect great learning outcomes in a fun, social atmosphere.

Adult Lessons are offered:
5 consecutive Saturdays or Sundays starting:
January 2nd or 3rd at 10:30 am-noon
February 6th or 7th at 10:30 am-noon

Students are grouped according to age and ability for fast track learning. Each group is lead by a professional ski or snowboard instructor who loves sharing the magic found in snow sports. With Mount Pakenham’s certified Pros, you and your child are guaranteed to have quality instruction. Our learning progression, exercises and drills have been developed and tested throughout the years. Mount Pakenham’s Pros follow the CSIA and CASI Step system in order to provide you with a consistent learning progression and evaluation process. An evaluation of progress is presented at each step of success. Class sizes are controlled to provide each group with plenty of individual instruction and supervised practice. Class sizes may range from a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 10 (Mini-Midget maximum of 5). Instructors with larger groups or younger students will be accompanied by Teacher’s Assistants to help on the hill and with the use of lifts.

5-Week Private Lessons are also available. Click here
for details. We offer a package of 5 One-on-One lessons for 5 consecutive Saturdays or Sundays at 3:30pm starting Jan 2nd/3rd or Feb 6th/7th.

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: 90 minute group lesson (60-minute lesson for Mini-Midget only)
    OR 60 minute private lesson
  • Available:
    5 consecutive Saturdays beginning January 2nd or February 6th

    5 consecutive Sundays beginning January 3rd or February 7th

    10:30am OR 2:00pm for Mini Midget (ages 4 & 5)
    10:30am OR 2:00pm for Midget (ages 6-12)
    10:30 ONLY for Adult Lessons (ages 18+)
    2:00pm ONLY for Youth Lessons (ages 13-17)

    11:30am OR 3:30pm **NEW** Super Mini 5-Week Private Lesson Program (Ages 3-5 )
    3:30pm ONLY for 5-Week Private Lesson Program (Ages 6+)

    9:30am ONLY for Parent & Tot Program (Ages 3-5 + Adult)
  • Equipment: Rental packages are available for every program.
  • 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.
    Bookings made less than 7 days before program start date will be subject to a $25 late booking fee.

    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.
    Ski School Class Size - 3 to 10 students. We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule classes. Classes less than 3 students may have a shorter lesson.
  • Ability Levels:Beginner - Expert


Program Pricing
Adults-5 weeks 10:30am to noon


Children / Youth 5 weeks


Mini Midget, ages 4-5, lift ticket included, 5 weeks


Performance Program - 5 weeks - 10-14 years - 10:30am-12:30pm or 1:30pm-3:30pm


Weekend Private Lesson Program (5 Consecutive Weeks) - Fixed dates/times Start Sat or Sun Jan 2/3 or Feb 6/7 at 3:30pm Available for one student only/lesson


Parent & Tot Program (Lesson and Lifts) Saturdays or Sundays 9:30am-10:30am


Program Options
Set of Lift Tickets for 5 Day/ Week Programs - Available to Snow School Participants and immediate family when booking multi-day Snow School lessons.
Ages 6-69


Rent Skis or Snowboard for 5 Day/ Week Programs - Available to Snow School Participants and immediate family when booking with Snow School multi-day lessons.
All ages


Lockers keep your equipment warm, dry, secure and makes skiing easy (Rental).
Season Regular Family Sized Locker (12 in x 22 in) Regular price $105, Hot Rate until Oct 9 / 2015 $99 + HST


SOLD OUT - Season Large Family Sized Locker(15 inches x 24 inches) -Regular price $115


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