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 3-5 Ski Only

Mount Pakenham’s Mini Midget instructors are chosen specifically for their love and passion for teaching young children (ages 3-5). 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. Some 3 year olds may progress quicker in a private lesson setting.


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

OR
5 consecutive Saturdays or Sundays starting:
Feb 8th or 9th
3 year olds at 11:30am
4 & 5 year olds at either 10:30am; 11:30am; or 2:00 pm


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

Clifford Race Mini’s-Ski Only ages 4 & 5

Clifford Mini’s was designed for the 4 and 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 4th or 5th at either;10:30am; or 2:00 pm
Or
February 8th or 9th 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 4th or 5th at 2:00 pm-3:30pm
Or
February 8th or 9th at 2:00 pm-3:30pm

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 4th or 5th at 10:30 am-noon
Or
February 8th or 9th 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 the same time (either 9:30am or 3:30pm) starting Jan 4/5 or Feb 8/9.

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)
  • Available:
    5 consecutive Saturdays beginning January 4th or February 8th

    5 consecutive Sundays beginning January 5th or February 9th

    10:30 am OR 2:00 pm
    11:30am for Mini Midget age 3
    10:30am OR 2:00 pm for Mini Midget ages 4 & 5
    *Adult lessons available at 10:30am only.
    *Youth lessons available at 2:00 pm only
  • 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

from$128

Program Pricing
Adults-5 weeks

$128.00

Children / Youth 5 weeks

$128.00

Mini Midget, ages 3-5, lift ticket included, 5 weeks

$140.00

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

$110.00

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

$85.00

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)

$99.00

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