The 5 consecutive day program is eligible for the Child Tax Credit.
Holidays are so much fun at Mount Pakenham. We take our traditional lesson format and step it up a notch. With dress-up days, fun races, scavenger hunts, and more; it won’t take the kids long to realize that Snow School is so much more fun than actual school!
3 Day Christmas Program-December 27-29, 2013
5 Day New Year’s Program-December 30 -January 3rd, 2014
5 Day March Break Program-March 10-14, 2014
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 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 NEW CARPET LIFT. You can rest assured that your children will be in good hands.
Mini Midget lessons are offered at 10:30am or 2:00pm.
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 Lessons & Ripper Snowboard Lessons (age 6-12) are offered at 10:30am or 2:00pm
Youth Ages 13-17
Youth skiers and snowboarders will benefit from 1.5 hour 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 Lessons are offered at 2:00pm.
Adult Ages 18+
Adult 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 at 10:30am.
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. We welcome any questions, concerns and suggestions.
New this year is our One-on-One Program offered as a Holiday program with 5 -55 minute private lessons on consecutive days at the same time (either 9:30am or 3:30pm). Please call us to reserve.
5-Day flexible Private Lessons are also available to fit your own schedule. Click here
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.