Mount Pakenham is the place to be/ski during school breaks. This year we offer 5 day programs at New Years Dec 28 to Jan 1 and March Break Mar 14-18.

Holiday Programs

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!

5 Day New Year’s Program-December 28 -January 1st, 2016
5 Day March Break Program-March 14-18, 2016

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. 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 CARPET LIFT.
Mini Midget lessons are offered at 10:30am or 2:00pm.

3-5Year-old Private Lesson Program Our Mini Age 3-5 - 3day Christmas Program offered Dec 21-23 includes 3 -55 minute private lessons on consecutive days at the same time (either 11:30am or 3:30pm) for $122+hst. We also offer a 5-day Holiday program Dec 28-Jan 1 or Mar 14-18 with 5-55 minute private lessons on consecutive days for $196+hst (includes lift tickets for 3-5 year olds). Please call us to reserve.

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.

Private Lesson
5-Day Private Lesson Program consisting of 55 minute private lessons at 3:30pm either Dec 28-Jan 1 or March 14-18 for $196 (also available for 3 days Dec 21-23 this year for $122). For ages 3-5 we also have a 11:30am lesson time.

5-Day flexible Private Lessons are also available to fit your own schedule. Click here
for details.

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.

Mount Pakenham Snow School Waiver

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Dress-Up Day
Crazy Hat Day.
March Break Day Camp
  • Program: 90 minute group lesson for 5 consecutive days
    60 minute group lesson for 5 consecutive days for Mini Midgets
  • Available: (3 Day Program)
    New Year's Week Dec 28-30

    (5 Day Program)
    New Year's Week Dec 28-Jan 1
    March Break March 14-18

    10:30am - Adults (Ages 18+)
    2pm - Youth (Ages 13-17)
    10:30am OR 2pm - Minis & Midgets (Ages 4-12)
  • 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
    We specialize in personalized attention within classes of 3 to 10 students. We reserve right to cancel or reschedule classes. Classes less than 3 students may have a shorter lesson.
  • Ability Levels:Beginner - Expert


Program Pricing
Adults in 5 day holiday program 10:30am to noon


Children / Youth in 5 day Holiday program


Mini midget, ages 4-5, lift ticket included in 5 day Holiday program


Private Lesson 5 day Holiday program - lessons (same time) 3:30pm


Adults in 3-day Christmas Program 10:30am to noon (Dec 21-23 2015)


Children / Youth in 3-day Christmas Program (Dec 21-23 2015)


Mini midget [ages 4-5, Lift Ticket included] in 3-day Christmas Program (Dec 21-23 2015)


Program Options
Set of Lift Tickets for 3-Day Christmas Program - Available to Snow School Participants and immediate family when booking 3-Day Program.
Ages 6-69 3 day lift package for students in 3 day Christmas program


6 - Open to Close Tickets - Valid Anytime
6 Pak Open to Close Tickets Regular price $159 +tax


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


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


Rent Skis or Snowboard for 3-Day Christmas Program - Available to Snow School Participants and immediate family when booked with 3-Day Program.
All Ages 3 day rental package (for students in a 3-day Christmas program)


Related Programs

5, 4 or 3-Day Holiday Day Camp

A great daycamp for kids 6-12 that offers Ski lessons AND fun activities. 9am to 5pm offered Mon-Fri or Mon-Thu or Mon-Wed.