Clifford Racing Programs
This program is eligible for the Child Tax Credit.
Racing makes the best skiers - period. It teaches everything your son or daughter needs to become the very best on the slopes. Its 9 consecutive Saturdays beginning January 3rd and includes 4 hours of race instruction/day plus 2 Sunday optional races.
The Clifford family produced some of the best ski racers in Canada. Starting with Ski Area Developer John Clifford (developed Camp Fortune, Mont-Ste-Marie, Mont Cascades and Mount Pakenham), the Cliffords have been tearing up (and down slopes) for over 60 years. John’s racing legacy was passed on to his daughters Betsy, Susan, and Joanne; Mount Pakenham’s president.
Because of the Clifford racing heritage, our Racing Program is one of the best. Our coaches are dedicated to their profession and it shows in the caliber of our young racers.
The Clifford Race program is for all young skiers and boarders ages 4 to 16 who are looking to add more speed and variety to their lesson program. Participants will benefit from the extended on-snow hours offered by this program. Individual performance will improve tremendously. 'Racers’ will spend 4 hours each training day on snow in a group with approximately 6-7 peers. Students will receive loads of individual feedback and will have plenty of supervised practice time. Fun races are scheduled to offer participants the opportunity to race in a team environment and to measure individual results.
Clifford Mini’s Ski Only
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. To participate in Clifford Mini’s students must be able to ride the chair and ski the terrain that is accessed from the chairlift with minimal assistance. Clifford Mini’s will follow a modified Clifford Race curriculum that will allow for more rest and playtime. Helmets are mandatory.
NEW this year is adding ages 14-16 for more fun recreational racing (Skiers only).
Upon completion of the Clifford Race program, students will be proficient, versatile skiers/boarders. They will have obtained the confidence and maturity gained from training in a supportive team environment. They’ll have acquired all the qualities that we seek in our Teaching Assistants.
Mount Pakenham’s Teaching Assistants youth development program is the perfect way for young skiers and boarders to earn money and further improve technically while developing solid communication and interpersonal skills as they assist instructors. The Teaching Assistants program is designed for skiers and boarders ages 12+ with the desire to eventually become an instructor.
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.
4 hours of group racing instruction for ages 4-16 for 9 consecutive Saturdays with 2 optional Sunday races
- Available: 9 consecutive Saturdays beginning January 3rd from 9:30 - 11:30 am and 12:30 - 2:30 pm
- Equipment: Bring your own equipment or rent ours; helmets are required
- 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
|Clifford Racing Program ages 6 to 16|
|Clifford Racing Program Mini's Age 4/5|
|Rent Skis or Snowboard for 9 Week Programs - Available to Snow School Participants and immediate family when booked with Snow School multi-day booking.|
|9 Week Program-Rentals|
|Set of Lift Tickets for 9 Week Programs - Available to Snow School Participants and immediate family when booking multi-day Snow School lessons.|
|9 Week Program Lifts|
|Supervised Hot lunch provided each day of the Clifford Racing program in our Cafeteria for children ages 6-13.Lunch|
|Clifford Race Lunch Package|
|6 - Open to Close Tickets - Valid Anytime|
|6 Pak Open to Close Tickets $159 +tax|
|Family size lockers keep your equipment warm, dry, secure and makes skiing easy (Rental)|
|Season Regular Sized Locker $105|
|Season Family Sized Locker - NOW FULLY BOOKED ALREADY|
Mount Pakenham works with your busy schedule. Choose between morning or afternoon, Saturday or Sunday.
Our BEST WEEKEND PROGRAM combines both the Jan and Feb "5 Week Programs" into one great 10 WEEK PROGRAM at terrific savings!
Attention busy families and single parents! 5 Week Every Other Weekend Program offered Sundays at 2pm starting either Sunday Jan 4 or Jan 11, 2015.
Our best youth program focuses on youth development, skiing and riding skills and employment opportunities.
Have you ever thought of becoming an instructor? Here is your chance to learn the basics, improve your skiing/riding and see if you would enjoy a rewarding career in the ski industry or just supplement your income as a weekend warrior.