Mount Pakenham has everything you need to enjoy winter fun!

The Resort

Skiing, snowboading, Nordic skiing, tubing, snowshoeing. Just a short drive from Ottawa, only 25 minutes West of Kanata.

Mount Pakenham
577 Ski Hill Rd., Pakenham, ON K0A 2X0

Mount Pakenham offers you a total resort experience. You’ll find 10 runs from beginner to expert, gladed areas, 7 lifts, 20 km of x-c trails, a newly revamped, lift serviced terrain park and lots of snowmaking and good grooming. We offer both day and night skiing from early December through late March.

Our Snow School programs offer lessons for all ages and abilities- skiing, snowboarding, racing, terrain park freestyle.

Off mountain, you will find a comfortable renovated lodge with lounge, cafeteria and meeting rooms. Other buildings include a rental building, locker hut and Ski Patrol center.

Mount Pakenham is truly the Ottawa and the Valley's best family snow resort!

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While Mount Pakenham is a close drive to Ottawa, Arnprior and Almonte, the best accommodation option is Carnivic Lodge just off the Ski Hill Road on Davison Crescent!


Mount Pakenham is everyone’s favorite family ski, snowboard and snow tubing resort


Mount Pakenham is adventure central when it comes to winter snow sports - just see for yourself.


Just a short drive from Ottawa, Mount Pakenham is a great place to visit and a great place to work. Ottawa and the Valley's Favourite Family Snow Centre.


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Friends of Mount Pakenham

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We Make Sure It Snows At Mount Pakenham. Although we had a slow start in December 2015 waiting for cold temperatures, we did get enough snow made to open on Boxing Day.
All it takes is cooler weather (below freezing), strategically placed snow guns hooked up to both water and compressed air, and snow can be made. We use plain water with no additives and make enough snow to cover every run. If the temperatures remain low enough, we make snow 24 hours/day until we are done.

Private Lessons

A Private Lesson can take your skiing or riding to a new level FAST! Only $65 +tax.