Our Snow School Staff's passion for our Skiing in Schools program is unparalleled and it shows through the students' success. PHYS ED WAS NEVER SO MUCH FUN! Mount Pakenham offers programs from Grade 3 - 12 from beginner "learn to ski" to high school racing and evening Ski Clubs.
Mount Pakenham
577 Ski Hill Rd., Pakenham, ON K0A 2X0
Just a short drive west of Ottawa.

School Groups

Skiing In Schools Brochure 2016-2017

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Teachers and Parents and Parent/Teacher Associations, we have super deals for any organized group of 15 or more students Monday through Friday as either day trips (as part of your Phys Ed curriculum) or evening Ski Club trips.
Our equipment rentals include helmets.
Day trips require lessons for students, and for evening ski clubs lessons are optional.

Want to go skiing in Ottawa? Mount Pakenham tops the region as the destination for school trips, after school and high school racing and riding. Following strict guidelines set out by Ontario Snow Resorts Association and Ontario School Board Insurance Exchange OSBIE , our Skiing in Schools programs provide a fun and safe learning opportunity. If your school would like to participate, check out our Skiing In Schools brochure. Phys Ed was never so much fun!
It’s never too early to book your 2016/17 school ski trip.
Mount Pakenham also has great alternatives for non-skiers/boarders including; WOW Snowshoe Adventure , and Snow Tubing .

To view our Skiing In Schools Video, please click here.

Mount Pakenham's Carpet Lift has made learning to ski and ride even easier for beginners. New for 2017 is the Polar Bear Express Quad chairlift- very beginner-friendly( replaces Triple chairlift)!

Teacher Testimonials

  • Please pass our thanks on to the staff. We always have a great time there, and this year was the best yet. The staff in the rental unit, and the staff on the hill, including the Algonquin students, as well as all of you who helped organize us in advance, were fantastic. Thank you - we have about 100 very happy, excited, and sleepy folks, many of whom fell in love with skiing today thanks to the Pakenham staff.
    See you next year.
    Andrew Highet
    Truedell PS

    Hello all,
    I wish to extend thank you and congratulations to your team for your work on our Winter Carnival Day last Thursday, February 23. I understand that it was a very busy day for the hill and tube park; however, I have heard nothing but positive feedback from our students, staff and parents about their wonderful experience there. The WOW program is a great extension to the skiing and boarding activities that we have enjoyed in the past.
    Many thanks to you all for a job well done!

    Daryl Kelly
    The Stewart School

    • Hi there,

      I just want to let you know that the kids at st. monica school had an awesome time on our ski day yesterday. Not one complaint, only positive statements like
      I wish we could come back this year
      I got my star
      I never thought I'd like skiing this much

      There was not a negative word from anybody all day. The staff working with the students were fantastic and the station progression which the kids go through is second to none. I was never concerned with anyone's safety all day. Great job, see you next season!

      Wanda McLaughlin
      Ski Trip Organizer
      St. Monica School

    • Please pass along my thanks and congratulations to the Pakenham staff for a wonderful ski day today. The staff were all friendly and helpful and several parents remarked to me about how quickly the kids were able to get their rental gear and then get on the hill.
      We truly had a great day!
      Dave Daz

      David Daz - Grade 5 Teacher Monsignor Paul Baxter School
      Feb. 19th ski trip

    • Hi,

      I just wanted to let you know that we had a perfect day on Friday! All the children had so much fun. The staff at the hill was, as always, tremendous.
      Thier patience and persistence with some of the students made the difference between them staying in the chalet most of the day and getting out skiing and finally seeing success.

      Thanks again, see you next year!

      Wendy Kuehl - John XXIII Separate School

    • Hello!
      I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and the staff at Mount Pakenham for making our Winter Carnival day a huge success! The kids had a blast and look forward to another trip sometime in the future. I cannot thank the rental shop assistants enough for their great organization. Our students filed in and out efficiently! Your patience with ski, boot and board adjustments are greatly appreciated.
      The ski instructors deserve a huge round of applause, as well! As I stood at the bottom of the hill, I had noticed one of our students becoming quite frustrated with herself to the point where she was in tears. The instructor demonstrated compassion and reassured our girl that she is capable of achieving her star with more practice. The instructor provided plenty of encouragement which is exactly what our student needs. Thank you.
      Last, but not least, I would like to thank you for being so patient with me while organizing the ski day. Your speedy response to my numerous questions is greatly appreciated.
      Thanks again for a wonderful day!
      Karen Grace,
      St. Joseph's School, Arnprior

    Teachers.... Find out why Algonquin College brings students to Mount Pakenham to deliver the college's Skiing and Snowboarding modules for their popular Outdoor Education programs.

    (613) 624-5290 ext.240

    Just a short, easy drive from Ottawa; only 25 minutes West of Kanata. Ottawa and the Valley's Winter Family Fun Centre.

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Day Schools

Mount Pakenham tops the region as THE destination for school trips. Our Skiing in Schools programs provide a fun and safe learning opportunity for all ability levels.
Rates are for school groups OR ANY ORGANIZED STUDENT GROUP of 15 or more (scouts, hockey team, friends/neighbours) offered Mon-Fri except Christmas and March Break Holidays. Our program is designed for ages 7 and up. We do offer lesson options for younger students by advance booking.

Night Schools

Night Skiing allows for the ultimate in time flexibility. Your school or After-School Club can enjoy Mount Pakenham from 4pm to 10pm Tuesday to Friday.

High School Racing

High School Racing and Evening Race Training

WOW Snowshoeing Adventure

Winter Outdoor Wonder Snowshoeing Adventure

Snow Tubing

Snow Tubing is a great alternative or addition to your school ski trip.

Private Lessons

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