Daily Updates


PRESSING PAUSE on Operations starting 5:00pm Dec 24th. See full Temporary Provincial Shutdown UPDATE. Please see our OPEN LETTER to the Ontario Premier and Health Minister.

Current Conditions: We made more snow this week. Snowshoe trails NOT OPEN yet. TUBING not available this winter.

Today At Mount Pakenham01.19.21

We will be TEMPORARILY "Pressing Pause" on operations starting 5:00pm December 24th, 2020. There will be no public access to Mount Pakenham trails or ski runs until we are able to reopen. Office open Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, Closed Sat-Sun

Physical Distancing required at all times. Face coverings required at all times in lodge and whenever physical distancing cannot be achieved (in Beginner area, in lift lines and while loading Chairlift, Carpet lift and Rope tow)

Book Ahead - a limited number 4hr Lift Tickets & Rentals now available for each day of the season. We cannot guarantee Rental Equipment if you do not book ahead. RENTAL WAIVER is required before arrival Online tickets / rentals are non-transferable and non refundable - please confirm dates before purchase.

Rental Waiver
Season Pass Waiver
Lesson Waiver

Please plan on coming for shorter ski visits this winter to help minimize use of the Lodge. Our limited indoor seating is reserved for short warm-ups and quick food breaks (while restrictions allow) - no spectator seating.

Daily Lift Tickets, Rentals, and Snow School Lessons for 2020/21 now available to book online. Please see anticipated Snow School Protocols for the 2020/21 Season.

Season Pass pick-up available Thu 9am-4:30pm (please complete Season Pass Waiver in advance and send us your photo in advance to minimize time at front desk). Locker room open when office is open.

COVID-19 RESPONSE Please see our updates here. Please be prepared for line-ups that are outside of the lodge - COME PROPERLY DRESSED FOR THE OUTDOORS. Measures for the 2020/21 Season are subject to change.

Weather Our programs run in any weather- mild, cold, snowy, rainy, mixed precipitation. We adapt lessons to keep students moving and we issue free rain ponchos.

Rental Shop open Thu for equipment tuning drop-offs, and we now have some used ski boots and skis available for sale. Remember if you plan on renting equipment this season, please do our online rental waiver (with your height, weight, ability level, and foot size) in advance to minimize time inside our Rental Shop. This waiver only needs to be done once for the season.

Today's Open Runs

Glades - 9am to Dusk
Handle Tow/Carpet Lift/Rope Tow
Snow Rider
Snowshoe Trails
Terrain Park
The Loop

Hours Of Operation

Office: Office open Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, Closed Sat, Sun
Skiing/Riding Closed Fri Dec 25. After Christmas we hope to re-open ASAP. Snowshoe trails NOT OPEN yet.
Either email ski@mountpakenham.com or call 613-624-5290 x0 for inquiries.

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Joanne's Message

DISCOVER the magic of WINTER!

Ski Areas provide many acres of wide-open natural space for recreation, allowing you to enjoy the mental and physical health benefits of outdoor recreation while maintaining physical distancing. We have implemented some changes and precautions to put the health and safety of our guests, staff and community first.

Mount Pakenham is Eastern Ontario's premier family ski, board and snowshoeing area. We have three of the newest lifts in the region and we're just a short drive from Ottawa, Arnprior, Almonte and Renfrew.

New to skiing? Learning couldn't be easier with our all-inclusive Discover Package (includes group lesson instruction, equipment, helmet and a lift ticket for a great rate), and many Private Lesson options.

The "winter spirit" isn't just for skiers and snowboarders - we also offer snowshoeing to get you outside and active!

We have a GREAT Skiing in Schools program - daytime or evenings! Teachers/Home-Schooling Parents can find out more by clicking here.

I'll see you on the slopes!


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