Every Other Weekend Program
Mount Pakenham recognizes the changing needs of today's family. We are offering a 5 week program every other weekend to cater to families with busy schedules, prior commitments or custody agreements.
The Every Other Weekend Program is available for children ages 4-14. We now offer this popular program both Saturdays and Sundays! Different start date options are available. Please choose : Saturdays: Jan 4th or Jan 11th, Sundays: Jan 5th or Jan 12th Lessons will run every other weekend from 2pm until 3:30pm (2pm to 3pm for children ages 4-5).
Mini Ages 4-5 Ski Only
Mount Pakenham's Mini instructors are chosen specifically for their love and passion for teaching young children. Mount Pakenham recognizes the special learning requirements for Preoperational Stage learners (ages 4-5). We have designed our Mini lessons to suit the needs of these youngsters. Our lessons consist of 1 hour of instruction with a minimum of 1 instructor and 1 teaching assistant for every 5 students. Our Mini learning area is colourful and inviting for young children and features a Beginner-friendly CARPET LIFT.
Explorer/Rippers Ages 6-14
Explorer (skiers) and Ripper (boarders) lessons are 1.5 hours in length. Instructors will focus on Safety, Fun and Learning, to ensure that your children will want to come back again and again.
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. 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 age 4/5 are 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. Mount Pakenham will go above and beyond to make your experience enjoyable. We welcome any questions, concerns and suggestions.
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 Adaptive Snowsports) certified instructor. To register your child with CADS program or if you have any questions, please send an email to:
If you need to switch your child to private lessons, please speak to a Mount Pakenham reservation agent.
- Program: 90 minute group lesson (Explorers & Adult)
60 minute goup lesson (Minis age 4/5)
A Season Pass or Lift Package is required for this program.
- Available: 5 Week every other Saturday or Sunday at 2pm choose Sat Jan 4 or Jan 11, 2020 or Sun Jan 5 or Jan 12, 2020;
- Equipment: Rental packages are available for all programs
- 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. All credits must be used by the end of the current season.
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
|Mini age 4-5 lift ticket not included. 2pm-3pm group lesson|
|Explorer age 6-14. 2pm-3:30pm group lesson (lift ticket package or pass required)|
|Full Season Pass- ages 3-5 years old|
|Full Season Pass - ages 3-5 years old|
|6 - Open to Close Lift Tickets - Valid Anytime|
|6 Pak Open to Close Lift Tickets - Regular rate $164+HST.|
|Pkg 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 5 days lift package|
|Ages 3-5. Lift Tickets package 5 days|
|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 5 days rental package|
|Lockers keep your equipment warm, dry, secure and makes skiing easy (Rental).|
|Season Regular Family Sized Locker (12 in x 22 in)|
|Season Large Family Sized Locker(15 inches x 24 inches)|
|$25 GIFT CARD (Usable across resort: Cafeteria, Lounge, Rentals, Front Desk, Lessons, etc.)|
|$50 GIFT CARD (Usable across resort: Cafeteria, Lounge, Rentals, Front Desk, Lessons, etc.)|
|$75 GIFT CARD (Usable across resort: Cafeteria, Lounge, Rentals, Front Desk, Lessons, etc.)|
|$100 GIFT CARD (Usable across resort: Cafeteria, Lounge, Rentals, Front Desk, Lessons, etc.)|
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 "5wk Programs" into one great 10wk Program at terrific savings! Starts Jan 4th or 5th.
We offer Freestyle training through private lessons only, offered as single lessons or a flexible package of 5. Alternatively we offer a 5-week consecutive "Private Lesson Program" with set dates & times.
Our Clifford Racing Program is our BEST JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. This program fills up quickly every year.
Our best youth program focuses on youth development, skiing and riding skills and future teaching opportunities. This program is for aspiring young instructors giving them the chance to experience the joy of teaching the magic of skiing/snowboarding!
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 on weekends. We would love to have you join our team!
For intermediate/ advanced skiers and snowboarders ages 9-14 who want to explore everything Mount Pakenham has to offer.