Mount Pakenham works with your busy schedule. Choose between morning or afternoon, Saturday or Sunday.

5 Week Programs

5 consecutive Saturdays beginning Jan 4th or Feb 8th
5 consecutive Sundays beginning Jan 5th or Feb 9th


10:30am, 11:30 OR 2:00pm for Mini (ages 4 & 5)
10:30am OR 2:00pm for Explorer (ages 6-14)
10:30 ONLY for Adult Lessons (ages 15+)

11:30am OR 3:30pm Mini 5-Week Private Lesson Program (Ages 3-5 )
3:30pm ONLY for 5-Week Private Lesson Program (Ages 6+)

9:30am ONLY for Parent & Tot Program (Ages 3-5 + Adult)

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Mount Pakenham works with your busy schedule. Ski Lessons are offered morning or afternoon, Saturday or Sunday. Snowboard Lessons and Adult group lessons are available on Saturdays or Sundays at 10:30 am - noon only.

Mini Ages 4-5 Ski Only

Mount Pakenham’s Mini instructors are chosen specifically for their love and passion for teaching young children (ages 4-5). We have designed our Mini group lessons to suit the needs of these youngsters. Our lessons consist of 1 hour of instruction with a minimum of 1 instructor and 1 assistant for every 5 children. Our Mini learning area is colourful and inviting for young children and now features a CARPET LIFT. You can rest assured that your children will be in good hands. Lessons for 3 year olds are offered in a private lesson setting. (See below)

Mini group Lessons (4-5yrs old) are offered:
5 consecutive Saturdays or Sundays starting:
Jan 4th or Jan 5th or Feb 8th or 9th
at either 10:30am; 11:30am; or 2:00 pm

5 day Private Lesson Program is great for any age
Minis ages 3-5 at 11:30am OR 3:30pm Saturdays or Sundays.
Ages 3-adult at 3:30pm ONLY. Five 55 minute private lessons on consecutive Saturdays or Sundays at the same time starting Jan 4, Jan 5 or Feb 8, Feb 9 .

Another great lesson option for 3-5 year olds is the Parent and Tot program-ski only
please click here for more information.

Explorers/Rippers Ages 6-14

Explorer (skiers) and Ripper (boarders) lessons are 1.5 hours in length. Instructors will focus on Safety, Fun and Learning; in that order to ensure that your children will want to come back again and again.

Explorer Group Ski Lessons (age 6-14) are offered:
5 consecutive Saturdays or Sundays starting:
January 4th or 5th at either;10:30am; or 2:00 pm
Or
February 8th or 9th at either; 10:30am; or 2:00 pm

Explorer Snowboard Lessons (age 6-14) are offered:
5 consecutive Saturdays or Sundays starting:
Jan 4th or 5th at 10:30am
Or
Feb 8th or 9th at 10:30am

We offer a PERFORMANCE PROGRAM for ADVANCED SKIERS ages 9-14 or INT/ADV SNOWBOARDERS ages 9-14.
5 consecutive Saturdays or Sundays from 10:30am-12:30pm or 1:30pm-3:30pm for SKIERS;
and 5 consecutive Sundays from 10:30am-12:30pm or 1:30pm-3:30pm for SNOWBOARDERS.

This 2 hour weekly program is offered to advanced and intermediate skiers only. It is a group lesson exploring Mount Pakenham's varying terrain, bumps, glades, race challenges and ski improvement in a fun environment. Starts Jan 4th, Jan 5th or Feb 8th, Feb 9th

We also offer a 4-Hour/Week Performance Program. The Program runs 4 hours per day for 5 weeks starting January 4th, January 5th, February 8th, or February 9th. Quality instruction from 10:30am-12:30pm AND 1:30pm-3:30pm.

Adult Ages 15+
Adult group lessons are 1.5 hours in length and are taught by adult instructors. You can expect great learning outcomes in a fun, social atmosphere.

Adult Lessons are offered:
5 consecutive Saturdays or Sundays starting:
January 4th or 5th at 10:30 am-noon
Or
February 8th or 9th at 10:30 am-noon

If you have a child registered in our 10:30 Mini Program, ask us about our SUPERVISED SNOW PLAY option.


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. An evaluation of progress is presented at each step of success. 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 (Minis 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.

5-Week Private Lessons are also available. Click here
for details. We offer a package of 5 One-on-One lessons for 5 consecutive Saturdays or Sundays at 3:30pm starting Jan 4th/5th or Feb 8th/9th.

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:
registrar@cads-pakenham.org.

If you need to switch your child to private lessons, please speak to a Mount Pakenham reservation agent.

Mount Pakenham Snow School Waiver

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  • Program: 90 minute group lesson (60-minute lesson for Minis ages 4-5 only)
    OR 60 minute private lesson.
    A Season Pass or Lift Package is required for this program.
  • Available:
    5 consecutive Saturdays beginning January 4th or February 8th

    5 consecutive Sundays beginning January 5th or February 9th

    10:30am, 11:30 OR 2:00pm for Mini (ages 4 & 5)
    10:30am OR 2:00pm for Explorer (ages 6-14)
    10:30 ONLY for Adult Lessons (ages 15+)

    11:30am OR 3:30pm **NEW** Super Mini 5-Week Private Lesson Program (Ages 3-5 )
    3:30pm ONLY for 5-Week Private Lesson Program (Ages 6+)

    9:30am ONLY for Parent & Tot Program (Ages 3-5 + Adult)
  • Equipment: Rental packages are available for every program.
  • Fine Print: Snow 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 may 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 - 3 to 10 students. We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule classes. Classes less than 3 students may have a shorter lesson.
  • Ability Levels:Beginner - Expert

from$149

Program Pricing
Adults-5 weeks 10:30am to noon (lift tickets are required)

$149.00

Explorer 5 weeks (lift tickets are required)

$149.00

Mini ages 4-5, 5 weeks (lift tickets are required)

$159.00

4-Hr Snowboard Performance Program [5 weeks] (Ages 9-14) 10:30am-12:30pm AND 1:30pm-3:30pm 4 hours/week ((lift tickets are required) Sunday only

$230.00

2-Hr Snowboard Performance Program [5 weeks] (Ages 9-14) 10:30am-12:30pm or 1:30pm-3:30pm, 2 hours/week (lift tickets are required) Sunday only

$175.00

Weekend Private Lesson Program (5 Consecutive Weeks) - Fixed dates/times Start Sat Jan 5th, Sat Feb 9th or Sun Jan 6th or Feb 10th at 3:30pm Available for one student only/lesson (lift ticket required for all ages)

$245.00

Parent & Tot Program (lessons & lift tickets included) Saturdays or Sundays 9:30am-10:30am

$204.00

Super-Mini [Age 3-5] Weekend Private Lesson Program (5 Consecutive Weeks) - Fixed dates/times Start Sat Jan 5th, Sat Feb 9th or Sun Jan 6th or Feb 10th at 11:30am or 3:30pm Available for one student only/lesson (lift tickets are required)

$245.00

4-Hr Ski Performance Program [5 weeks] (Ages 9-14) 10:30am-12:30pm AND 1:30pm-3:30pm 4 hours/week (lift tickets are required) Sat or Sun

$230.00

2-Hr Ski Performance Program [5 weeks] (Ages 9-14) 10:30am-12:30pm or 1:30pm-3:30pm, 2 hours/week (lift tickets are required) Sat or Sun

$175.00

Program Options
30 minutes of outdoor play - for 10:30am lesson participants ages 4-5.
5wk Mini 11:30am Snowplay extension (For 10:30am lesson participants - ages 4-5)

$10.00

10wk Mini 11:30am Snowplay extension (For 10:30am lesson participants - ages 4-5)

$20.00

Full Season Pass- ages 3-5 years old
Full Season Pass - ages 3-5 years old

$35.00

6 - Open to Close Lift Tickets - Valid Anytime
6 Pak Open to Close Lift Tickets - Regular rate $164+HST.

$164.00

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

$125.00

Ages 3-5. Lift Tickets package 5 days

$25.00

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

$90.00

Lockers keep your equipment warm, dry, secure and makes skiing easy (Rental).
Season Regular Family Sized Locker (12 in x 22 in)

$120.00

Season Large Family Sized Locker(15 inches x 24 inches)

$130.00

$25 GIFT CARD (Usable across resort: Cafeteria, Lounge, Rentals, Front Desk, Lessons, etc.)

$25.00

$50 GIFT CARD (Usable across resort: Cafeteria, Lounge, Rentals, Front Desk, Lessons, etc.)

$50.00

$75 GIFT CARD (Usable across resort: Cafeteria, Lounge, Rentals, Front Desk, Lessons, etc.)

$75.00

$100 GIFT CARD (Usable across resort: Cafeteria, Lounge, Rentals, Front Desk, Lessons, etc.)

$100.00

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10 Week Programs

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Every Other Weekend Program

Attention busy families and single parents!
5 Week Every Other Weekend Program offered Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm starting either Saturday Jan 4 OR Jan 11 or Sunday Jan 5 OR Jan 12, 2020.

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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.

Clifford Racing Programs

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Teaching Assistant Program

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!

Instructor Prep

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!

Performance Program Ages 9-14

For intermediate/ advanced skiers and snowboarders ages 9-14 who want to explore everything Mount Pakenham has to offer.