Holidays are so much fun at Mount Pakenham. We take our traditional lesson format and step it up a notch. With dress-up days, fun races, scavenger hunts, and more; it won’t take the kids long to realize that Snow School is so much more fun than actual school!
3 Day Christmas Program- Dec 22-24, Dec 27-29 or Dec 30-Jan 1, 2019
3 Day March Break Program Mar 16-20, 2020 at 10:30am Please call to book
5 Day New Year’s Program-Dec 30-Jan 3, 2019/20
5 Day March Break Program-March 16-20, 2020
Minis Ages 4-5 Ski Only
Mount Pakenham’s Mini instructors are chosen specifically for their love and passion for teaching young children. 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 assistant for every 5 children. Our Mini learning area is colourful and inviting for young children and features a CARPET LIFT.
Mini lessons are offered at 10:30am
3-5Year-old Private Lesson Program Our Mini Age 3-5 - 3 day Christmas Program offered Dec 22-24, Dec 27-29 or Dec 30-Jan 1 includes 3-55 minute private lessons on consecutive days at the same time (either 11:30am or 3:30pm) for $168+hst. We also offer a 5-day Holiday program Dec 30 - Jan 3 or Mar 16-20 with 5-55 minute private lessons on consecutive days for $245+hst (lift tickets for 3-5 year olds are $15 for 3 day program and $25 for 5 day program). Please call us to reserve.
Explorers Ages 6-14
Explorers 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 Ski & Snowboard Lessons (age 6-14) are offered at 10:30am
Adult Ages 15+
Adult 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 at 10:30am.
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 (Mini age 4-5 -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. We welcome any questions, concerns and suggestions.
5-Day Private Lesson Program consisting of 55 minute private lessons at 3:30pm either Dec 30-Jan 3 or March 16-20 for $245+tax (also available for 3 days Dec 22-24, Dec 27-29 or Dec 30-Jan 1 this year for $168+tax). For ages 3-5 we also have a 11:30am lesson time.
5-Day flexible Private Lessons are also available to fit your own schedule. Click here
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.
If you need to switch your child to private lessons, please speak to a reservation agent.
Holiday Programs Video
- Program: 90 minute group lesson for 5 consecutive days
60 minute group lesson for 5 consecutive days for Minis age 4-5
A Season Pass or Lift Package is required for this program.
- Available: (3 Day Program)
Christmas Break Dec 22-24, Dec 27-29, Dec 30-Jan 1
(5 Day Program)
New Year's Week Dec 30-Jan 3
March Break March 16-20
10:30am - noon Adults (Ages 15+), Explorers (ages 6-14)
10:30am -11:30 Minis ages 4-5
- Equipment: Rental packages are available for every program
- 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 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
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
|Adults in 5 day Holiday Program 10:30am-noon (lessons only)|
|Explorers in 5 day Holiday program 10:30am-noon (lift tickets are required)|
|Mini , ages 4-5, in 5 day Holiday program 10:30am-11:30am (lessons included). Lift tickets required.|
|Private Lesson 5 day New Years/March Break program - 3:30pm AGES 3-ADULT (all ages require a lift ticket)|
|Adults in 3-day Christmas Program 10:30am to noon - Offered start dates: Dec 22, Dec 27 or Dec 30, 2019 (lessons only)|
|Explorers in 3-day Christmas Program 10:30am-noon- Offered start dates: Dec 22, Dec 27 or Dec 30, 2019 (lessons only)|
|Mini (ages 4-5) in 3 day Holiday Program 10:30am-11:30am - Offered start dates: Dec 22, Dec 27 or Dec 30, 2019 (lessons included). Lift tickets required.|
|Private Lesson 5 day New Years/March Break program - 11:30am AGES 3-5 ONLY (lessons included), lift tickets required|
|Private Lesson 3 day Christmas program - lessons (same time) 3:30pm AGES 3-ADULT (all ages require a lift ticket)|
|Private Lesson 3 day Christmas program - lessons (same time) 11:30am AGES 3-5 ONLY (lessons included) Lift tickets required|
|Full Season Pass- ages 3-5 years old|
|Full Season Pass - ages 3-5 years old|
|Rent Skis or Snowboard for 3-Day Holiday Camp - Available to Snow School Participants and immediate family when booked with 3-Day Holiday Camp.|
|All Ages 3 day rental package (for students in a 3-day Holiday Program or Camp)|
|Rent Skis or Snowboard for 3-Day Christmas Program - Available to Snow School Participants and immediate family when booked with 3-Day Program.|
|All Ages 3 day rental package (for students in a 3-day Christmas program or Holiday Camp)|
|Pkg of Lift Tickets for 3-Day Christmas Program - Available to Snow School Participants and immediate family when booking 3-Day Program.|
|Ages 6-69 3 day lift package for students in 3 day Christmas program or Holiday Camp|
|Ages 3-5. 3 day lift package Christmas Holiday program|
|ALMOST Anytime Season Pass includes all operating hours except daytime Sat & Sun|
|Almost Anytime Season Pass, Regular rate $275+HST. Spring Meltdown pricing until June 30, 2019.|
|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.)|