Youth Freestyle Ski & Snowboard
FREESTYLE seems to have taken over in every sport, not only skiing and snowboarding. It is easy to understand why. Freestyle skills learned in the controlled environment of a Terrain Park can be transferred to any mountain. The Terrain Park is where today’s children and teens want to be and Mount Pakenham’s certified Freestyle and Snowpark Coaches are here to teach them how to do it properly and safely. Mount Pakenham’s trained and experienced staff will teach your child proper take off, landing and rail sliding procedures as well as park safety and etiquette. Today’s youth want freestyle skills and today’s parents know those skills will keep their children safe on the slopes.
Freestylers can choose ski or snowboard with both offered as one on one instruction through a private lesson.
Private Freestyle lesson times vary - please call or email us for lesson availability.
The program is taught by certified coaches and instructors. Helmets are required. A minimum of a step 4 or higher (int./adv skier or snowboarder)
In conjunction with the CSIA and CASI Snow Park certification, Mount Pakenham has developed a lesson progression that includes skill building, knowledge, and personal tips that will help fast track students to better performance and personal accomplishments. The lessons are designed to help you meet your goals within a safe environment and process so you can enjoy the fun and challenge associated with park and pipe skiing and riding. Mount Pakenham’s instructors will teach and follow the Smart Style Terrain Park Safety Code as well as the Freestyle Terrain Responsibility Code. Managing risk is the most important component of a fun and successful park experience and Mount Pakenhams’s trained professionals will ensure that our freestyle students will learn to always put safety first.
Lessons can be tailored to a wide variety of skill levels from intermediate to experts. However, some basic skiing and riding skills are recommended as a foundation for competently riding in parks and pipes, and being ready to take on the challenge of park features and tricks. For instance, being able to straight run both forward and backward and maintaining balance while rolling over small bumps and knolls. Also being able to link turns, demonstrate flexion and extension through a full range of motion in all joints and control edges to either flatten to slide or grip to carve shows park readiness.
Previous ski or snowboard experience at Step 4 or higher is required.
Freestyle lessons are available as one on one instruction through a Private lesson or our 5 pack of flexible private lessons.
- Available: Flexible lessons are available every day by advance reservation. Sat/Sun/Holiday at 9:30am, 1pm, 3:30pm. Tue-Fri at 1:30pm, 2:30pm. Also available on Wednesday/ Thursday evenings at 4pm, 5pm, or 6pm. Limited spaces available - call ahead to book your lesson.
- Equipment: Bring your own or rent ours
- 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 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
|Private Freestyle Lesson (please call 613-624-5290 to book a date)|
|6 - Open to Close Lift Tickets - Valid Anytime|
|6 Pak Open to Close Lift Tickets - Regular rate $164+HST.|
|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) **SOLD OUT**|
|$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.
Don't forget that Season Passholders age 6 and up receive a 10% discount on any multi-day, GROUP lesson, Snow School Program!
Our BEST WEEKEND PROGRAM combines both the Jan and Feb "5wk Programs" into one great 10wk Program at terrific savings! Starts Jan 5th or 6th. Remember: Passholders age 6 and up receive a 10% discount on any multi-day Snow School Program!
Attention busy families and single parents!
5 Week Every Other Weekend Program offered Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm starting either Saturday Jan 5 OR Jan 12 or Sunday Jan 6 OR Jan 13, 2019.
Our Clifford Racing Program is our BEST JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. This program fills up quickly every year. Don't forget that Passholders age 6 and up receive a 10% discount on any multi-day Snow School 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!
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. Don't forget that Season Passholders age 6 and up receive a 10% discount on any multi-day Snow School Program!