|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 5 OR Jan 12 or Sunday Jan 6 OR Jan 13, 2019.
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 5th or Jan 12th, Sundays: Jan 6th or Jan 13th 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.
Don't forget that Season Passholders age 6 and up receive a 10% discount on any multi-day Snow School Program!
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 5 or Jan 12, 2019 or Sun Jan 6 or Jan 13, 2019;
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.