Mount Pakenham is the place to be/ski during school breaks. This year we offer 5 day programs at New Years Jan 1-5 and March Break Mar 12-16 2018, and a 3 day Christmas program Dec 27-29 2017.
Don't forget that Season Passholders age 6 and up receive a 10% discount on any multi-day Snow School Program!
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 27-29, 2017
5 Day New Year’s Program-Jan 1-5, 2018
5 Day March Break Program-March 12-16, 2018
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 now 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 27-29 includes 3-55 minute private lessons on consecutive days at the same time (either 11:30am or 3:30pm) for $159+hst. We also offer a 5-day Holiday program Jan 1-5 or Mar 12-16 with 5-55 minute private lessons on consecutive days for $229+hst (lift tickets for 3-5 year olds are $9 for 3 day program and $15 for 5 day program). Please call us to reserve.
Explorers Ages 6-12
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 6-12) are offered at 10:30am
Youth Ages 13-17
Youth skiers and snowboarders will benefit from 1.5 hour lessons tailored to students in the Formal Operation Stage of learning. These students will thoroughly enjoy learning in a group of peers with instructors that specialize in working with adolescents.
Youth Lessons are offered at 10:30am.
Adult Ages 18+
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 Jan 1-5 or March 12-16 for $229+tax (also available for 3 days Dec 27-29 this year for $159+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 Association of Disabled Skiers) certified instructor.
If you need to switch your child to private lessons, please speak to a reservation agent.
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 Week Dec 27-29
(5 Day Program)
New Year's Week Jan 1-5
March Break March 12-16
10:30am - noon Adults (Ages 18+), Youth (Ages 13-17), Explorers (ages 6-12)
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.
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.