|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.