Mount Pakenham has everything you need to enjoy winter fun!

In the summer of 2016 we invested in a new Quad Chairlift and upgraded our snowmaking system. Night lighting is upgraded to LED's, our Lodge was expanded, a new Rental Shop was built in 2019, and in 2020 we have renovated our Locker Room and added Outside Ticket windows.

The Resort

Mount Pakenham is Ottawa and the Valley's premier family ski, snowboard, snowshoe and tubing area. You’ll find 10 runs from beginner to expert, gladed areas, 5 lifts, 10 km of snowshoe trails, a terrain park, lots of snowmaking and great nightly grooming. We offer both day and night skiing from mid December through late March.

Getting you up hill to our alpine slopes are three Quad Chairlifts. Beginner skiers and riders have a Carpet Lift , Handle Tow & Rope Tow to access gentler terrain. Parents love the layout that brings every skier and rider down to a central point. Finding your child is easy at Mount Pakenham.

Just a short drive from Ottawa, only 25 minutes West of Kanata;Ottawa and the Valley's Favourite Family Snow Centre.

Skiing, snowboarding, nature discovery snowshoeing & snow tubing.

Our Snow School programs offer lessons for all ages and abilities- skiing, snowboarding, racing, terrain park freestyle.

Off mountain, you will find a comfortable renovated lodge with lounge, cafeteria and meeting rooms. Other buildings include a rental building, locker hut and Ski Patrol center.

Mount Pakenham was established in 1968, and has been under Clifford family ownership since the 1980's. "Famous for snow", Mount Pakenham has always spent great care in their early-season snowmaking to ensure consistent conditions all season long!

Hours of Operation:

Regular Season:
Tuesday thru Saturday - 9am - 9pm
Sunday - 9am - 5pm
Holiday Mondays - 9am-5pm

Night skiing 4pm-9pm Tuesday- Saturday

December 24 - 9am - 5pm
December 25 - Closed
December 26 - 9am - 9pm

Mount Pakenham
577 Ski Hill Rd., Pakenham, ON K0A 2X0

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Mount Pakenham is everyone’s favorite family ski, snowboard, and snowshoe resort

The Mountain

Mount Pakenham is close to home with 10 great groomed runs, 9 marked gladed areas, terrain parks, snow tubing lanes and surrounded by snowshoe trails. A short drive from Ottawa, only 25 minutes West of Kanata. Put the miles on your skis, not on your car.
Recent Improvements- Polar Bear Express Quad chairlift replaced Triple Chair, New LED lights on every run, upgraded Snowmaking Equipment.
Mount Pakenham
577 Ski Hill Rd., Pakenham, ON K0A 2X0


Just a short drive from Ottawa, Mount Pakenham is a great place to visit and a great place to work. Ottawa and the Valley's Favourite Family Snow Centre.


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