Want to go skiing in Ottawa? Mount Pakenham tops the region as the destination for school trips, after school and high school racing and riding. Following strict guidelines set out by Ontario Snow Resorts Association and Ontario School Board Insurance Exchange OSBIE , our Skiing in Schools programs provide a fun and safe learning opportunity. If your school would like to participate, call for our Skiing In Schools brochure. Phys Ed was never so much fun!
It’s never too early to book your 2012/13 school ski trip.
Mount Pakenham also has great alternatives for non-skiers/boarders including; WOW Snowshoe Adventure , and Snow Tubing .
To view our Skiing In Schools Video, please click here.
Mount Pakenham's New Carpet Lift will make learning to ski and ride even easier for beginners.
- Hello all,
I wish to extend thank you and congratulations to your team for your work on our Winter Carnival Day last Thursday, February 23. I understand that it was a very busy day for the hill and tube park; however, I have heard nothing but positive feedback from our students, staff and parents about their wonderful experience there. The WOW program is a great extension to the skiing and boarding activities that we have enjoyed in the past.
Many thanks to you all for a job well done!
The Stewart School
- Hi there,
I just want to let you know that the kids at st. monica school had an awesome time on our ski day yesterday. Not one complaint, only positive statements like
I wish we could come back this year
I got my star
I never thought I'd like skiing this much
There was not a negative word from anybody all day. The staff working with the students were fantastic and the station progression which the kids go through is second to none. I was never concerned with anyone's safety all day. Great job, see you next season!
Ski Trip Organizer
St. Monica School
- Please pass along my thanks and congratulations to the Pakenham staff for a wonderful ski day today. The staff were all friendly and helpful and several parents remarked to me about how quickly the kids were able to get their rental gear and then get on the hill.
We truly had a great day!
David Daz - Grade 5 Teacher Monsignor Paul Baxter School
Feb. 19th, 2010
I just wanted to let you know that we had a perfect day on Friday! All the children had so much fun. The staff at the hill was, as always, tremendous.
Thier patience and persistence with some of the students made the difference between them staying in the chalet most of the day and getting out skiing and finally seeing success.
Thanks again, see you next year!
Wendy Kuehl - John XXIII Separate School
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and the staff at Mount Pakenham for making our Winter Carnival day a huge success! The kids had a blast and look forward to another trip sometime in the future. I cannot thank the rental shop assistants enough for their great organization. Our students filed in and out efficiently! Your patience with ski, boot and board adjustments are greatly appreciated.
The ski instructors deserve a huge round of applause, as well! As I stood at the bottom of the hill, I had noticed one of our students becoming quite frustrated with herself to the point where she was in tears. The instructor demonstrated compassion and reassured our girl that she is capable of achieving her star with more practice. The instructor provided plenty of encouragement which is exactly what our student needs. Thank you.
Last, but not least, I would like to thank you Ashley for being so patient with me while organizing the ski day. Your speedy response to my numerous questions is greatly appreciated.
Thanks again for a wonderful day!
St. Joseph's School, Arnprior
Teachers.... Find out why Algonquin College brings students to Mount Pakenham to deliver the college's Skiing and Snowboarding modules for their popular Outdoor Education programs.
Just a short, easy drive from Ottawa; only 25 minutes West of Scotia Bank Place. Ottawa and the Valley's Winter Family Fun Centre.
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Helpful Hints for Parents - Physical Education Through Skiing and Snowboarding
Mount Pakenham tops the region as THE destination for school trips. Our Skiing in Schools programs provide a fun and safe learning opportunity for all ability levels.
Night Skiing allows for the ultimate in time flexibility. Your school can enjoy Mount Pakenham from 9am to 10pm Tuesday to Friday and 9am to 5pm on Monday.
High School Racing and Evening Race Training
Winter Outdoor Wonder Snowshoeing Adventure
Snow Tubing is a great alternative or addition to your school ski trip.
A Private Lesson can take your skiing or riding to a new level FAST! Special Spring rate starting March 21st, only $39 + tax.