Our DISCOVER PROGRAM is designed for FIRST TIMERS to make getting started easy and affordable. $60+ tax includes lesson, lift ticket and rental equipment.

Discover Ski or Snowboard

Make your winters more bearable by learning to ski and snowboard. You'll find it surprising how much you come to enjoy winter. For FIRST TIMERS ONLY, the DISCOVER PROGRAM is an easy and affordable way to see if skiing or riding is for you.
The DISCOVER PROGRAM is a 55 minute group lesson packaged with a 4 hour lift ticket and equipment rental (helmet included) at a price you can't refuse. Ages 6 to adult for both skiing or snowboarding. Reservations are required and we ask you to arrive at least an hour before your lesson to get ready.

Tue - Fri 1:30 pm
Sat/Sun/Holidays 9:30 am or 1:00 pm.
Tuesday, Friday or Saturday evening 5:00pm or 6:00 pm

Getting started was never easier!

We also have a DISCOVER MORE program for 2nd and 3rd timers offered Tue-Fri at 1:30pm, and weekends/holidays at 9:30am or 1pm for $70+tax.

Have you tried skiing/boarding, but can't decide whether you are ready to invest in your own equipment, or you're not ready to conquer the hill on your own just yet?

55 minute group lesson, 4-hour rental (helmet included), 4-hour lift ticket - 1 unbelievable price!
For 2nd and 3rd timers only
Skiers/Snowboarders (6+)

Reservations Required

Expand your knowledge and abilities in a comfortable and safe environment with one of Mount Pakenham's certified instructors.

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 behavioural 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 behavioural 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.
If you need to switch your child to private lessons, please speak to a reservation agent.

Mount Pakenham Snow School Waiver

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  • Program: 55 minute group lesson with 4 hour lift ticket and rental (helmet included)
  • Available: DISCOVER Ski or Snowboard
    Tue - Fri 1:30 pm
    Sat/Sun/Holiday - 9:30 am or 1 pm
    Tues, Fri, and Sat evening 5pm or 6pm
  • Equipment: Includes 4 hour equipment rental and helmet
  • Fine Print: Discover packages include beginner group lesson, lift ticket and rental equipment. 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.

    Full refunds, less $25 administration charge, are issued only if cancellation notice is received more 24 hours prior to the start date. Cancellations within 24 hours 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.
  • Ability Levels:Beginner - Expert


Program Pricing
Discover Skiing (ages 6+) - For First Timers. Includes lesson, beginner lift ticket and rental equipment.


Discover Snowboarding (ages 6+) - for First Timers, includes lesson, beginner lift ticket, rental equip.


Program Options
6 - Open to Close Lift Tickets - Valid Anytime
6 Pak Open to Close Lift Tickets - Regular rate $164+HST.


Lockers keep your equipment warm, dry, secure and makes skiing easy (Rental).
Season Regular Family Sized Locker (12 in x 22 in)


Season Large Family Sized Locker(15 inches x 24 inches)


$25 GIFT CARD (Usable across resort: Cafeteria, Lounge, Rentals, Front Desk, Lessons, etc.)


$50 GIFT CARD (Usable across resort: Cafeteria, Lounge, Rentals, Front Desk, Lessons, etc.)


$75 GIFT CARD (Usable across resort: Cafeteria, Lounge, Rentals, Front Desk, Lessons, etc.)


$100 GIFT CARD (Usable across resort: Cafeteria, Lounge, Rentals, Front Desk, Lessons, etc.)


Related Programs

Season Starters

Season Starters Ski or Snowboard! One hour lesson. Ages 6 to Adult.

Discover MORE Ski or Snowboard


Private Lessons

A Private Lesson can take your skiing or riding to a new level FAST! Only $70 +tax.
Private Lessons are great for ALL ability levels, and we can accommodate special requests such as freestyle or semi-private lessons.

Private Lesson Packages

Private Lesson Packages -
A learning experience tailored just for you.

CADS-Adaptive Skiing

Canadian Adaptive Snowsports (Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing), National Capital Division- Mount Pakenham Program