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

The Mountain

Mount Pakenham is Ottawa and the Valley's premier family ski, snowboard and tubing area. Getting you up hill are three Quad chairlifts. Beginner skiers and riders have a handle tow and rope tow and a Carpet Lift 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; Ottawa and the Valley's Favourite Family Snow Centre.

Besides perfect family terrain, we compliment nature with impeccable nightly grooming and lots of early-season snow making. Mount Pakenham is famous for its great conditions all the time. Don’t let a dry driveway deter you from alpine fun. We are famous for our snow 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

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Interactive Trail Map

Great terrain is 25 minute drive West of Kanata; only a short drive from Ottawa. Ottawa and the Valley’s favorite family snow resort has everything you need for winter fun and excitement. Abundant snowmaking and impeccable grooming is your guarantee of great conditions. Always!

Snowshoe Trails

With 10 km of scenic snowshoe trails, Mount Pakenham has something for everyone; just a short drive from Ottawa.

Terrain Park

Check out the Mount Pakenham Terrain Park - rails, boxes and jumps to challenge you.


We Make Sure It Snows At Mount Pakenham!
All it takes is cooler weather (below freezing), strategically placed snow guns hooked up to water, and snow can be made. We use plain water with no additives and make enough snow to cover every run. If the temperatures remain low enough, we make snow 24 hours/day until we are done.