Additional Program Information

CHANGES FOR THE 2020-2021 SKI SEASON

TO SEE THE CHANGES THAT HAVE BEEN MADE THIS SEASON TO ACCOMODATE COVID-19 RECOMMENDATIONS, PLEASE READ MOUNT PAKENHAM'S COVID RESPONSE PLAN

You can also read the Ontario Ski Area Operating Plan here.

Thank you for choosing Mount Pakenham for your snow school instruction.

Waivers are required for all Snow School participants.  Please click here to fill it out prior to your arrival.

**Please check the day and time on your confirmation to ensure accuracy**

 

PRIVATE & DISCOVER LESSONS:

Please check-in at Front Desk 1 hour prior to your lesson time.

PROGRAM LESSONS:
Please arrive 1 hour prior to your lesson time on the first day to collect envelope with instructor details. Students renting should arrive 1.5 hrs to ensure they are through the rental shop and geared up in time for the lesson start.  Be sure to have your rental waiver completed before arrival.  Click here to fill out the waiver which will be good for the entire 2020-2021 Ski season.

Subsequent weeks, please arrive 5 minutes prior to lesson time and meet at designated meeting area.

The first few minutes of class are allotted for instructor preparation: class organization, student dress and equipment and class activities.

ON THE FIRST DAY OF PROGRAM, EACH STUDENT WILL BE ASSESSED TO ENSURE THEY ARE IN THE CORRECT LEVEL OF ABILITY.

LATE ARRIVALS
Search for your instructor with the help of snow school uniformed facilitator, identified by Mount Pakenham blue uniform. For group lessons, instructors cannot wait for late students. Please be on time, ready to go.

CLASS SIZE
Minimum 3, maximum 8 (depending on age an ability). 

The participants are grouped according to ability with classes usually set by the end of the second lesson. Students may be moved to a more appropriate level as determined by instructor and snow school facilitator.

CANCELLATIONS
We reserve the right to cancel programs because of insufficient reservations. If we cancel, refunds or alternate dates will be provided at your option.
For more information on our cancellation policy, please click here

YOUR SUCCESS
Our Pros follow the Mount Pakenham Skier/Rider progression program. Progression Reports are given at the end of the program.

WEATHER
Programs run rain or shine, warm or cold. Please dress for all weather.

Dressing for the Weather
Mount Pakenham offers you a great opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. The secret to winter fun is dressing properly for the weather. You’ll want to keep warm, dry and comfortable on the snow.

Check out our First Timers Guide to best prepare yourself (or your child), for a day on the slopes.

Helmets (Recommended)
Helmets are recommended for skiing and snowboarding and are included in your rental price. It is important to wear a properly fitted, ski/snowboard specific helmet. Helmets should fit snugly and not obstruct vision. Helmets can be worn with or without a light head covering underneath such as a balaclava. A properly fitted helmet can help reduce the possibility of a concussion in the event of a fall.

For information on concussion awareness, please see the Government of Ontario’s page on Concussion Safety

MISSED GROUP LESSONS
Make Up weekend is currently scheduled for Saturday March 6th or Sunday March 7th, 2021 provided Covid restrictions allow.

MISSED PRIVATE CONSECUTIVE LESSONS
Please contact ski@mountpakenham.com to discuss possible options.

YOUR SATISFACTION
We welcome your questions, concerns and suggestions regarding our lesson programs.

updated 10/2020