West of Ottowa, the Mount Pakenham Ski Resort has 10 runs spread over 55 acres that are served by 7 lifts that access a maximum descent of 280 feet. The level of difficulty ranges from 40% easy to 35% intermediate to 25% difficult. There are also 9 marked gladed snowboarding areas to explore.
For the freestyle snowboarders in your crew, the Mount Pakenham Terrain Park is located off the new quad chairlift and has several zone including The Loop, Clifford and Lower Porcupine. There are plenty of rails, boxes and jumps of varying sizes to session.
Mount Pakenham is located about 25 minutes west of Kanata. To reach the ski area from Ottowa, head west on Highway 417 (Queensway) past the Canadian Tire Centre (formerly Scotiabank Place) Kanata and continue on 417 West. Take the Exit 169 marked Kinburn Side Road/Pakenham. At the stop sign turn left onto Road 20 to Pakenham. Follow Road 20 across the 5 Span Stone Bridge and turn left at the stop sign. Drive through Pakenham village and just past the train overpass turn right onto McWatty Road and then turn right onto Ski Hill Road. Continue for 2 km to Mount Pakenham.
Overall, Mount Pakenham Ski Resort is the 7th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 7 snowboarding resorts in Ontario. Several of the better snowboarding resorts are nearby Mount Pakenham Ski Resort including Calabogie Peaks Resort and Madawaska Valley Ski Area.
Local Contacts: Mount Pakenham Ski Resort (613) 624-5290; Mississippi Mills Tourism Office (613) 256-1077
Best Season: Jan. - Feb.
Average Difficulty: Easy
Base Camp: Carnivic Lodge, Pakenham (613) 624-5453
Luxury Loding: Almonte Riverside Inn, Mississippi Mills (613) 461-2745
Breakfast Restaurant: Centennial Restaurant, Pakenham
Reference Source: click here https://www.mountpakenham.com/
GPS: 45.322695, -76.330723
Date Published: 12/24/2015
Date Updated: 1/5/2019
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