Mount Pakenham is a ski area located in the province of Ontario in Canada. The resort is in the town of Pakenham, ON.
We recently ranked all of Ontario's ski resorts, so you can see where Mount Pakenham stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Mount Pakenham is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes work with Mount Pakenham. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Mount Pakenham's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Mount Pakenham around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Mount Pakenham Terrain Overview
Mount Pakenham has a total of 10 ski trails, which are serviced by 4 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Mount Pakenham is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 55 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 22 hectares, 0.1 square miles, or 0.2 square kilometers.
Mount Pakenham's slopes see on average 60 inches (1.5 meters) of snowfall a year.
Mount Pakenham Elevation
Mount Pakenham has a summit elevation of 719 feet, or 219 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 400 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 319 feet (97 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Mount Pakenham has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Mount Pakenham Difficulty Level
27.2out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Mount Pakenham has 55 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Since Mount Pakenham is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area, it has 40% of its trails are rated as "beginner-level". 40% trails are rated as intermediate.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Mount Pakenham good for beginners?
Mount Pakenham is a very beginner-friendly course. In fact, it is one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. 40% of its trails are rated as "beginner".
Mount Pakenham Location
Mount Pakenham is located in the province of Ontario, Canada. This ski area is nearest the town of Pakenham, ON.
Pakenham, ON K0A Canada
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Getting to Mount Pakenham
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Mount Pakenham), its coordinates of 45.32300, -76.33000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Pakenham, ON to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Mount Pakenham.
|Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport||YOW||Ottawa, ON||52 km|
|Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport||YUL||Montréal, QC||203 km|
|Syracuse Hancock International Airport||SYR||Syracuse, NY||246 km|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Mount Pakenham.
|Ottawa / Gatineau Airport||YND||Gatineau, QC||64 km|
|Kingston Norman Rogers Airport||YGK||Kingston, ON||124 km|
|Massena International Richards Field||MSS||Massena, NY||124 km|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Mount Pakenham, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Mount Pakenham.
|Calabogie Peaks||Calabogie, ON||1,266 ft||37%||36 km|
|Camp Fortune||Chelsea, QC||650 ft||39%||43 km|
|Vorlage||Wakefield, QC||787 ft||34%||47 km|
|Mont Cascades||Cantley, QC||1,286 ft||36%||48 km|
|Sommet Edelweiss||Wakefield, QC||1,148 ft||33%||52 km|
|Mont Chilly||Pontiac, QC||1,020 ft||33%||73 km|
|Mont Ste-Marie||Lac-Sainte-Marie, QC||1,811 ft||49%||77 km|
|Mount Martin Ski Club||Deep River, ON||472 ft||32%||127 km|
|Mont Rigaud||Rigaud, QC||571 ft||43%||156 km|
Mount Pakenham Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||719 ft|
|Base Elevation||400 ft|
|Vertical Drop||319 ft|
(40% Beginner, 40% Intermediate, 20% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||60 inches|