Mount Pakenham

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!

Season Passes

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 with with Mount Pakenham. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Mount Pakenham's website.

Lodging Options

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 (18 meters) of snowfall a year.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
55(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall
60"(1,829 cm)

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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
719'(219 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
319'(97 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
400'(122 m)

Mount Pakenham Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
26.1out of 100
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Mount Pakenham is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area. It is in fact one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. This is due to it having 40% of its trails are rated as "beginner", and a vertical drop of only 319 feet.


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.
Green Circle
40%(22 acres)

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.

Blue Square
40%(22 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
20%(11 acres)

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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GPS Coordinates:
45.32300, -76.33000

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 AirportYOWOttawa, ON52 km
Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International AirportYULMontréal, QC203 km
Syracuse Hancock International AirportSYRSyracuse, NY246 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 AirportYNDGatineau, QC64 km
Kingston Norman Rogers AirportYGKKingston, ON124 km
Massena International Richards FieldMSSMassena, NY124 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.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Calabogie PeaksCalabogie, ON1,266 ft35%36 km
Camp FortuneChelsea, QC650 ft38%43 km
VorlageWakefield, QC787 ft33%47 km
Mont CascadesCantley, QC1,286 ft35%48 km
Sommet EdelweissWakefield, QC1,148 ft32%52 km
Mont ChillyPontiac, QC1,020 ft32%73 km
Mont Ste-MarieLac-Sainte-Marie, QC1,811 ft47%77 km
Mount Martin Ski ClubDeep River, ON472 ft30%127 km
Mont RigaudRigaud, QC571 ft41%156 km

Mount Pakenham Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation719 ft
Base Elevation400 ft
Vertical Drop319 ft
(40% Beginner,  40% Intermediate,  20% Expert)
Skiable Acres55
Avg. Annual Snowfall60 inches
Mount Pakenham Mountain Stats