PHOTOS: Mount Pakenham opens for skiing this weekend

Alex Weir adjusts the snow gun near the top of a trail at Mount Pakenham. Hill workers have been busy preparing for this weekend's opening of the ski season. (Photo by Barry Gray/For StittsvilleCentral.ca)

Above: Alex Weir adjusts the snow gun near the top of  a trail at Mount Pakenham. Hill workers have been busy preparing for this weekend’s opening of the ski season.

Mount Pakenham opens for skiing this weekend, 9:00am-4:00pm on Saturday and Sunday.  Lift tickets are $18.  The ski resort is about a 30 minute drive west of Ottawa.

Here are some photos from Barry Gray, who drove out earlier this week to check out preparations for the big opening.

Two workers and a wall of man make snow as Pakenham prepares for this weekend's opening.
Two workers and a wall of man-made snow as Pakenham prepares for this weekend’s opening.
Workers move snow guns to help cover the trails at Mount Pakenham.
Workers move snow guns to help cover the trails at Mount Pakenham.
Alex Weir adjusts the snow gun near the top of  a trail.
Alex Weir adjusts the snow gun near the top of a trail.
One of two groomers out pushing the snow.
One of two groomers out pushing the snow.
One of two groomers out pushing the snow.
One of two groomers out pushing the snow.
Snow guns pump out snow to cover the trails.
Snow guns pump out snow to cover the trails.
Trail make by the groomers.
Trail make by the groomers.
Snow guns blow snow to cover the trails.
Snow guns blow snow to cover the trails.

Kevin Freer operated one of two groomers out pushing the snow onto the trails.

Kevin Freer operated one of two groomers out pushing the snow onto the trails.
Kevin Freer operated one of two groomers out pushing the snow onto the trails.feature

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