Henniker, NH, February 14, 2013 – PATS PEAK, southern New Hampshire’s favorite mountain, has Brenter Snowbike® Rentals available. The Snowbike® Introductory Price to Learn to Snowbike® is only $26 for a 2-hour session with lesson and licensing. Lift Tickets are required and sold separately.
Every Snowbike® rider must take a lesson to receive a Snowbike License. This training is offered as part of their first Snowbike® rental at Pats Peak. Once they receive this card, they can log on to http://www.snowbike.info/card.php to apply for a Snowbike® card that enables them to rent and/or ride a Snowbike® at any participating resort in the world without a required mandatory lesson. Pats Peak will also honor another valid Snowbike® Card from another USA mountain.
Introductory Snowbike® Rental Rates after a license is obtained is $26 for 2-hours; $35 for a half-day; and $46 for a full-day. The lift ticket is additional. Riders must have a valid Snowbike® License to rent and a major credit card is required to rent. A parent/legal guardian signature is required for minors. Children 13 & under may only use carpet lifts. Reservations are encouraged (603) 428-3245, ext. 211.
“This is our third season with Snowbike Rentals available. Since we are more than a ski area, having Snowbikes as another element to the mix of skis, snowboards, twin tips, teleskiing, snowshoeing and snowtubing, we can offer another way for people to celebrate the winter outdoors”, says Kris Blomback, General Manager.
For more information on renting a Snowbike® at Pats Peak, check out www.patspeak.com/snowbike.htm.
What is Snowbiking?
You sit on the Snowbike® (one ski in front, one ski in the back, and small ski’s on each foot) and use steering and your body weight to “drive” the Snowbike® down the ski slopes. The Brenter Snowbike® incorporates two very small foot skis on purpose allowing outstanding control and “stopping ability”. Between your ski in the front and ski in the back plus your two small foot ski’s riders experience exceptional “control” and you are able to ride where you never road before—Brenter guarantees a fun run with each and every ride. It’s like riding a bike, once you learn how you never forget.
Easy to learn to ride
Snowbiking began in Europe in 1949 when Austrian engineer Engelbert Brenter invented what was then called the ‘Sit Ski’ – a way to enjoy the slopes while sitting on a bike-like invention that used ski’s instead of tires. Since that time the technology has advanced dramatically, with sophisticated, strong Snowbikes that weigh in at about 20 pounds in a wide variety of new styles including a modern active suspension system – just one of the components covered by 50 patents and trademarks held by the Brenter company.
As the Snowbike® itself improved over the years, the Brenter team, led by CEO Dr. Bernd-Erich Brenter developed a new and unique teaching method for how to ride a Snowbike®, using a reflex based “fun to learn” technique with a 60-minutes learning curve.
A winter sport for baby boomers with aging joints
A common issue among boomers who enjoy winter sports is joint problems. A substantial number of former skiers have basically worn-out their joints from 30 + years on the slopes and now find themselves sitting in the lodge watching their child and their children’s child enjoying a sport which they have fond memories of. Some go for joint surgery – others look for winter sports like Snowbiking that have far less impact on their joints and get them back on the slopes with their families.
PATS PEAK is in its 50th consecutive ski and snowboard season under the Patenaude family ownership. PATS PEAK has 23 well-groomed trails for all abilities, 7 gladed areas, 3 terrain parks, a snowtubing park, 10 high-capacity lifts, 100 percent snowmaking and some of the most challenging skiing in Southern New Hampshire.
PATS PEAK has a Learn to Ski and Snowboard Program for more than 8,000 kids from over 100 local schools. There are more than 70 Adult/Corporate Racing teams in the Adult/Corporate Racing League. Many adults participate in the weekday Adult Ski & Snowboard Clinics for all ability levels. PATS PEAK has 100% of its trails lit for night skiing/riding and is one of the state’s most accessible learn-to-ski-and-snowboard mountains, with three separate beginner areas.
For the best deal around — POP (Pay One Price) Saturday Nights Under the Lights for one low price of $45, starting Saturday, December 29, 2012 through the end of the season, includes Skiing, Snowboarding, Tubing, Rentals, Lesson Tips, Bonfires and Entertainment.
During the “Other Season of PATS PEAK”, PATS PEAK Banquet Center is the perfect location for wedding receptions, parties, company meetings, company outings, or any social gathering!
PATS PEAK is located in Henniker, NH, just twenty minutes from Concord, forty minutes from Manchester, and ninety minutes from Boston. The latest information, snow conditions, photos and events are available at www.patspeak.com or call 1-888-PATS PEAK (1-888-728-7732).
PATS PEAK can be reached:
· By telephone at 603-428-3245
· By FAX at 603-428-7821
· 24-hour snow conditions at 1-888-PATS-PEAK
· Online at www.patspeak.com