Annual Octoberfest and Ski and Snowboard Sale at Pats Peak Kicks Off Winter Season

By AlpineZone News |
Oct 05 2009 - 11:04 AM

HENNIKER, New Hampshire — Pats Peak, New Hampshire’s premier snowsports destination, announces its 7th annual Octoberfest in conjunction with the 39th annual Pats Peak Ski Club Ski and Snowboard Sale on Sunday, November 1, 2009. The Octoberfest celebration is from 11am to 6pm with the Ski and Snowboard Sale from 11am to 3pm. It’s one of the biggest Octoberfest celebrations in the State of New Hampshire, which includes authentic German food, live music from King Ludwig’s Bavarian Band, chairlift rides, kids??в„ў activities, woodsmen show, NH Cowboy Mounted Shooting Demo and rich decorations to put guests in the spirit. Harpoon Brewery sponsors the event. Admission is Free to this event.

“This is a great kick off event to get excited about the winter season. Skiers & Snowboarders can get ready for winter with new equipment at the sale and then relax at a fun Octoberfest celebration,” says Kris Blomback, General Manager of Pats Peak. “Even if you don??в„ўt ski, it??в„ўs a great opportunity to enjoy a superb party.”

The annual Ski and Snowboard Sale is an opportunity to buy and sell new and used ski and snowboard equipment with a portion of the benefits going to the Pats Peak Ski Club, a non-profit organization benefiting junior alpine racers. Drop off times for equipment to sell are from 1pm to 4pm on Saturday, October 31, 2009 and again on Sunday, November 1, 2009 from 8am to 10:30am. The sale hours on Sunday are 11am to 3pm.

Sunday, November 1, 2009 is the last day to purchase Pats Peak Season Passes for up to a $50 discount. After the event, the price for an Adult Powder Pass Club Season Pass goes to $499 from $449, and the price of a Junior Powder Pass Club Season Pass goes to $399 from $349; Adult Unlimited Season Pass goes to $429 from $389, and the price of a Junior Unlimited Season Pass goes to $339 from $299. Other season pass options are available. See for more information.

More about Pats Peak:
Pats Peak is in its 47th consecutive ski and snowboard season under the Patenaude family ownership. Pats Peak has 22 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 Weekday Learn to Ski and Ride Program for more than 8,000 kids from over 100 local schools and a Weekend Learn to Ski and Ride Program for adults and children, on either Saturday or Sunday for seven consecutive weeks. 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, with half-day instruction, for all ability levels. Pats Peak has 100% of its trails and slopes 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.

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 or call 1-888-Pats Peak (1-888-728-7732).