Pats Peak Donates Over $5k to Melanoma Research

By AlpineZone News |
Apr 02 2014 - 11:00 AM

pats_donationHenniker, NH, March 29, 2014 – Pats Peak, New Hampshire’s premier snowsports destination, announces that as part of Pats Peak’s March Online Only Specials, SPF Days Go Sun Smart, they have donated $5,260 to support melanoma research.

Skiers and riders were able to purchase a lift ticket online in advance to ski/ride March 17-21 and March 24-28 for only $25. For every online ticket sold, $10 of their $25 lift ticket went toward a donation to “Peter’s Fund Racer” to support melanoma research. Guests also received a lip balm to protect their lips from the sun’s rays.

Kris Blomback, General Manager of Pats Peak said, “The end of the season is a great time for our skiers and riders to get a deal on midweek lift ticket prices. Our Snowsports Director is a huge supporter of this event and we are happy to be able to continue to contribute to the cause during our March Specials.”

The primary focus is to raise money for melanoma research and patient care. Malignant melanoma is the most deadly form of skin cancer. The number of people who develop melanoma is increasing faster than any other cancer. Deaths from complications of this disease are increasing at a faster rate than deaths from any other form of cancer except lung cancer. On May 23rd, 1999, melanoma claimed the life of Peter M. Newton at the age of 46. To make a donation or for more information on Peters Fund Racer, please visit

More about PATS PEAK:
The 2013-2014 season completes PATS PEAK’s 51st consecutive ski and snowboard season under the Patenaude family ownership. PATS PEAK has 26 well-groomed trails for all abilities, 8 gladed areas, 3 terrain parks, a snowtubing park, 11 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. There are more than 70 Adult 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 and slopes lit for night 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).

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 (728-7732)
· Online at

PhotoBertie Holland (left), a representative from Peter’s Fund Racer, receiving a $5,260 check from Lori Rowell (right), Director of Marketing at Pats Peak.