Pats Peak Donates $5k to Animal Charities

By AlpineZone News |
Mar 27 2013 - 11:46 AM

Pats Peak Donats for Animal CharityHenniker, NH, March 21, 2013 – Pats Peak became Pets Peak March 11-15, 2013 as part of their Midweek March Online Only Specials. Skiers and riders were able to purchase a lift ticket online in advance to ski/ride at Pats Peak for only $30. Skiers were encouraged to bring pet items and get a $10 Pats Peak Café Card. For every online ticket sold, $15 of their $30 lift ticket went toward a donation to the Concord-Merrimack County SPCA or Canine Guardians for Life. Many skiers brought lots of great donations including food, toys and treats for dogs and cats. A total of $4,935 was donated from the lift ticket sales.

Kris Blomback, General Manager of Pats Peak said, “It is our pleasure to be able to support these needy animals by turning Pats Peak into Pets Peak! Thank you to our guests who made the extra effort to bring supplies for the animals for this fundraiser.”

“The Concord-Merrimack County SPCA is very happy to have Pats Peak continue their support another year with their March Pets Peak fundraiser. It is a great time of year for the community and our supporters to show they care by participating in this fundraiser and enjoy a day on the slopes too! On behalf of the homeless pets of Merrimack County, thank you.” said Shannon Camara, Manager of Communications.

“We are absolutely overjoyed about Pats Peak including us in this March promotion again this year. We are a very small rescue therefore every single dollar donated is significant. Every penny donated goes directly towards vetting, kenneling, and transport expenses in order for us to rescue and place at least 100 wonderful at-risk dogs each year”, said Judith Apy, President of Canine Guardians for Life.

IMAGE: Shannon Camara, Manager of Communications at Concord-Merrimack County SPCA, receiving a check for $3,935 from Lori Rowell, Director of Marketing, and Roxy, the golden retriever mascot, at Pats Peak.

About the Concord-Merrimack County SPCA:
The Concord-Merrimack County SPCA was founded in 1910 to relieve suffering and prevent cruelty to animals and to educate society on the importance of being just and compassionate to all living things. Today there is a 2,000 square foot shelter with additional administrative space in a separate building on the property. The shelter is truly a shelter, with all that word implies in providing safety from the world around us. It is a warm and caring facility for animals in transition, where staff find a loving home for all adoptable animals, no matter how long it may take. The mission is interpreted to require not only on-site care of animals but an active involvement in the community that supports us by serving as a resource to all pet guardians and as an educational voice for youth. Programs and services reflect their involvement, their commitment, and their vision. Concord-Merrimack County SPCA, 130 Washington Street, Penacook, NH 03303. (603) 753—6751

About the Canine Guardians for Life:
Canine Guardians for Life believes in the relocation of dogs from areas of abundance to areas of need. To that end, they rescue dogs from high-kill shelters in other states, primarily West Virginia, and relocate them to new homes in New England. They are dedicated to saving and re-homing highly adoptable shelter dogs to caring, permanent homes to provide each of them with a devoted Guardian who will guarantee their canine companion a safe and loving environment for the rest of his/her life. (603) 569-9293

More about PATS PEAK:
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.

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