Pats Peak Hosts Intermountain Challenge ski Race Between Pats Peak and Gunstock

By AlpineZone News |
Mar 10 2006 - 03:02 PM

HENNIKER, New Hampshire ??” Pats Peak, New Hampshire’s premier family snowsports destination, will host an Intermountain Challenge ski race between Pats Peak and Gunstock Adult/Corporate Racing Programs on Friday, March 17, 2006. This race starts at 7pm on FIS Race Trail. This is an invitational race between the top 50 racers from each resort’s Adult/Corporate Racing Programs. It will be a Dual GS course with a NASTAR team format. Medal points will be awarded to individuals and medal points will go towards their team score. The winning mountain will have bragging rights as the top Adult/Corporate Race League. An Apr??s-Ski Awards Party will follow the race in the Sled Pub. The Intermountain Challenge is sponsored by Capital Distributors and S&W Sports.

More about Pats Peak Adult/Corporate Racing Program:

Races are scheduled Monday through Thursday starting the first week in January and run for nine consecutive weeks. The program includes a lift ticket from 3pm until closing on race nights, prizes, apr??s-ski party each night and an awards dinner at the end of the series. This race series competes in the NASTAR dual GS format. Teams consist of five to seven skiers or snowboarders at least 21 years of age and older. The top five best times for each night are calculated. Individual and team rankings are based on a points system to determine finishes. Prizes are awarded to individual men, women, and teams, both weekly and cumulatively.

More about Pats Peak Ski Area:

Pats Peak, located in Henniker New Hampshire, is in its 43rd consecutive ski and snowboard season under the Patenaude family ownership. Pats Peak has 22 well-groomed trails, 10 high capacity lifts and some of the most challenging skiing in Southern New Hampshire. Pats Peak has more than 70 Adult Racing teams in the Adult Corporate Racing League, an After School Ski Program for more than 10,000 kids from over 100 local schools and the most Night Skiing in Southern New Hampshire. Pats Peak is located twenty minutes from Concord, forty minutes from Manchester, and ninety minutes from Boston.

More about Gunstock:

Gunstock, located in Gilford New Hampshire, is one of the states largest recreation areas. The first ski area in New England to have a chairlift, and second in the country, Gunstock boasts 1,400 feet of vertical, over 220 acres of skiing, and 300 campsites during the summer, spectacular views of the Lake Winnipesaukee at every turn. It is also the host of major events such as the Laconia Rod and Custom Nationals, HillClimb during Laconia Bike week, CraftFest, RibFest, SoulFest, and the TimberMan Triathlon.