Pats Peak Opens Registration for Learn to Ski And Ride Program

By AlpineZone News |
Oct 16 2013 - 12:24 PM

pats peakStudents enjoy a 5-Week Series program along with Bonus Days.

Henniker, NH, October 9, 2013 – Pats Peak, New Hampshire’s premier family snowsports destination, announces that registration is going on now for the Learn To Ski and Ride Program. The Pats Peak Learn to Ski and Ride Program offers lessons for all abilities. Affordable Rental Packages for the program or entire season are available. The program is for pre-scheduled groups for a five-week series. Students must sign up through their school or recreation center coordinator in order to participate in the program. If a local school or recreation center doesn’t currently have a coordinator, call Mandy Cota in the Pats Peak Snowsports School at 603-428-3245 x112 to create a new program.

The Pats Peak Learn to Ski & Ride Open Program is available for individual sign-ups. The Open Program offers a choice for students (juniors ages 6-17) who wish to participate in the Pats Peak Learn to Ski & Ride Program, but cannot join a school/recreation center/other program for any reason. The Open Program includes one hour of instruction and a Full Day/All Mountain lift ticket. Students have the choice of Monday through Thursday for first session and Thursday and Friday for second session. To register, contact or (603) 428-3245 x112.

Classes are kept a maximum of 12 students with personalized classes. Level 1 through Level 9 classes for both skiing and snowboarding are available, as well as a very popular Freestyle class, which teaches the students how to use the terrain park and its elements safely. A Lift Only option is available for skiers or riders who are Level 5 or above that do not wish to take a lesson, but wish to participate in the program. Students must be at least six years old by 1/1/14 and in first grade in order to participate. Classes start on the scheduled day starting January 2, 2014 for Session 1 and on Thursday, February 20, 2014 for Session 2. Discounted Weekday Parent Tickets and Frequent User Cards are available for parents/guardians.

An exciting benefit for students who participate in the Pats Peak Learn to Ski & Ride Program is a Bonus Day at Pats Peak, Cranmore and Gunstock, offering (1) one free lift ticket to ski/ride at their mountain, valid Monday, February 24, 2014 through the end of their respective ski season. There is no additional cost for this benefit to the program.

“The use of our online registration makes it easy for parents to sign up their children for the program. Our NH Ski & Ride Bonus is a great benefit to gives students more opportunities to have fun at other New Hampshire mountains in addition to Pats Peak”, said Bertie Holland, Snowsports Director at Pats Peak.

The Pats Peak Snowsports School strives to provide their students with only the highest quality of instruction. With over 300 professional instructors, every lesson is geared toward the student’s age and ability, while providing a fun-learning environment. Their instruction is based on the American Teaching System, a method used by the PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America) and AASI (American Association of Snowboard Instructors), a proven method for developing and refining skills.

For more information and to register for the Learn To Ski and Ride Program, go online at or contact Bertie Holland, at, (603) 428-3245 x114 or Mandy Cota at, (603) 428-3245 x112.

PATS PEAK is in its 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/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
· Online at