Pats Peak Outlines Holiday Week Events Lineup

By AlpineZone News |
Dec 24 2012 - 04:12 PM

patspeakSkiing, Snowboarding, Snowtubing, Lessons, New Year’s Eve Family Celebration and more.

Henniker, NH, December 23, 2012 — Pats Peak, New Hampshire’s premier family snowsports destination, is open for skiing and riding. Thanks to the hard work of the groomers and snowmakers Pats Peak is currently open with 14 trails and slopes (60% of the mountain) with more scheduled to open shortly. Turbulence Terrain Park is also open with more features being added as snowmaking continues. The Snowtubing Park will be open daily during the holiday week.

Snowmaking will continue throughout the holiday week. The grooming fleet is out on the mountain each and every night to give skiers and riders the best conditions daily.

Lift Operating Hours For The Holiday Week:
Monday, Dec. 24:
8:30am to 4pm

Tuesday, Dec. 25:
Closed for Christmas Day

Wednesday, Dec. 26 and Thursday, Dec. 27:
8:30am to 9pm

Friday, Dec. 28 and Saturday, Dec. 29:
8:30am to 10pm

Sunday, Dec. 30:
8:30am to 9pm

Monday, Dec. 31:
8:30am to 10pm – New Year’s Eve Family Celebration

Tuesday, Jan. 1:

Snowtubing Operating Hours For The Holiday Week:
Monday, Dec. 24:
9am to 4pm

Tuesday, Dec. 25:
Closed for Christmas Day

Wednesday, Dec. 26 through Friday, Dec. 28:
9am to 9pm

Saturday, Dec. 29:
9am to 10pm . $45 Pay-One-Price (POP) 3-10pm; POP Tubing: 5-10pm.

Sunday, Dec. 30:
9am to 9pm

Monday, Dec. 31:
9am to 10pm – New Year’s Eve Family Celebration

Tuesday, Jan. 1:
9am to 9pm

Saturday Night POP, Pay-One-Price, starting on Dec. 29 – Only $45
POP Under the Lights on Saturday Nights includes skiing, snowboarding, snowtubing, rentals, lesson tips and entertainment. Saturday Night POP runs from December 29, 2012 to End of Season 2013. Ski or Ride on a Saturday Night from 3 pm to 10 pm for only $45. Tubing hours are from 5 pm to 10 pm. Lesson Tips are from 4 pm to 6 pm in the Beginners Area.

Step Up To “POP” Tickets Available:
Ticket Valid: 12pm to 10pm – $75
Ticket Valid: 1pm to 10pm – $65
Ticket Valid: 2pm to 10pm – $55
Ticket Valid: 3pm to 10pm – $45

The POP ticket is the only lift ticket available on Saturday nights. Rentals available on a first-come, first-served basis. Rentals for children 5 and under during POP is $24.

Lessons & Packages
The Pats Peak Snowsports School offers lesson programs for all ages and abilities. Experienced and certified staff provides instruction for skiers and riders of all ages and abilities. Burton Learn To Ride (LTR) Snowboard equipment are designed to accelerate learning to snowboard by utilizing beginner-specific equipment.

The Starter Special is for the first time skier or snowboarder ages 6 and up and includes beginner group lesson, rental equipment, and full day lower mountain lift ticket (8:30am-4pm). This is the package that enters you in the Pats Peak Passport Program, an Award Winning, All Inclusive, program, designed for Beginners. This is a four day program where you purchase the Passport Package on three separate days and then on the fourth day purchase a Lift & Rental Package to get a Pats Peak unlimited season pass and free daily use of rental equipment for the rest of the season! Plus, half price group lessons. No reservations are necessary for the Starter Special. The Starter Special is available every half hour starting at 9am until 2pm on weekends and holidays (available 10am; 11:30am; 1:30pm midweek and during February MA and NH Vacation Weeks).

The Skier’s/Snowboarder’s Package includes a group lesson (10:00am, 11:30am and 1:30pm), rental equipment and all lifts, full day lift ticket (8:30am-4pm). The Lift & Lesson Package includes a group lesson (10:00 am, 11:30am and 1:30pm) and all lifts, full day lift ticket (8:30am-4pm). Reservations are not necessary for Lift & Lesson Packages. The Lift & Rental Package includes all lifts, full day lift ticket and rental equipment.

Group Lessons are 1 to 1-1/2 hours in duration for ages 6 & up, offered daily at 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 1:30 p.m. Reservations are not necessary for group lessons.

Private lessons are for one hour and require an appointment. Private Lessons are available for all ages and all abilities for skiing, snowboarding and telemark skiing. All-day, half-day & video analysis also available by appointment.

Kids’ Programs
Cub’s Club (ages 3-5) and Bear’s Club (ages 6-14) full-day and half-day programs are available on weekends and holiday periods.

Cub’s Club is child care with outdoor play and an introduction to skiing for children ages 3-5 years old. Lessons leave promptly at 9:30am for the morning session and 1pm for the afternoon session. Through this program children can learn and discover at their own speed.

Bear’s Club students meet their instructors at the Bear’s Den. Lessons leave promptly at 9:30am for the morning session and 1pm for the afternoon session. Parents pick up their children at 3:30pm.

Space is limited. Advanced reservations are highly recommended for both programs online at or by calling the Snowsports School at 603-428-3245.

Seasonal Kids Programs for ages 3-14 years old starts December 26th (1/2 day starting at 1pm) and meet on weekends, holidays and vacation periods from 9:30am to 3:30pm with an hour break for lunch.

Après-Ski Party in the Sled Pub – Saturday, Dec. 29
Blue Moon Après-Ski Beer Promotion from 3pm to 7pm. The McMurphy’s will be playing music from 4pm to 9pm.

Pats Peak New Year’s Eve Party Family Celebration – Monday, Dec. 31
This New Year’s Eve Celebration will feature skiing, snowboarding, snowtubing, comedy show, Monte Carlo for raffles prizes, dancing to “The McMurphy’s”, tasting stations, party favors, champagne toast and a midnight fireworks display. The party begins at 6pm, and the slopes are open until 10pm. Guests are invited to enjoy a range of entertainment that’s suitable for families. A “Party & Skiing” ticket allows access to every activity. “Party Only”, “Skiing Only” and “Tubing Only” tickets are also available. For ticket information and a schedule of events, check out This is an all weather event. Tickets are non-refundable. Party and Skiing: Adult: $90; Junior/Senior: $50. Party Only: Adult: $70; Junior/Senior: $35.


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.

For the best deal around — POP (Pay One Price) Saturday Nights Under the Lights for one low price of $45, starting Saturday, December 29, 2012 through the end of the season, includes Skiing, Snowboarding, Tubing, Rentals, Lesson Tips, Bonfires and Entertainment.

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