Pats Peak Ski Area Opens For The 2008-09 Season on Saturday, Nov. 22

By AlpineZone News |
Nov 20 2008 - 03:39 PM

HENNIKER, New Hampshire — Pats Peak, New Hampshire’s premier family snowsports destination, is opening for the 08/09 season on Saturday, November 22, with three trails including Whisper, Bluster and Duster. The Duster run will be top to bottom feeding into the lower part of Squall Line. There will be a mini-terrain park set up on the Bluster trail. Pats Peak is opening two weeks earlier than scheduled thanks to the colder temperatures and the dedication of their snowmakers.

Hours of operation for opening weekend are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lift ticket rates for opening weekend are $30 for adults and $25 for juniors/seniors.

The Pats Peak snowmaking team will continue to make snow at every opportunity to open additional terrain as soon as possible.

The Rental Shop, Cafeteria, Sled Pub, Ski & Board Shop, Ski School and Skier Services will be open. For the latest updates on hours of operation and open terrain, visit or call the 24-Hour Snowphone at 1-888-Pats Peak (728-7732).

Pats Peak continually focuses to improve its facility and experience for their skiers and snowboarders. Improvements for the 2008/2009 season include increase snowmaking capabilities; 100% night skiing; new rental equipment; new gladed area; ticketing system upgrade; additional seasonal lockers and a new food service option. For a complete listing of all the capital improvements, visit

More about Pats Peak:

Pats Peak is in its 46th consecutive ski and snowboard season under the Patenaude family ownership. Pats Peak has 22 well-groomed trails for all abilities, 7 gladed areas, 2 terrain parks, a snowtubing park, 9 high-capacity lifts, 100 percent snowmaking and some of the most challenging skiing in Southern New Hampshire.

Pats Peak has a Weekday Learn to Ski and Snowboard Program for more than 8,000 kids from over 100 local schools and more than 70 Adult Racing teams in the Adult Corporate Racing League. 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 (888-728-7732).