Ski, Ride, Tube, Laugh and Dance in the New Year at Pats Peak’s Family Celebration

By AlpineZone News |
Dec 02 2009 - 11:12 AM

HENNIKER, New Hampshire — Pats Peak, New Hampshire’s premier family snowsports destination, is hosting an exciting New Year’s Eve Family Celebration on Thursday, December 31, 2009. Called a “New Year’s In Motion”, this year’s party features skiing, snowboarding, snowtubing, comedy show, Monte Carlo for raffle prizes, dancing to the sounds for The McMurphy’s, and a midnight fireworks display, all the while sampling three tasting stations of Pats Peak’s own gourmet chef, Guy Pelletier. Guests are invited to enjoy a range of entertainment that’s suitable for families.

The party begins at 6pm, and the slopes are open until 10pm. Guest can purchase a “Party & Skiing” ticket that allows access to every activity. “Party Only”, “Skiing Only” and “Tubing Only” tickets are also available. The party includes an impressive midnight fireworks display set to music, a champagne toast, party favors, dancing, and much more.

“We can promise one of the biggest events of its kind in New Hampshire and a guaranteed great time for all ages,” says Jim Wall, Director of Services.

New Year’s Eve Schedule of Events:

Skiing/Snowboarding: 3-10pm
Snowtubing: 5-10pm
Monte Carlo: 6-11pm
Light Hors d’oeuvres: 6-8pm
Tasting Stations: 8-11pm
Live Band-The McMurphy’s: 8pm-12am
Comedy Show: 9pm-11pm
Party Favors: 10pm
Champagne Toast: 11:45pm
Fireworks: Midnight

New Year’s Eve Ticket Options:

Party and Skiing: Adult (18-64): $90; Junior (6-17)/ Senior (65+): $50
Party Only: Adult (18-64): $70: Junior (6-17)/ Senior (65+): $35
Skiing Only: Adult (18-64): $34; Junior (6-17)/ Senior (65+): $34
Tubing Only: All Ages: $18

The “Party & Skiing” ticket includes snowtubing from 5-10pm. Child Care is available by the hour and advance reservations are suggested by calling 603-428-3245.

There is a $20 discount for Adults and a $10 discount for Juniors/Seniors for the “Party and Skiing” and “Party Only” tickets if purchased before December 15th.

This is an all weather event and tickets are non-refundable. For more information, go online at, come in to Skier Services or call 1-888-PATS-PEAK.

More about Pats Peak:

Pats Peak is in its 47th consecutive ski and snowboard season under the Patenaude family ownership. Pats Peak has 22 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 Weekday Learn to Ski and Ride Program for more than 8,000 kids from over 100 local schools and a Weekend Learn to Ski and Ride Program for adults and children, on either Saturday or Sunday for seven consecutive weeks. 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, with half-day instruction, for all ability levels. Pats Peak has 100% of its trails and slopes 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).