Pats Peak

PO Box 2448, Henniker , NH (Driving Directions to Pats Peak)
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Last Updated: 4/22/2014 11:12 PM

Pats Peak Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 11 Beginner
  • 4 Intermediate
  • 3 Advanced
  • 4 Expert
Families have been coming here for more than four decades because this family-run area offers what they want: three separate beginner areas, a fine suite of cruising terrain, enough steep stuff to keep the family experts happy for a weekend, and programs designed to keep everyone happy.

With the tubing park right in the thick of things and a large, central ... base lodge, there's little chance of getting lost. All trails lead home, and with a new triple in the Valley area getting to the trails entails very little waiting. Beginners will be thrilled to find a long top-to-bottom run just for them (Breeze to Zephyr to Blast), while East Wind, Duster, Squall Line, Cyclone, and Twister provide increasing levels of challenge to those who like to cruise. Four trails for the most advanced members of the family comprise the terrain in the middle part of the mountain. Tornado, Hurricane, Vortex, and the F.I.S. Race trail provide real teeth to this small mountain; the latter offers a genuine racing challenge. Besides hosting many a high school and league race, F.I.S. is home to the ski team of New England College.

A well maintained terrain park in the Valley area will keep the freestyle crowd happy, and an expanded night schedule means you can get out and work off a hearty dinner under the lights.
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Pats Peak Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available; an extra charge may apply.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Pats Peak Operations

Status

Closed

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 10

Weekday Hours

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Trails Open/Total

0 of 22

Weekend Hours

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Pats Peak Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

690 ft

24-hr Snowfall

0"

Vertical Drop

710 ft

Avg Base Depth

0"

Peak Elevation

1,400 ft

Pats Peak Ski Pictures and Photos

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Pats Peak Trail Map
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Pats Peak Reviews & Tips (24)

A really nice mountain with a real plethora of beginner and intermediate trails, perfect for those who are still learning or practicing their skills. The lift lines are always short. I wish the lodges were a bit more open and bright, but other than that, really swell. On busy weekends, use the free bag watch--totally worth it!
Pats Peak review written Mar 20 2014 - 05:06 PM
 
Noelle B Intermediate Snowboarder
We had a great trip to Pats Peak early in the season 2012. Lift tickets were discounted because only about half the trails were open. We really enjoyed ourselves despite that - the runs that were open were great and encompassed a variety of skill levels that kept things fun. This slope was one of my favorites that we visited in the area because the beginner trails weren't beginner level because they were just short and simple. Many of them were long and windy, which I really like after a long day of harder slopes. I'm a skiing tourist sometimes. The snow was decent considering it was December and it had rained the two days before we arrived. The lifts are a bit slow by today's standards but adequate. Food in the lodge is as expensive as you would expect - fill up on FANTASTIC pancakes at Intervale on your way to the slopes and then have a giant cookie for a snack later in the day in the lodge. I will definitely return next time I'm in New Hampshire to this small but mighty mountain with plenty of charm.
Pats Peak review written Dec 29 2012 - 06:06 PM
 
KD Intermediate Skier
Pats Peak is great for beginners and advanced skiers or snowboarders. I've been there at least 15 times. Its a great little mountain. If your advanced I would suggest trying vortex and hurricane, great runs!
Pats Peak review written Aug 29 2012 - 08:00 AM
 
Connor Advanced Skier
Took our boys for their second time skiing (15,14 and 8) on a sunday- We only bought the valley side tix as they were cheaper and for us begiinner skiers/borders it was perfect. The mini terrain park was a huge hit as they were taking jumps by the end of the day. If you're a beginner save some money and just do valley lift ticket.- It was more than enough for us as our second time out.
Pats Peak review written Jan 28 2012 - 03:55 PM
 
chooch Beginner Skier
In the words of a friend who is a big mountain ski instructor from Jackson visiting the "Peak": "This place is the biggest small mountain in the industry." If you're a freeheeler, like me, there's no better place to ready your chops for the trees and big back-country. Surprisingly, and sadly, there is no telemark program per se there (a missed opportunity for sure), but there are at least a couple of full-time telemark instructors on staff. PP has all levels of terrain represented. The place has that old time, "Town Hill" feel. Nothing on the slopesides but trees (and secret natural mini- hits, sssshhhhhhhh!).
Pats Peak review written Nov 24 2011 - 06:40 AM
 
Jay Advanced Skier
try to avoid going during POP, it gets really crowded and the beginners are so fearless it's scary! You see never-evers on the double black diamonds (that for the most part seem like blues)in the widest snowplough or side-slipping down the entire thing. Tornado was more like a human slalom! Also, use the vortex double, the top is usually a little steep, but it's faster and usually no lines.
Pats Peak review written Jul 21 2011 - 11:02 AM
 
Sara Advanced Snowboarder
small mtn. no problems on diamonds ,the help is great, the conditions are always good a great place
Pats Peak review written Feb 23 2011 - 05:19 PM
 
rich Intermediate Skier
Pats Peak is surprisingly fun and very affordable for a small mountain. My daughter has learned to ski well here under my tutelage & the midweek and Saturday nite POP tix are a great bargain!
Pats Peak review written Feb 19 2011 - 06:30 PM
 
Matt P Intermediate Skier
Althouth there isn' much vertical they do have a great variety of terrain for everyone. Believe all the comments on the kindness of the staff, there true. We started to get a bit bored towards 1-2 pm, a full day may be to much for some people.
Pats Peak review written Feb 08 2011 - 05:18 AM
 
Tom Advanced Skier
A great value at a great little mountain, especially when compared against nearby Sunapee, which is now charging an outrageous $68 for weekday lift tickets.
Pats Peak review written Jan 31 2011 - 07:30 AM
 
Christian Intermediate Skier
Pt's Peak is great. Not the biggest mountain, but everyone is friendly and it's never crowded even during school vacations. I never have to wait in a lift line which is a huge bummer for me. The conditions are always great, night skiing across the whole mountain, lots of different terrain, etc. How can you not love Pat's Peak for the quality and value?
Pats Peak review written Jan 28 2011 - 12:28 PM
 
Mike G Advanced Skier
Best conditions all season! Love that all the lifts go to the top. Easy to get around without a trail map. Nice wide, open trails. Great lodge, although typical of a ski area, the food is expensive.
Pats Peak review written Jan 25 2011 - 02:14 PM
 
Mona CB Intermediate Skier
Went last week, going again tomorrow. Pats Peak is great for skiers of all abilities.
Pats Peak review written Jan 24 2011 - 03:23 PM
 
Laura T. Beginner Skier
My family loves Pat's Peak. Great place for beginner skiers and families. We plan to go back again and again!
Pats Peak review written Jan 12 2011 - 07:58 PM
 
Reiko (non-skier) Beginner Skier
Pats has got a fun mountain with 3 sweet parks for any level rider.
Pats Peak review written Jan 10 2011 - 01:34 PM
 
kevbot Advanced Snowboarder
Lots of trails open- excellent day!
Pats Peak review written Jan 07 2011 - 02:34 PM
 
Amy B Intermediate Skier
Pats is the best with regards to service - it is all about the service. The day was windy and a little icy from the weekend freeze - but we had a great day out there on the slopes. If you have not been here - you are missing out!
Pats Peak review written Jan 05 2011 - 04:52 PM
 
Dav e Rusko Intermediate Skier
Great value and very friendly staff. Great conditions and totally good value. And very good chocolate chip cookies!
Pats Peak review written Dec 26 2010 - 05:31 PM
 
Todd Advanced Skier
1.5 hours from boston, best value for the money. the saturday nite POP is the best deal around.
Pats Peak review written Dec 26 2010 - 02:53 PM
 
Steve Advanced Skier
When you're at Pats Peak, you'd never know there has not been a significant snowfall. Very good conditions and very friendly staff. Ski FIS Race Trail! Great Run!!! See ya on the slopes!
Pats Peak review written Dec 25 2010 - 05:58 PM
 
Diane Advanced Skier
First time at Pats Peak, great place! People were super friendly and the trails (for a smaller ski hill) were nice and long and the conditions were awesome. Great family place too and the learning area looks to be perfect for those learning to ski!
Pats Peak review written Dec 24 2010 - 02:06 PM
 
Josh A. Intermediate Skier
My wife and I had a great time at Pat's Peak last Tuesday. It was one of the only mountains in New Hampshire to have all of its trails open on December 21st, and they were well groomed. They had some great beginner slopes, not much of a crowd, and a very friendly and helpful staff who really cared about your experience. I definitely recommend this mountain to people of all levels.
Pats Peak review written Dec 23 2010 - 07:57 PM
 
Dan B Beginner Skier
I have been skiing at Pat's Peak for 6 years now. This is a great small mountain for all skiers/boarders. They have a great park and a mini park for beginners. You can't beat their POP on Saturday nights $39 for rentals and lift tickets and tubing..best value for beginners. Check it out you won't be sorry....
Pats Peak review written Feb 25 2010 - 01:57 PM
 
Lee Intermediate Skier
I skied Pats Peak for the first time last season. It is great, because my friends are more advanced skiers than me, but we can "ski together" by riding the same lift. They skied the double blacks while I stayed on the greens and blues from the top of the mountain.
Pats Peak review written Nov 09 2009 - 11:36 AM
 
Stephanie L. Intermediate Skier

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