During the day it is a fine place to ski, but at night under the orange glow of the vapor lights it is magic! The warm temps made the snow soft but not icy. Save time and money when you buy your Pats Peak lift tickets in advance on Liftopia. There is also a rope tow in one of the terrain parks.[2][1]. 0. See an overview of the current Pats Peak weather, including high and low temperatures for the day and wind mph at the base and summit of the mountain. With much of the initial terrain steep in nature, the novice Valley area was opened for 1963 … Sure, there are the trash cans under some of the lift lines with targets for cans of… soda? Pats Peak - 01/24/11 - AZ Race Night #4. Pats Peak Friday, December 18, 2020: Submitted on December 18, 2020 by nordicgal (584) Session: Morning: Ticket Type: Season Pass: Lift Lines: 0 minutes: Trail Conditions: 50% open; Packed Powder, Powder: Glades: Not yet they put up orange signs on poles telling us it's closed. I hope you have all registered. Limited Quantities, Book Now! Check out Corporate Programs section or call 1-888-PATS PEAK, ext. Posted March 13, 2008 November 17, 2009 Steve Leave a comment Posted in 2007-2008 Season, March, Pats Peak, Racing King of the Hill is the final race night for the adult corporate race league. The terrain was well spaced with most of the beginner terrain on the far edges of the area and the steeper stuff in the middle. 15 May 2011. Here the runs are short, the lifts slow, the crowds are light (or at the bar), and soft snow awaits. See you Saturday. This is part of the joy and magic of night skiing! We have 2 young skiers and it worked out great for us. *pricing and updates subject to changes at any time. They also have live music, bar promotions and bonfires outside on the slopes. Probally would of done better if they named the trails after Patriots, Going Further Afield: Pats Peak - the King of Night Skiing in Southern New Hampshire. Overall I found that given the layout, I could explore the mountain easily. Saturday we will train SL as we prepare for our final home race of the season. But overall Pats Peak is very family oriented with lots of beginner’s terrain and a large snow tubing area. Sure, there is nothing like a blue bird day at a big resort when the skies are clear and the snow is good. The new Peak Triple was formerly the Snowdance Triple at Ascutney Mountain Resort in Vermont. Pats Peak is one of the state’s most accessible "Learn To Ski and Snowboard" mountains. It has been owned continuously by the Patenaude family since it opened, with three of the original owners selling their parts of the land to the fourth. From three separate beginner areas to the only ski area in the state to boast two F.I.S. Lori Rowell, Director of Marketing and Sales at Pats Peak Ski Area in Henniker, New Hampshire, took the AlpineZone Ski Area Challenge and provided the following responses on 8/29/2007: Bob R: First, I want to thank you for being one of the 1st resorts to work with us on AZ discounts. Sometimes almost magical. Better yet, on Saturday nights they run a one price promotion: $49 for lift ticket, lessons, rentals and even snow tubing! [2] The mountain contains two or three (depending on conditions) terrain parks, and nine official glades. Located 30 minutes from southern New Hampshire metropolitan areas. Corporate Ticket Discounts. Four trails for the most advanced members of the family comprise the terrain in the middle part of the mountain. The story goes that the Patenaude brothers, strong skiers in their own right, decided they could ski more if they built their own ski area. Pats Peak Ski Area is known for its 100% snowmaking capability and 100% night skiing capability. Check out our Group Sales section or call 1-888-PATS PEAK, ext. Scroll to the right to see Pats Peak weather forecasts and wind for the next seven days. Coach Scott and Coach Bob. The cost covers skiing, snowboarding, snowtubing, lesson … Introduction Pats Peak is a popular local ski area serving southern New Hampshire. Joined Apr 28, 2004 Messages 5,488 Points 38 Location flatlands of Mass. They opened the ski area in 1963 with 6 trails and three lifts. Ski racing is a big deal in New England. There is a dedicated beginner slope right in the middle of the base area, free from other ski/ride traffic. Lines … Pats Peak is an independent alpine ski resort located in Henniker, New Hampshire, in the United States. LATEST NEWS Everyone's safety is our #1 priority! Some airlines ban passengers from future flights if they refuse to wear a mask. 106 (1-888-728-7732) for information. Good snow-making and very good expert trails as well as beginner level. One down side is the chair lifts need a little upgrading. However, it is large enough to be entertaining. The trail network is 50% novice, 21% intermediate, 12% advanced, and 17% expert. Pats Peak has 100 percent of its trails lit for night skiing/ riding, complete with the longest lit top-to-bottom beginner run in New Hampshire. Distance is 5 miles. August 11th, 2004 Pat's 4th Pikes Peak Hike The Christmas Newsletter, 2004 The Christmas Newsletter, 2002 Thread starter hammer; Start date Jan 25, 2011; Jan 25, 2011 #1 hammer Active member. Distance is 5 miles. Created Date: 5/4/2014 8:53:05 PM You will do two laps of the following course. Named Cascade Basin, it includes a triple chair lift, covering 370 vertical feet. Pats Peak is in its 50th consecutive ski and snowboard season under the same family ownership. While blue bird days are best spent at the big name resorts exploring big terrain, night skiing is best at the small hills. 106 (1-888-728-7732) for group reservations. However, night skiing under the lights, when the conditions are good (and you remember to change your goggle lens) can be just as enjoyable. Through Jan. 6, 2021, Alaska is blocking middle seats. Please read our Health and Safety page for ways we are working to make your experience better and safer for the 2020/2021 winter season. Located just 90 minutes from Boston, Pats Peak is a family-run affair. This was the first week that the course was set up on Twister. I was able to do some great laps off the Vortex lift (a fast-moving, experts-only double that is normally for ski racers) on Twister, Hurricane and the F.I.S Race Trail. It was a great vibe. Winter Wild Pats Peak 4M. Lincoln, NH. Pats Peak has expanded into Cascade Basin with a … The night I skied it was a balmy 38 degrees and the snow was as soft as the lighting. Course is counter clockwise up Puff (Green) to Twister (Black) and down Breeze - Zepher - Blast (All Green) Lets Move course is 1 Lap and not 2. It is roughly a 90-minute drive from Boston, Massachusetts.The four Patenaude brothers bought the original 200acre plot of land for the Peak from their father, Merle Patenaude. Pats Peak ski area opened on January 5, 1963, supported by a lift network consisting of a double chairlift, a T-Bar, and a rope tow. The ski area opened in 1963 and has a vertical drop of 770ft. [3], "NewEnglandSkiHistory.com: Pats Peak - Cascade Basin", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Pats_Peak&oldid=936695601, Buildings and structures in Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Tourist attractions in Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 20 January 2020, at 12:35. This is not part of the regular season and is a special race following the … The plan is two courses on Twister for The race. The team mostly is coached by volunteers. Pats Peak is an independent alpine ski resort located in Henniker, New Hampshire, in the United States. Pats Peak, Henniker, NH - Feb 9: Categories Open Category (Micro-spikes, running shoes, snowshoes, yaxtrax, etc) Track Skis (lightweight skating/diagonal gear) Heavy Metal/ Telemark (alpine skis, randonee bindings, plastic boots/ full metal edged skis with a 3-pin or cable binding) race trails, we’ll introduce you and your kids to the best way of celebrating winter. Dec. 1st is a day 6 and a Twister music day Dec. 2nd is a day 1 and a Cyclone/Hurricane music day Dec. 3rd is a day 2 and a Nor'Easter music day Dec. 4th is a day 3 and a Tornado music day ***** The Safe Sitter course is a two day training program for boys and girls in grades 6-8. The lifts are old-school, fixed doubles and triples with one of the triples having a moving carpet-type loader. You will do two laps of the following course. Pats Peak is an independent alpine ski resort located in Henniker, New Hampshire, in the United States. Pats Peak is home to its own racing academy, and draws students from the nearby New Hampton prep school and New England College to tear down the mountain. Well we are heading into our final weekend at the Peak. Plan out your day before heading to Pats Peak or navigate the mountain while you're at the resort with the latest Pats Peak trail maps. Get Great Deals for 250 Resorts Like Pats Peak When You Buy in Advance. Convenient & easy to use. And, Pats isn’t the steepest mountain out there, right? Pats Peak will offer a program this winter on Saturday nights. As I skied the F.I.S Race Trail I saw the debris from the day’s races. Live customer support. Obviously, we can’t miss a chance like this! Discover "The Other Season of Pats Peak", a Full-Service Banquet Center, hosting weddings company meetings, reunions, parties, bat/bar mitzvahs, proms and more. The ski area opened in 1963 and has a vertical drop of 770 feet (230 m). Tornado, Hurricane, Vortex, and the F.I.S. SL U806/11/11. The lines where short and well managed and I waited under a minute each time. ... Duster, Squall Line, Cyclone, and Twister provide increasing levels of challenge to those who like to cruise. So they purchased a plot of land from their father and went to work. I was able to do some great laps off the Vortex lift (a fast-moving, experts-only double that is normally for ski racers) on Twister, Hurricane and the F.I.S Race Trail. Surprisingly, the name has nothing to do with the football team or the Revolutionary history in the area. With a friend about 2 miles from Pats (otherwise known as “free lodging”), it seemed like a good way to start. [2] Ski magazine said it has the best slalom skiing terrain in New Hampshire (FIS Race Trail, Expert). Pats Peak Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics. Scott Martineau almost 2 years ago. However, it is large enough to be entertaining. He has written several articles on the many small hills he has sought out. Course is counter clockwise up Puff (Green) to Twister (Black) and down Breeze - Zepher - Blast (All … Mostly, the whole area is well lit but there are still some dark passages when the chairs travel through the woods, as well as some dark spots along the runs. Robbie Allen is an avid small hill skier. Mobile ticket friendly. Pats Peak has a trail system that will appeal to someone learning for the first time. It is the kind of place where you run into the family dog, a golden named Roxy, in the front office. On a Saturday night in southern New Hampshire Pats Peak is the place to be! [1], The four Patenaude brothers bought the original 200-acre (0.81 km2) plot of land for the Peak from their father, Merle Patenaude. During the peak season they offer night skiing on most of their terrain six days per week. Today, Pats Peaks has 28 trail and 11 lifts! Boasting a mere 770 vertical feet of drop, Pats Peak is not the place to rack up big vertical. Most trails are named after winds, with names such as Cyclone, Hurricane, Twister and Tornado. For the Pats Peak race, kids could do one lap or two, and many did the whole race). Twister SL Homologation Pats Peak Medical Plan This website is powered by SportsEngine's Sports Relationship Management (SRM) software, but is owned by and subject to the Pats Peak … [2][1], Pats Peak has six chairlifts: the Hurricane Triple, Cascade Basin Triple, Turbulence Triple, Peak Triple, Vortex Double, and Valley Double The ski area also has a beginners slope with a handle tow and a Magic Carpet, and a larger beginner slope with the Bluster Carpet, the longest magic carpet in New Hampshire. On powder days, make sure to check out Twister and then duck into the woods and try the abandoned West Wind Trail. Pay one price of $49 for access to everything. The team encompasses J6, J5, J4, J3, J2, and J1 age groups. In the 2013-14 season, Pats Peak opened an expansion on an unnamed peak next to Craney Hill. 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