Logo   Pats Peak Ski Area, Henniker NH
Friendly, local, un-condoized, an easy drive from Boston MA or Manchester NH.



Convenient, friendly, close to the big cities of Boston MA and Manchester NH (map), Pats Peak is another of those nice New Hampshire ski areas that are not surrounded by condominium developments.

This is both a boon and a bane.

It means that most of the skiers are more or less local, coming from within an hour's drive. It also means that if you would like to come for a longer time, you'll have to look for lodgings elsewhere.

Pats Peak offers 22 trails and slopes (7 gladed) served by 10 lifts: 2 triple chairs, 3 double chairs, a J-bar, 2 handle tows and a carpet lift. The vertical drop is 710 feet (216 meters) from the 1400-foot (427-meter) summit.

Half the trails are rated as Beginner, 4 are Intermediate, 3 Advanced, and 4 Expert. The longest run is 1.5 miles (2.4 km). Significantly, there's a Beginner run right from the summit, as well as an illuminated run from the summit which makes night skiing lots more fun.

Three terrain parks keep snowboarders of all abilities happy and well occupied.

Snowmaking covers 100% of the trails.

The Ski & Snowboard Shop provides equipment sales and rentals, the cafeterias and Sled Pub keep you nourished, and the Wifi is free.

Children's programs and ski and snowboard lessons are always available. Snow tubing is offered on may weekends and school holidays.

Entertainment Tours runs day-excursion ski tour buses to Pats Peak on Saturdays during ski season. See my Transport to New England Ski Resorts page for more.

Pats Peak Ski Area
24 Flanders Road (map)
PO Box 2448
Henniker, NH 03242
Tel: 888-728-7732 (888-PATS-PEAK) or 603-428-3245

—by Tom Brosnahan

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Pats Peak Ski Area, Henniker NH

Above, Pats Peak really is a peak!

Below, fun for all ages.

Pats Peak Ski Area, Henniker NH



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