History of Pats Peak
Pats Peak Ski Area, located in the only Henniker on Earth, is a 50 year old legend in New Hampshire. The Patenaude brothers combined Yankee ingenuity with the several businesses owned in the family to hand fashion a ski area.
Back in 1962, the four Patenaude brothers spent a lot of time skiing. They also spent a lot of time standing in lift lines. So they decided to go home to Henniker and build their own ski mountain. Pats Peak remains today what it was decades ago: a first-name place where friends and families return every season. It's where you can feel safe letting your kids roam the mountain, then letting yourself go on challenging terrain.
The Pats Peak Lodges are built from lumber cut from the mountain that was owned by their father, Merle Patenaude. Beams 30 feet long were hewn at the family's sawmill. Construction of the main lodge began in the spring of 1962 by the four Patenaude brothers, friends, and family. The Peak Chair 1961 Model was built on our slopes in Fall of 1962 for opening in 1963.