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Enhancements For The Upcoming 2023-2024 Winter Season

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Media Contact:
Lori Rowell, Director of Marketing
Pats Peak Ski Area
Henniker, NH 03242
(603) 428-3245, ext. 108
[email protected]


Henniker, NH, August 15, 2023 – For the 2023-2024 season Pats Peak, a leading provider of exceptional skiing experiences, is thrilled to announce a series of exciting capital improvements. These enhancements are part of an ongoing commitment to providing guests with unparalleled skiing and snowboarding experiences. These capital improvements demonstrate their dedication to providing a world-class experience for both seasoned skiers and first-time visitors, ensuring that Pats Peak remains a premier destination for winter adventure.

“These thrilling capital improvements are currently in progress, with the majority scheduled for completion before the start of the upcoming ski season. While our mountain operations building remains a multi-year project, we eagerly anticipate welcoming our guests to enjoy the enhanced offerings and forge cherished memories on the slopes of Pats Peak,” remarked General Manager Kris Blomback.

The upcoming capital improvements are designed to enhance every aspect of the Pats Peak experience, from the moment visitors arrive until the last exhilarating run down the slopes. The key enhancements include:

  • A Transformed Alpine Training Center: The Alpine Training Center, a hub for over 150 Pats Peak Ski Team Racers, receives an interior facelift with all new carpets, furnishings, lighting, bathroom, layout, and energy efficiency upgrades. This renovated space is the perfect meeting point and provides convenient storage for the Pats Peak Ski Team’s racing needs.
  • Pats Peak Ski Team Training Advancements: The Pats Peak Ski Team will have an elevated training experience with a brand-new Race Training Area. This training area will have snowmaking capabilities, night lighting for evening training sessions, and the integration of three dedicated training lanes. Additionally, a specially designed smaller trail, nestled in the woods near the training lanes, will cater to intensive drills.
  • State-of-the-Art Mountain Operations Facility: A new 6-bay mountain operations facility will bring state-of-the-art capabilities to the Mountain Operations Team. This transformative multi-year project is to replace a 60-year-old outdated wooden structure. This energy-efficient and modern building will serve as the new facility to support their operations team, covering a spacious 12,000 square feet.
  • New 300KW Generator for Mountain Base Area Operations: The new generator, with its advanced capabilities and robust performance, will significantly bolster their ability to deliver seamless operations across all aspects of the ski area’s base area operations. The new generator offers a substantial increase in power capacity, ensuring uninterrupted operation of vital infrastructure. As part of their commitment to sustainability, the new generator incorporates energy-efficient technologies that optimize fuel consumption and reduce emissions.
  • Upgraded Snowmaking Technology: Pats Peak’s commitment to superior snow quality will be further reinforced through the implementation of cutting-edge and energy-efficient snowmaking technology on FIS Race Trail to make snow faster for race athletes. These enhancements will provide exceptional snow conditions throughout the season, ensuring optimal skiing and riding experiences.
  • Optimal Night Visibility: The East Wind trail will receive a night lighting facelift with all new poles, wires, and LED lights. The new lighting system on the East Wind trail is designed to optimize visibility on the ski trail with strategically positioned lights along the trails. Skiers can enjoy improved visibility of their surroundings, enabling them to navigate the slopes with confidence and ease. Energy-efficient LED lighting technology has been implemented in this new lighting system, reducing power consumption, and minimizing their carbon footprint without compromising the quality of illumination.
  • Advanced Technology of New Rental Equipment: The addition of over 400 pairs of new skis, 500 pairs of boots and 200 snowboards for the Starting Gate Rental Shop further elevates the enjoyment for their guests’ skiing and snowboarding adventures. These new skis and snowboards offer cutting-edge technology, ensuring an unforgettable experience on the slopes. Pats Peak understands that the right equipment is crucial to enhancing the skiing experience for both seasoned enthusiasts and beginners alike.
  • Enhanced Illumination in the Parking Lot: New parking lot lighting will provide a better experience and a new level of convenience and safety as upgraded lighting enhances visibility and promotes a safe environment for their valued guests.
  • Enhanced Dining and Hospitality: Pats Peak understands that a great ski experience extends beyond the slopes. To that end, they are upgrading their outdoor food pick-up area to provide faster and more efficient service.

“We consider ourselves extremely fortunate to enjoy a strong partnership and receive steadfast support from the mountain. The Ski Team had a lot of success last season with the highest number of athletes ever qualifying for the NH State Championship. Further adding to our accomplishments, an athlete even attained qualification for the Can-Am’s—a milestone that had never been attained in the history of the Pats Peak Ski Team. These improvements are the first phase of a multi-year development and commitment to expanding and renovating our race programming.  This new training terrain, complete with night lighting,  will help us build on our successes.  Dovetail the on-mountain improvements with a renovated and expanded Alpine Training Center and we are in a prime position to elevate our athletes to even greater heights,” states Robbie Holland, Director of the Pats Peak Ski Team.

Pats Peak Season Passes provide outstanding value for guests who ski or ride frequently. Pats Peak offers 100% snowmaking, one of the earliest to open ski area in southern NH, night skiing featuring NH’s only beginner run off the summit-open both day and night, 11 lifts with tremendous uphill lift capacity and base lodges designed with skiers and riders in mind.

Skiers/Riders can lock in the Early Season Rate for 2023-2024 Pats Peak Season Passes by September 6, 2023. Pats Peak Season Pass Holders receive additional benefits including up to 50% off lift tickets at other mountains and a “Bring-A-Friend” benefit for discounted Pats Peak lift tickets. More information on season passes and how to order can be found online at www.patspeak.com.

Pats Peak Season Pass rates remain affordable to allow individuals and families to spend more time on the slopes without financial burdens. The average adult who purchases a weekend lift ticket six times, would be paying about the same as the price of an Unlimited Season Pass.