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Chandler Pelletier Scholarship

Pats Peak is collecting donations for a scholarship fund that has been created to honor Chandler’s memory.

You can use the options below to make a donation. If you’d like, you can choose more than one of a dollar amount to equal the amount you’d like to donate.


On Wednesday, March 23, 2022 our friend, Chandler Pelletier, 29 years old, left us doing what he loved. Chandler died suddenly while snowboarding out west. His death was ruled of natural causes linked to his young childhood experience with a brain tumor. Chandler and his entire family are integral parts of the Pats Peak family. All of them have had varying roles at the ski area and his dad, Guy, has been our Director of Culinary Services for the last 20 plus years. We got to know Chandler when he was just a wee little one along with his siblings; Cameron and Chantelle. If there was a poster family of what we are all about: Family Pelletier is it. Chandler stepped on a snowboard at the age of eight; right here at Pats Peak. Passion was Chandler’s play and his love of all things snow was paramount. He started off as an apprentice in our ski school and slowly, steady and with determined resolve earned snowboarding credentials that brought him to the top of the teaching pyramid. It was best said that his skill set was the equivalent of “poetry on a board”. His enthusiasm for snowboarding and life in general were what set Chandler apart. He was always willing to try the newest thing or go someplace new – all in service to “what’s the next best thing”. There is a hole in the Pats Peak family. He is missed by many.

Chandler’s successes in his all too short life were remarkable given the odds he faced. He survived a recurrent brain tumor, and attained academic and career goals considered unlikely. His effort, his drive to do well and willingness to work hard, coupled with the support of people who believed in him, contributed to his success. His pursuit for his own education and his love for teaching others has had a profound effect on others around him. Chandler’s friends and family hope this scholarship will provide others who share his passion for snowsports the opportunity and support, so that with their effort, they too may advance their education and certification as a snowsports instructor.