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Pats Peak

The less crowded runs at Pats Peak offer the feeling of seclusion and serenity that many guests seek when visiting Northeastern ski resorts. With a little less than 100 acres of skiable land, this resort is not the largest resort in the region, but it is known around the state for its incredible grooming.

A Family Mountain—Quite Literally

In the early 1960s, the four Patenaude brothers were tired of traveling away from home to go skiing, so they just built their own ski resort, a place for family and friends to visit each winter season. Now, the more than 23 pristine trails and slopes provide a variety of runs for various ability levels, welcoming you and your family to learn the sport the Patenaude brothers enjoyed so much. This resort may be small, but it is definitely a gem in the world of New Hampshire skiing and snowboarding, offering some of the best riding and skiing in the state.

This resort is a great place for beginners to get their snow legs and 50 percent of the trails are dedicated to specifically to them. Expert skiers will find plenty of runs as well, with 14 percent dedicated to advanced skiers, and 18 percent for experts only. Additionally, there are three terrain parks available to snowboarders and freestyle skiers of all experience levels. The parks are constantly being remodeled and changed, so there are always new challenges. Learn more about the Ski Experience and Snowboarding Zone by reading more.

Off the Slopes

Lodging options in the area are not hard to come by and many promote great ski and stay deals throughout the winter season. From reliable chain hotels and motels to historic inns, romantic b&b’s, or spacious vacation condominiums, the area has the accommodations to suit a range of tastes and budgets. Check out the numerous restaurants in the area and on the slopes that offer dining discounts to help guests save even more money when going out. There are plenty of options in the greater Henniker area. The Idlewild North Steakhouse is located right at the base of the mountain, and serves up the hearty meals that skiers and boarders need after a serious day on the slopes. The town has plenty of options such as Country Spirit Restaurant and the Tavern has excellent bar food, while Western Ave Pizzeria dishes out some of the tastiest pizza in all of New Hampshire.

Getting Here

Manchester’s small airport is only 40 minutes away, while Boston’s airport is about 90 minutes away. Two highways, I-93 and I-89, provide nearly direct access to the peak.

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