Southwest of Concord and southeast of Henniker, the Pats Peak ski area has 27 trails served by 9 lifts accessing a maximum vertical descent of 710 feet. There are also seven gladed areas for riders to explore. At this small family-friendly ski area, the best Pats Peak snowboarding can be found during the months of January and February.
Pats Peak Ski Area is known for its 100% snowmaking capability and 100% night skiing capability. On powder days, make sure to check out Twister and then duck into the woods and try the abandoned West Wind Trail.
Pats Peak has expanded into Cascade Basin with a new triple chairlift and four new runs. These runs are on an east facing slope for nice sunny skiing. There is plenty of snow making in Cascade Basin, and there is a new gladed section to check out.
For the freestyle snowboarders in your crew, Pats Peak has three terrain parks to session. The Turbulence Park is located on the Valley Slope run and has 15 features including rails, boxes, spines and jumps. The F5 Terrain Park is located on the Knight Slopes run and offers more advanced features including jumps, rails and a wave track (only open on weekends). For the junior groms, the Microburst MiniPark has smaller boxes, rails and jumps for a total of 6-10 features.
To reach the snowboarding at Pats Peak from Concord, head north on US89 to Exit #5. Head west on US202 for 7.4 miles. Turn left heading south on SR114 through Henniker for 2.7 miles. Turn right heading west on Flanders Road for 0.4 miles. Turn left into main parking area. Pats Peak ski area is located at 686 Flanders Road in Henniker.
PRO TIP: The base area does not have any lodging options, so you'll need to head elsewhere. Also, there isn't much of an apres ski scene either.
Overall, Pats Peak is the 14th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 19 snowboarding resorts in New Hampshire.
Local Contacts: Pats Peak Ski Area (603) 428-3245; NH Tourism (800) 88SKI-NH.
Best Season: Jan - Feb
Average Difficulty: Easy
Base Camp: Henniker Motel
Luxury Loding: Highland Lake Inn, East Andover
Breakfast Restaurant: St Georges Cafe, Henniker
Reference Source: click here https://www.patspeak.com/
PDF Map: click here
GPS: 43.162849, -71.796814
Date Published: 12/28/2015
Date Updated: 10/31/2019
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