My boyfriend Steve and I decided during President’s week, to travel up to New Hampshire to Pats Peak. Uponarrival we were greeted by many wonderful people, including Lori the Director of Marketing and Sales.
We picked up our lift tickets for the day and started getting ready to go conquer the mountain. Once8:30am hit everyone was out the doors and ready to go.
Once it was 8:29am on Saturday, Steve was out the door and waiting online to take the ride up theHurricane Triple chair. Once at the top he took the Breezeway trail. On this perfect 50 degree day, thesnow was perfect and very well groomed. When he got to the bottom he had to go straight back up, this
time he got the Lower East Wind trail. All the lift lines were very well organized and were little to nowait, which helped enjoy the mountain even more. All of the trails were easy to navigate through. Oneof his favorite areas was the backside of the mountain, which had all the newer trails. He also loved theterrain parks
Before snowboarding I stopped at the Tradewinds Café for some breakfast. I ordered the Egg Mcguy,which is a bagel with egg cheese and your choice of meat. Being me, I choose bacon. You can never gowrong with bacon. After one bite I was in heaven, the bagel was nice a fresh, eggs were perfectlycooked, and the bacon was mouthwatering good. After eating I decided to try the famous Pats PeakWorld’s Famous M&M cookie. This cookie definitely lived up to his name! At around 2pm we took abreak for a few hours.
After a short nap we made our way back to the mountain for some night ski/snowboarding. Both of ushave never been night skiing before and what better first time then Pats Peak. Pats Peak is the largestnight skiing facilities in New Hampshire. They also offer POP Saturdays, which is one price and includesskiing/snowboarding, rentals, tubing, lesson tips and entertainment. This is one of the greatestexperiences for beginners. Every single trail is lit up with lights. For anyone who has never done nightskiing, I recommend going to Pats Peak for your first time. You will not be disappointed.
When we weredone skiing/snowboarding we headed over to the Sled Pub for some dinner. We sat down and enjoyed abeer and ordered the personal pizza while listening to some great music.
Pats Peak has the biggest snowtubing track I have ever seen. This area has 4 lanes that are 600 feet long.In order to get up to the top of the tubing area you must take the tubing tow. Once at the top you canlook to the left and see part of Turbulence Park at Valley.
About Pats Peak:
For all you beginner skiers and snowboarders out there, Pats Peak is one of the states most accessible
learn-to-ski- and- snowboard mountains. Beginners have three different area designed for them to
Pats Peak Stats:
Base elevation: 690 feet
Summit elevation: 1,460 feet
Vertical drop: 770 feet
Novice: 13 trails
Intermediate: 6 trails
Advance: 3 trails
Expert: 4 trails
J-bar tows: 1
Beginner handle tows: 2
Carpet lift: 2
Uphill capacity: 12,125 skiers/riders per hour