Pats Peak Ski Resort

Pats Peak Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of New Hampshire in USA. The resort is in the town of Henniker, NH. We recently ranked all of New Hampshire's ski resorts, so you can see where Pats Peak stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Pats Peak is a part of the INDY Ski Pass system. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the group.

Pats Peak Lodging:

Pats Peak Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Pats Peak has a total of 23 ski trails, which are serviced by 10 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Pats Peak is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 90 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 36 hectares, 0 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
90(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Pats Peak Ski Resort Elevation

Pats Peak Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 1,400 feet, or 427 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 690 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 710 feet (216 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Pats Peak has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
1,400'(427 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
710'(216 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
690'(210 m)

Pats Peak Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
32.3out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Pats Peak can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 50% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Pats Peak has 90 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Pats Peak is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 50% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 50%.
50%(45 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
18%(16 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
32%(29 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Pats Peak Ski Resort good for beginners?

Pats Peak can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 50% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Pats Peak Ski Resort Location

Pats Peak Ski Resort is located in the state of New Hampshire, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Henniker, NH.

Henniker, NH 03242 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
43.20000, -71.56000

Getting to Pats Peak Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Pats Peak Ski Resort), its coordinates of 43.20000, -71.56000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Henniker, NH to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Pats Peak Ski Resort.

Logan International AirportBOSBoston, MA64 mi
Portland International JetportPWMPortland, ME70 mi
Theodore Francis Green State AirportPVDProvidence, RI102 mi

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Pats Peak.

Manchester-Boston Regional AirportMHTManchester, NH19 mi
Portsmouth International at Pease AirportPSMPortsmouth, NH38 mi
Lebanon Municipal AirportLEBLebanon, NH48 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Pats Peak Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Pats Peak Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Dartmouth SkiwayConcord, NH1,943 ft39%0 mi
Crotched MountainBennington, NH2,066 ft41%22 mi
Ragged MountainAndover, NH2,250 ft42%23 mi
Mount SunapeeNewbury, NH2,743 ft44%28 mi
GunstockKingston, NH2,300 ft47%31 mi
Ski BradfordHaverhill, MA1,548 ft29%40 mi
Loon MountainFreedom, NH3,050 ft50%49 mi
Nashoba ValleyBoxborough, MA440 ft36%50 mi
Wachusett MountainPrinceton, MA2,006 ft40%52 mi
Waterville ValleyWaterville Valley, NH4,004 ft49%53 mi
Ski WardShrewsbury, MA410 ft24%56 mi
Ski ButternutGreat Barrington, MA1,800 ft38%56 mi
Bousquet MountainSudbury, MA1,875 ft37%56 mi
Okemo MountainLudlow, VT3,344 ft52%60 mi
Magic MountainLondonderry, VT2,850 ft52%61 mi
Cranmore MountainNorth Conway, NH2,000 ft39%63 mi
AttitashBartlett, NH2,350 ft51%64 mi
Cannon MountainFranconia, NH4,080 ft57%66 mi
Stowe MountainWest Halifax, VT4,395 ft57%67 mi
Stratton MountainWinhall, VT3,875 ft45%68 mi
KillingtonKillington, VT4,241 ft68%69 mi
Bromley MountainPeru, VT3,284 ft42%69 mi
Shawnee PeakBridgton, ME1,700 ft42%70 mi
Mount SnowSomerset, VT3,600 ft44%71 mi
Blue Hills Ski AreaCanton, MA635 ft23%71 mi
Black MountainJackson, NH2,350 ft43%73 mi
Bretton WoodsBretton Woods, NH3,100 ft52%73 mi
Wildcat MountainGorham, NH4,062 ft55%76 mi
Pico MountainMendon, VT3,967 ft53%80 mi
SugarbushWarren, VT4,083 ft60%90 mi
Lost ValleyAuburn, ME495 ft39%90 mi
Mt. AbramGreenwood, ME2,001 ft38%92 mi
Sunday RiverBethel, ME3,140 ft55%95 mi
Burke MountainEast Burke, VT3,267 ft60%96 mi
Jiminy PeakHancock, MA2,380 ft44%99 mi
BlandfordBlandford, MA1,685 ft24%99 mi

Pats Peak Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation1,400 ft
Base Elevation690 ft
Vertical Drop710 ft
(50% Beginner,  18% Intermediate,  32% Expert)
Skiable Acres90
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Pats Peak Ski Resort Mountain Stats