Pats Peak 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.
There are numerous options to stay at Pats Peak around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Pats Peak 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, 0.1 square miles, or 0.4 square kilometers.
Pats Peak's slopes see on average 100 inches (2.5 meters) of snowfall a year.
Pats Peak Elevation
Pats Peak 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.
Pats Peak Difficulty Level
33.6out of 100
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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.
Skiable Terrain 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 a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 50% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 50%.
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.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
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 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 Location
Pats Peak is located in the state of New Hampshire, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Henniker, NH.
Henniker, NH 03242 USA
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Getting to Pats Peak
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Pats Peak), 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.
|Logan International Airport||BOS||Boston, MA||64 mi|
|Portland International Jetport||PWM||Portland, ME||70 mi|
|Theodore Francis Green State Airport||PVD||Providence, RI||102 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 Airport||MHT||Manchester, NH||19 mi|
|Portsmouth International at Pease Airport||PSM||Portsmouth, NH||38 mi|
|Lebanon Municipal Airport||LEB||Lebanon, NH||48 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Pats Peak, 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.
|Dartmouth Skiway||Concord, NH||1,943 ft||41%||0 mi|
|McIntyre Ski Area||Manchester, NH||510 ft||18%||15 mi|
|Crotched Mountain||Bennington, NH||2,066 ft||43%||22 mi|
|Ragged Mountain||Andover, NH||2,250 ft||44%||23 mi|
|Mount Sunapee||Newbury, NH||2,743 ft||45%||28 mi|
|Gunstock Mountain||Kingston, NH||2,267 ft||50%||31 mi|
|Ski Bradford||Haverhill, MA||1,548 ft||31%||40 mi|
|Loon Mountain||Lincoln, NH||3,050 ft||51%||49 mi|
|Nashoba Valley||Boxborough, MA||440 ft||37%||50 mi|
|Wachusett Mountain Ski Area||Princeton, MA||2,006 ft||41%||52 mi|
|King Pine Ski Area||Madison, NH||850 ft||17%||52 mi|
|Waterville Valley||Waterville Valley, NH||4,004 ft||50%||53 mi|
|Ski Butternut||Great Barrington, MA||1,800 ft||40%||56 mi|
|Ski Ward||Shrewsbury, MA||410 ft||25%||56 mi|
|Okemo Mountain||Ludlow, VT||3,344 ft||54%||60 mi|
|Magic Mountain||Londonderry, VT||2,850 ft||54%||61 mi|
|Cranmore Mountain||North Conway, NH||2,000 ft||41%||63 mi|
|Attitash||Bartlett, NH||2,350 ft||53%||64 mi|
|Cannon Mountain||Franconia, NH||4,080 ft||59%||66 mi|
|Stowe Mountain||West Halifax, VT||4,395 ft||59%||67 mi|
|Stratton Mountain||Winhall, VT||3,875 ft||47%||68 mi|
|Killington||Killington, VT||4,241 ft||70%||69 mi|
|Bromley Mountain||Peru, VT||3,284 ft||44%||69 mi|
|Shawnee Peak||Bridgton, ME||1,700 ft||44%||70 mi|
|Mount Snow||Somerset, VT||3,600 ft||47%||71 mi|
|Blue Hills Ski Area||Canton, MA||635 ft||24%||71 mi|
|Black Mountain||Jackson, NH||2,350 ft||45%||73 mi|
|Bretton Woods||Bretton Woods, NH||3,100 ft||54%||73 mi|
|Wildcat Mountain||Gorham, NH||4,062 ft||57%||76 mi|
|Pico Mountain||Mendon, VT||3,967 ft||57%||80 mi|
|Middlebury Snow Bowl||Hancock, VT||2,720 ft||40%||87 mi|
|Sugarbush||Warren, VT||4,083 ft||62%||90 mi|
|Lost Valley||Auburn, ME||495 ft||41%||90 mi|
|Mt. Abram||Greenwood, ME||2,001 ft||40%||92 mi|
|Sunday River||Bethel, ME||3,140 ft||57%||95 mi|
|Burke Mountain||East Burke, VT||3,267 ft||62%||96 mi|
|Jiminy Peak||Hancock, MA||2,380 ft||46%||99 mi|
|Blandford||Blandford, MA||1,685 ft||25%||99 mi|
Pats Peak Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,400 ft|
|Base Elevation||690 ft|
|Vertical Drop||710 ft|
(50% Beginner, 18% Intermediate, 32% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||100 inches|