GLORIOUS WEEKEND AT AN AMAZING MOUNTAIN
by Liana Maraschiello with photos by Steve Kain

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My boyfriend Steve and I decided during President's week, to travel up to New Hampshire to Pats Peak. Upon arrival 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. Once 8:30am hit everyone was out the doors and ready to go.

Skiing:

Once it was 8:29am on Saturday, Steve was out the door and waiting online to take the ride up the Hurricane Triple chair. Once at the top he took the Breezeway trail. On this perfect 50 degree day, the snow 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 no wait, which helped enjoy the mountain even more. All of the trails were easy to navigate through. One of his favorite areas was the backside of the mountain, which had all the newer trails. He also loved the terrain 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 go wrong with bacon. After one bite I was in heaven, the bagel was nice a fresh, eggs were perfectly cooked, and the bacon was mouthwatering good. After eating I decided to try the famous Pats Peak World's Famous M&M cookie. This cookie definitely lived up to his name! At around 2pm we took a break for a few hours.

After a short nap we made our way back to the mountain for some night ski/snowboarding. Both of us have never been night skiing before and what better first time then Pats Peak. Pats Peak is the largest night skiing facilities in New Hampshire. They also offer POP Saturdays, which is one price and includes skiing/snowboarding, rentals, tubing, lesson tips and entertainment. This is one of the greatest experiences for beginners. Every single trail is lit up with lights. For anyone who has never done night skiing, I recommend going to Pats Peak for your first time. You will not be disappointed.

When we were done skiing/snowboarding we headed over to the Sled Pub for some dinner. We sat down and enjoyed a beer and ordered the personal pizza while listening to some great music.

Activities:

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 can look 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

learn.

Pats Peak Stats:

Base elevation: 690 feet

Summit elevation: 1,460 feet

Vertical drop: 770 feet

Trails:

Novice: 13 trails

Intermediate: 6 trails

Advance: 3 trails

Expert: 4 trails

Lifts: 11

Triples: 3

Doubles: 3

J-bar tows: 1

Beginner handle tows: 2

Carpet lift: 2

Uphill capacity: 12,125 skiers/riders per hour

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