Pats Peak - New England College

All NEC students ski and snowboard for FREE

Whether you’re a skier, snowboarder, or tuber or just want to enjoy the fresh mountain air and beautiful scenery of the great outdoors, NEC students get to enjoy free skiing and snowboarding at Pats Peak with their student ID. We also host a variety of events at the ski area, and it’s home to our NCAA alpine skiing team.

 

 

New Hampshire IS a playground!

Free snow sports is just the start of it. River access on campus for fishing, kayaking, and canoeing, mountain biking, rock climbing, surfing and so much more is all within reach at NEC. So when you come to NEC, you not only join an inclusive community, you also get to play outside as much as you can handle, both inside and outside of class. Because we believe the best way to learn is to get out and live it.  Learn more about free snow sports and everything else we have to offer by reaching out to admission@nec.edu or apply today!

About Pats Peak

28 TRAILS & SLOPES WITH 9 GLADED AREAS

Most trails are named after winds.

  • Novice 50% (14 trails)
  • Intermediate 21% (6 trails)
  • Advanced 12% (3 trails)
  • Expert 17% (5 trails)

11 LIFTS

  • 4 Triple Chair Lifts
  • 2 Double Chair Lifts
  • 1 J-Bar Tow
  • 1 Beginner Handle Tow
  • 1 Park Handle Tow
  • 2 Carpet lifts

MOUNTAIN STATS

  • Summit Elevation: 1,460 feet
  • Base Elevation: 690 feet
  • Vertical Drop: 770 feet
  • One of the highest capacity computer controlled snowmaking systems per acre in the Northeast. 100% snowmaking coverage guarantees great conditions all season long.
  • Easiest run from the summit: Breeze to Zephyr to Blast
  • Longest run: 1.5 miles Breeze/Zephyr/Squall Line
  • 3 separate beginner areas with their own lifts.
  • F.I.S. race trail and race facilities on Twister.
  • Terrain Parks with features of all sizes, for all abilities.
  • Some of the longest and steepest pitches in Southern New Hampshire.
  • Blast is the only novice runs off the summit in all of southern New Hampshire.

NIGHT SKIING

Pats Peak offers the most diverse terrain for night skiing in northern New England with the only beginner run in the state open day and night! Whether it’s after work or after school, head to Pats Peak to relax on the slopes and enjoy 100% of the main mountain is lit for night skiing. Pats Peak has the most lit double diamond terrain and glades in Northern New England! Night skiing starting December 26th on 100% of the main mountain – beginner through expert.

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