Pats Peak, like most non-destination ski areas, depends on the two major holiday weeks for a considerable chunk of its seasonal business, and so operators there are thrilled at the conditions heading into this year's Presidents Week school vacation.

Pats Peak's Lori Rowell says the area has received more than 4 feet of natural snow, snowmaking operations are ongoing, and 100 percent of the area's terrain is open.

"Skiers and riders can hit the slopes day and night and enjoy gladed skiing, three terrain parks, and lots of trails for beginners, intermediates and experts," Rowell says.

She says the area's Snow Tubing Park is open and guests can buy two- or four-hour tickets.

Pats Peak has a Pay One Price special Saturdays, when lift tickets cost $42 and offer access to skiing and riding 3 to 10 p.m. and snow tubing 5 to 10 p.m.

The area's NASTAR course is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day of Presidents Week.

The 11th annual Childhood Cancer Lifeline Weekend is Feb . 26-27, when the area helps raise money to support New Hampshire families with children diagnosed with cancer.

Pats Peak has 22 trails for day and night skiing/riding, seven gladed areas, three terrain parks, a snow tubing park, 10 high-capacity lifts, 100 percent snowmaking, and some of the most challenging skiing in Southern New Hampshire.

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