Pats Peak in Henniker is planning a major capital improvement program will spend $1.5 million. The list of capital improvements for the 2018-2019 season include a compressor, additional energy-efficient snowmaking fan guns and towers, powerline upgrade, new rental equipment and continuing lodge expansion construction.
According to a statement, the new compressor will boost the air plant by 20 percent and allowing even more snow guns to run at warmer temperatures. A a new power line will deliver power to the snow guns. More water will be converted faster and more efficiently than ever before.
"We have added an enormous amount of snowmaking capacity over the past years and this year will make our snowmaking system even better with new snow guns and an upgraded power line will allow us to operate more at any given time," says General Manager, Kris Blomback.
The center A-frame that makes up the main base lodge will be under construction this season with work being done on the foundation and the underground utilities. Summer 2019 is when more of the work will continue to add onto the lodge. This expansion will feature an all new post and beam entrance, brand new bathrooms, an elevator, and additional seating.