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Ski NH recognizes owners of Pats Peak Ski Area

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HENNIKER, N.H. (AP) - The longtime owners of Pats Peak Ski Area are being recognized for their contributions to New Hampshire's skiing and snowboarding industry.

Wayne and Sally Patenaude started Pats Peak 50 years ago - making it the longest continuously operated ski area run by the same owners.

The Henniker ski area was the first in the state to have snowmaking in the early 1960s and added night skiing in 1967.

Pats Peak is expanding this summer, with the installation of a new triple chairlift and addition of four new trails and a glade.

Ski NH is giving the Patenaudes the award named for the late H.H. "Bill" Whitney, who owned Black Mountain Ski Area in Jackson.

Whitney is credited with creating one of the first overhead ski lifts in the East.

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