Pats Peak Ski Patrol Recognized for Outstanding Ski Patrol

By AlpineZone News |
Jun 11 2012 - 01:14 PM

Henniker, NH, May 24, 2012 – Pats Peak, New Hampshire’s premier snowsports destination, is proud to announce that the Pats Peak Ski Patrol has been recognized by the Eastern Division New Hampshire Region of the National Ski Patrol as the 2012 Outstanding Ski Patrol. Pats Peak Ski Patrol was also received two national certificates of Appreciation for hosting numerous Outdoor Emergency Care and Ski & Toboggan events this past season.

Pats Peak Patrollers also received individual awards. Ben Durak received the New Hampshire Outstanding Alpine Patroller Award. The New Hampshire Outstanding Student Patroller was awarded to Kaitlin Henry. She was also selected Outstanding Student patroller for the Eastern Division. She is now in the running, along with the winners from the other 9 divisions, for the National Outstanding Student Patroller Award announced in July. Since 1990, Pats Peak has had three National Outstanding Student Patrollers and two place runners up for this award.


About Eastern Division New Hampshire Region of the National Ski Patrol:
The Eastern Division New Hampshire Region of the National Ski Patrol consists of 16 ski patrols and nearly 450 patrollers who are dedicated to serving the public and the outdoor industry by providing Emergency Care.

About Eastern Division the National Ski Patrol:
The Eastern Division of the National Ski Patrol is made up of 15 Regions from the Virginia’s to Maine, and is the largest single division in the National Ski Patrol system both in number of regions and in personnel. Almost half of all NSP members are in Eastern Division.

About National Ski Patrol (NSP):
Today, the nonprofit National Ski Patrol still adheres to the creed of “Service and Safety”, established more than 70 years ago. As the industry has evolved, so too has the NSP. The emergence of new snowsports like snowboarding, tubing and snow-skating has introduced new equipment and terrain requiring new safety and rescue techniques and emergency care methods to be developed and taught. In addition, greater access to the backcountry has brought new training and regimens for NSP members as well.

As the leading authority of on-mountain safety, the NSP is dedicated to serving the public and outdoor recreation industry by providing education and accreditation to emergency care and safety service providers. The organization is made up of more than 27,000 members serving over 600 patrols, including alpine, nordic and auxiliary patrollers. Their members work on behalf of local ski and snowboard areas to improve the overall experience for outdoor recreationalists.

Interested in becoming a member of the Pats Peak Ski Patrol-
Contact Bob Wright, Pats Peak Patrol: (603) 428-3245, ext 201;;

More About Pats Peak:
The 2012-2013 season marks the 50th consecutive ski and snowboard season under the Patenaude family ownership. PATS PEAK has 22 well-groomed trails for all abilities, 7 gladed areas, 3 terrain parks, a snowtubing park, 10 high-capacity lifts, 100 percent snowmaking and some of the most challenging skiing in Southern New Hampshire.

PATS PEAK has a Weekday Learn to Ski and Snowboard Program for more than 8,000 kids from over 100 local schools. There are more than 70 Adult/Corporate Racing teams in the Adult/Corporate Racing League. Many adults participate in the weekday Adult Ski & Snowboard Clinics for all ability levels. PATS PEAK has 100% of its trails lit for night skiing/riding and is one of the state’s most accessible learn-to-ski-and-snowboard mountains, with three separate beginner areas.

During the “Other Season of PATS PEAK”, PATS PEAK Banquet Center is the perfect location for wedding receptions, parties, company meetings, company outings, or any social gathering!

PATS PEAK is located in Henniker, NH, just twenty minutes from Concord, forty minutes from Manchester, and ninety minutes from Boston. The latest information, snow conditions, photos and events are available at or call 1-888-PATS PEAK (1-888-728-7732).