HENNIKER, New Hampshire ??вЂќ Pats Peak is proud to announce Ski School Director, Roberta “Bertie” Holland as the 2005 recipient of the Professional Ski Instructors of America – Eastern Division (PSIA-E) Life Membership Award. This award is given in appreciation of outstanding long-term contributions to Snowsports Education. This is the highest divisional honor that PSIA-E can bestow.
Bertie has been a member of the Pats Peak Ski School and PSIA-E for over 20 years. Under Bertie’s direction over 200,000 students have taken lessons in the After School Program in the past 15 years. Bertie has also overseen the training of over 5,000 ski and snowboard instructors. She has been a dedicated supporter of skiing and snowboarding. Bertie received her award at the Snowsports Management Seminar at Mount Snow.
“We are honored to have Bertie receive this prestigious award”, commented Kris Blomback, General Manager of Pats Peak. “She certainly deserves it. She is the lifeline of the Pats Peak After School Program, where she has contributed her knowledge and passion for the sport to the children in the program.”