Pats Peak Student Patroller Winner of 2012 Ski Patrol Hans Hyson Award

By AlpineZone News |
Mar 26 2012 - 01:32 PM

Henniker, NH, March 22, 2012 — Pats Peak, New Hampshire’s premier snowsports destination, announces student patroller Ian Kendrick as the 2012 recipient of the highly coveted Hans Hyson Memorial Award for Leadership.

Hans was the late son of Jerry Hyson. Jerry has been the Student/Young Adult Patroller Division Advisor for many years. The award is based on having a positive attitude on and off the mountain and being respectful of peers, other patrollers, and the general public. The recipient must be active at his/her home mountain as well as being involved with school and community functions.

Ian received the award at the 2012 Eastern Division Young Adult Patroller Seminar held March 16-19, 2012 at Bromley Mountain Resort, VT. At this event, Student Patrollers from the western Pennsylvania to the tip of Maine meet to challenge each other in skiing skills, toboggan handling skills, and OEC skills.

Six Pats Peak Student Patrollers attended this year’s event. Over the years, Pats Peak Student Patrollers have received numerous awards at this event.

This event isn’t all about the competition. Some of the best trainers in the Division are there to help the Students hone their skills. The Students get to meet and work with Patrollers their age from all over the Division, work with great trainers, and have fun.

Ian is from Weare, NH and has been a member of the Pats Peak Student Patroller program for three years. His father and his two sisters are also Ski Patrollers at Pats Peak. This is his third time attending the Young Adult Patroller Seminar.

Pats Peak Ski Patrol is dedicated to its Student Patroller Program, designed for the young patroller ranging from 15 to 18 years of age. This program is a fun filled, yet educational experience for all these young patrollers. The Pats Peak Student Patrollers receive extra training during the season from their Student Advisor. Student is an age group only and does not determine the level of patrolling they do. Students who have taken the OEC course and completed their on-hill checklist, just like an adult Patroller, can do what the adults do with the exception of operating machinery such as a power drill, snowmobile or act as a temporary lift operator.

Congratulations to Ian for winning this award and to all the Student Patrollers who participated in this seminar.


More about PATS PEAK:
This is the 49th 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 Ride Program for more than 8,000 kids from over 100 local schools and a Weekend Learn to Ski and Ride Program for adults and children, on either Saturday or Sunday for seven consecutive weeks. 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, with half-day instruction, for all ability levels. PATS PEAK has 100% of its trails and slopes 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).

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– By telephone at 603-428-3245
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