June 12, 2012
2012 Bill Koch League Award of Excellence Winner is Sue Wemyss
Summary: NENSA is pleased to announce that Sue Wemyss is the winner of the 2012 Bill Koch League Award of Excellence.
NENSA is pleased to announce that Sue Wemyss is the winner of the 2012 Bill Koch League Award of Excellence.
Sue is the Ski School Director at Great Glen Trails in Pinkham Notch, NH and runs the local Bill Koch club there in addition to her many other winter duties. Under her leadership (and with the help of many volunteers), the Great Glen BKL club has grown to 34 members and hosts many fun events throughout the winter. Sue also offers a summer camp for local kids focused on enjoying the hiking, running, kayaking, and swimming adventures readily available in their backyards.In a region that has many opportunities for winter activities, Sue continues to draw the kids back to Great Glen for their weekly sessions. She is at the heart of this Northern New Hampshire skiing community and always has something up her sleeve to keep the kids (and families motivated).
Great Glen Trails was the host of this year’s TD Bank Bill Koch Festival which drew almost 600 participants and their families. Despite the challenging snow year, Great Glen was able to pull off one of the most successful Festivals in the event’s history. Sue’s tireless dedication to details made sure that there were plenty of exciting events for the kids beyond the individual and relay races.
Sue is passionate about kids and about making sure there are opportunities for them to enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle. Sue’s life has been focused on sport from an early age, growing up alpine ski racing in her home state of New Jersey and eventually attending Stratton Mountain School in Southern Vermont to continue her career. Sue ended up at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont and was an Alpine ski racer her first year before turning to Nordic skiing after some urging from her cross country running pals and her coach. Sue went on to ski for the US Ski Team from 1983-1986 and competed in the 1984 Olympic Games in Sarejevo, Yugoslavia. Sue continues to compete in local and regional events such as the Mt Washington Raod Race and the Canadian Ski Marathon.
Sue’s passion for skiing is a gift to the New England ski community. She continues to give back and to inspire both through her programming and her own athletic pursuits. We are lucky to have her and are thankful for everything she’s done for the Bill Koch Community!
Sue & Abby after this year's TD Bank Bill Koch Festival at Great Glen Trails.