The SAVMI Awards program has been suspended
and will resume in conjunction with the next in-person event.

SAVMI Innovation Award

NEW award designed to recognize those that bring creative, original, and practical ideas to life.  The Innovation Award will be given to a maintenance shop or individual that has created or dramatically modified a tool, or designed a procedure or technology that helps make their operation more efficient, safe, and/or effective.

Criteria:
• Must be a current SAVMI ski area or supplier member.
• Nomination form must be received by nomination deadline.
• Nomination is limited to one per company.
• Nominated ski areas do not receive a complimentary full-conference registration.
• The SAVMI Board of Directors will review all nomination applications and will vote on the award recipient.


Tim Crouse Memorial Award
(Mechanic of the Year)


Raymond Gallegos
2019 Mechanic of the Year Recipient


On July 7, 1999, Timothy Crouse of Power Motive and formerly of  Cummins  Rocky Mountain, Grand Junction, passed away in Pagosa Springs,  Colorado. Timothy will be missed by friends and business associates alike,  as he was one of a kind in the ski area vehicle maintenance industry. Tim  was always there to help, train, support, and assist in getting the job done.  He was an outstanding individual and respected by all of his associates. In  honor of Tim, the SAVMI Board of Directors voted to change the Mechanic of the Year Award to the Tim Crouse Memorial Award. This award is given to  a SAVMI member who has demonstrated mechanical and technical  excellence in the field of ski area vehicle maintenance. 

Criteria:
• Nominee must be a current SAVMI ski area member and working in the field of Vehicle Maintenance a mechanic or technician.
• Employee’s Supervisor must submit a nomination form in which he/she explains the nominee’s abilities concerning:
     ~ Safety awareness,
     ~ Ability to work with others,
     ~ Contributions to the department and/or company, and
     ~ Knowledge and/or interest in learning new technology.
• Nomination is limited to one person per ski area. The nominee will receive a complimentary full-conference registration.
• Nomination form. must be received by nomination deadline.
• The SAVMI Board of Directors will review all nomination letters and will vote on the award recipient. 
 

SAVMI Safety Award

Purgatory Resort Shop Staff
Purgatory Resort
2019 Safety Award Recipients

In 2008, the SAVMI Board was so inspired by Winter Park Resort’s impressive safety record that it created this award to highlight a member resort that goes above and beyond in the area of worker safety.  Based off more than reportable days without an incident, the SAVMI Safety Award recognizes the company with the most comprehensive and effective program for establishing a culture of safety at their area and within their vehicle maintenance shop.

Criteria:
• Must be a current SAVMI ski area member.
• Nominees must submit a nomination form, signed by the ski area’s Dir. of Safety (or the like)
• Nomination form must be received by nomination deadline.
• Nominated ski areas do not receive a complimentary full-conference registration.
• The SAVMI Board of Directors will review all nomination applications and will vote on the award recipient.


Vehicle Maintenance Support Award

Tony Latham
Tony Latham
2019 Vehicle Support Award Recipient

The SAVMI board voted on February 5, 2002 to establish the Vehicle Maintenance Support Award. This award will be given to an individual who has shown exceptional support to ski area operations. This individual can be from a SAVMI ski area or supplier member company.  Examples of qualified nominees include parts personnel, shop clerks, purchasing agents, vendor/supplier reps, supplier mechanics, etc.

Criteria:
• Must be a current SAVMI ski area or supplier member.
• Employee’s Supervisor or individual with a direct working relationship with the nominee must submit a nomination form in which he/she explains the nominee’s abilities concerning:
     ~ Safety awareness,
     ~ Ability to work with others,
     ~ Contributions to the department and/or company, and
     ~ Knowledge and/or interest in learning new technology.
• Nomination is limited to one person per company. The nominee will receive a complimentary full-conference registration.
• Nomination form must be received by nomination deadline.
• The SAVMI Board of Directors will review all nomination letters and will vote on the award recipient.