Awards

Now is the time to make your nominations. If you have an employee you feel is deserving of one of these awards, please tell us. Hurry! The nomination deadline for all of these awards is April 1.

 

Nominate an individual (limit one per ski area or company) for either the Tim Crouse Memorial Award or the Vehicle Maintenance Support Award and that person receives a FREE full conference registration (limit one per company.)

 

Recipients and nominees will be recognized at the SAVMI Awards Luncheon, Tuesday, May 14. 


Tim Crouse Memorial Award (aka Mechanic of the Year)

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.

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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.

 


Vehicle Maintenance Support Award

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.

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Criteria:

• Must be a current SAVMI ski area orsupplier 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.

 


The SAVMI Safety Award

In 2008, the SAVMI Board was so inspired by Winter Park Resort’s impressive stretch of more than 2,100 days without a reported violation that it created this award to honor those committed to a safe work environment. This award will be given to the SAVMI member resort with the longest stretch of consecutive days without a reportable safety incident in their vehicle maintenance shop.

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Criteria:

• Must be a current SAVMI ski area member.
• Nominees must submit a nomination form, signed by the ski area’s Director of Safety (or the like) with the number of consecutive days their shop has been without a reportable incident.
• Nomination form must be received by nomination deadline.
• Nominated ski areas do not receive a complimentary full-conference registration.
• The SAVMI Board will review and confirm all nominees’ paperwork and select the recipient based on the highest number of confirmed days.