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Awards and Recognitions

Our vision for Mt. Hood Meadows is to "Provide an ideal mountain resort experience while respecting Mt. Hood." As we strive to achieve that lofty vision, along the way we may be recognized for our actions and contributions we as a company or our staff members make accomplish. We receive these humbly, but gladly share them with you. 

MHM Awards:

  • Transworld Snowboarding Rider Poll Top 10 Snowboard Parks (#6) in North America / Top 5 (#2) in the Northwest!
  • Newschoolers Skiing Poll Top 10 Freestyle Parks (#7) in North America
  • Oregon Business Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon 2018”
  • Oregon Business Magazine’s “100 Best Fan-Favorites in Oregon 2018 and 2017”
  • Oregon Business Magazine’s “100 Best Green Companies to Work for in Oregon” 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013.
  • National Ski Areas Association. National Safety Awards. Best Employee Education 2016-17, 2013-2014.
  • Gresham Outlook, Sandy Post, Estacada News “Best Ski Resort” 2013 and previous 
  • Gorge Magazine’s Best of the Gorge, “Best Ski Resort” 2013 and previous
  • Recognized in Portland Mercury’s Reader’s Choice Guide to Everything Awesome Near Portland, 2013.
  • National Ski Areas Association, National Safety Awards. “Most Creative Safety Initiative” for LIFT STARS, 2012/2013
  • National Ski Areas Association “Sustainable Slopes” grant recipient 2011 & 2012
  • United States Green Building Council LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certified Gold Award – 2010 Mtn. Medical Center
  • United States Green Building Council LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certified Silver Award – 2010 Ski Patrol HQ Building
  • National Ski Areas Association. 2007-2008 Heads Up. Ski Area Safety Award.  Best Use of the Web in a Safety Campaign.
  • National Ski Areas Association. 2007-2008 Heads Up. Ski Area Safety Award.  Most Impactful Safety Message.
  • National Ski Areas Association/Snocountry.com Ski Areas Association: Best Overall Guest Service Program (250,000-500,000 Skier Visits) 2007
  • Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital Foundation gratefully recognizes: Mt. Hood Meadows as an Anna M. Spring Society – Partner in Health.  Your generous contributions continue the efforts of Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital in building a healthier community. Received “Friend” recognition 2007.
  • National Ski Areas Association. Sales & Marketing Award. Best Program to Increase Overall Frequency of Existing Participants for “3x3” teen season pass initiative 2006
  • National Ski Areas Association. Silver Eagle for Environmental Excellence in Stakeholder Relations 2006 
  • Travel Oregon Cooperative Partnership Award for the Hood River Winter Destination Program 2006
  • National Ski Areas Association. Honorable Mention: Best Overall Customer Service 2005-2006
  • National Ski Areas Association. Silver Eagle Excellence in Environmental Education 2004
  • National Ski Areas Association. Heads Up. Ski Area Safety Award.  Best Use of the Web in a Safety Campaign. 2006-2007
  • National Ski Areas Association/Mountainsportsmedia Silver Eagle Awards.  Mountain Sports Media Silver Eagle Award. In Recognition of Environmental Excellence in Education. 2004
  • National Ski Areas Association/The Skiing Company: Silver Eagle Award. Excellence in Area Design. 1996
  • Renewable Northwest Project/Climate Solutions/Northwest Environmental Advocates/NW Energy Coalition/Bonneville Environmental Foundation: The sponsors of the Clean Energy Challenge are proud to recognize the significant environmental achievement of Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort for meeting the Clean Energy Challenge.  Your leadership and investment today moves the Northwest toward a sustainable energy future.” 
  • EPA Green Power Partnership: Certificate of Partnership presented to Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort by the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership in recognition of efforts to reduce the emissions associated with power generation in the United States through the procurement of green power.
  • Chief Award presented to Mt. Hood Meadows. In recognition and appreciation of Mt. Hood Meadows Oregon., Ltd., who has had a successful Recreation Service Partnership with the Forest Service providing the public with winter recreation opportunities at Mt. Hood, Oregon for over 25 years.  Mt. Hood National Forest.  Pacific Northwest Region.  Dale Robertson, Chief, USDA – Forest Service.

PNSAA  Individual Awards

  • Mel Toney, Ski Patrol and Risk Manager, 2014 PNSAA Tower of Excellence Award
  • Dean Hardman Lift Maintenance Supervisor 2009 PNSAA Tower of Excellence Award
  • Tom Scully Director of Lifts 2008 PNSAA Tower of Excellence Award
  • Steve Warila Executive Director of Mountain Operations 2006 PNSAA Tower of Excellence Award
  • Keith Petrie, 2010 Mel Borgersen Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Franklin Drake, 2007 Mel Borgersen Lifetime Achievement Award
  • MHM Lift Maintenance Department, 2006 PNSAA Cool Tool Contest
  • Jim Carney, 2006 PNSAA Cool Tool Contest
  • John West, 1997 Tower of Excellence Award

Ski Instructor’s Awards:

Current Staff:

  • Brian Beardsley Top 100 Instructors ski magazine (2 times)
  • Roxannne McClure Top 100 Instructors Ski Magazine
  • Rick Lyons Top 100 instructors Ski Magazine
  • Rick Lyons PSIA-NW Technical Team (4 terms) Current Team Head Coach
  • Chris Kastner PSIA National Alpine Team (2 Terms) PSIA-NW Technical Team (1 Term)
  • Chris Kastner PSIA Outstanding Service Award
  • Chris Kastner Awarded PSIA Life Time Membership
  • Stephen Henrickson PSIA-NW Instructor of the Year
  • Stephen Henrikson Past PSIA-NW Divisional Staff & Examiner
  • Kate Morrell PSIA-NW Technical Team (3 terms) Past Team Member
  • Tyler Barnes PSIA-NW Technical Team (3 terms) Current Team Member
  • Jeremy Riss PSIA-NW Technical Team (2 term) Current Team Member
  • Jeremy Riss Bergiesbest.com top 100 instructors in the nation 2000
  • John May PSIA-NW Technical Team (1 term) Current Team Member
  • Holly Tencer PSIA-NW Divisional Staff (2 term) Current Staff Member
  • Michael Birch-Jones PSIA-NW Divisional Staff (3 term) Current Staff Member
  • Jennifer Lockwood PSIA-NW Divisional Staff (1 term) Current Staff Member
  • Jamie Clarke PSIA-NW Divisional Staff (1 term) Current Staff Member
  • Wil Kirkland AASI-NW Divisional Staff (1 term) Current Staff Member
  • Kyle Skutch AASI-NW Divisional Staff (1 term) Current Staff Member

Past Staff:

  • Steve Bratt PSIA National Alpine Team
  • Kelly Yackley PSIA-NW Technical Team
  • Jeff Cordell PSIA-NW Technical Team
  • David Sword PSIA-NW Technical Team
  • John Tickner AASI National Snowboard Team (1 Term)
  • Bruce Sato AASI National Snowboard Team (1 Term)
  • Cindy Patterson Top 100 Instructors Ski Magazine

The PNSAA has awarded honors to MHM Forest Service personnel awards:

  • Doug Jones, 2009 Forest Service Partner of the Year Award
  • Gary Larsen, 2008 Forest Service Partner of the Year Award

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