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SAM Magazine—Natick, Ma., Feb. 16, 2018—The nomination period for the 2018 SAMMY Leadership Awards is now open. SAM Magazine asks members of the winterHN SAMMYnomsopen 21618 sports industry to nominate leaders who deserve this recognition, and soon—nominations close March 15, 2018.

The SAMMY Leadership Awards honor individuals who, at mid-career, demonstrate the innovation, leadership, dedication, professionalism, and creativity to lead the mountain resort industry into the future. What makes this award truly special is that the candidates are nominated by you, their industry peers. Submitting a nomination is easy: go to the SAMMY Nomination Form or e-mail

“Now in their 21st year, the SAMMYs have honored more than 60 of our industry’s best, many of whom continue to guide and shape our future,” said SAM publisher Olivia Rowan. "Every year we look forward to honoring a small group of outstanding individuals who have earned the respect and admiration of their employees, peers, bosses, and the industry as a whole." Check out the full list of honorees from the past 20 years in the SAMMY Hall of Fame.

The winners of the 2018 SAMMY Leadership Awards will be announced online and featured in the May issue of SAM. They will be honored in a ceremony during the NSAA National Convention and Tradeshow in Marco Island, Fla. The SAMMYs are made possible thanks to the longtime support of Leitner-Poma of America and Safehold Special Risks.

Again: to submit a nomination, go to the SAMMY Nomination Form, or e-mail