Each year the AMGA is proud to honor those who exemplify excellence and dedication to the profession of mountain guiding.
- AMGA Guide of the Year – The AMGA Guide of the Year Award is given annually to an individual who exemplifies excellence in the profession of mountain guiding.
– 2016 recipient, Emilie Drinkwater
- AMGA President’s Award – The President’s Award is decided by the President of the Board and honors a guide or guides for an outstanding achievement or a lifetime of work.
– 2016 recipient, Jeff Ward
- AMGA Lifetime Achievement Award – The purpose of the Lifetime Achievement Award is to honor outstanding Americans who, by their efforts or a period of years, have made contributions of significant value to the profession of mountain guiding and have reflected credit upon America and themselves.
– 2016 recipient, Martin Volken