The ski tourism manufacturers pushing the boundaries of trade excellence have been revealed at a red-carpet gala ceremony in Kitzbühel, Austria.
The main figureheads, decisionmakers and innovators within the wintersport trade gathered on the newly-refurbished A-ROSA Kitzbühel for the seventh annual World Ski Awards to seek out out who amongst them had been topped the best of their fields.
Winners on the gala reception included Europe’s highest resort, Val Thorens, voted World’s Greatest Ski Resort, due to its huge community of snowsure slopes.
Modern city design amid a spectacular alpine setting led Switzerland’s W Verbier to seize the title of World’s Greatest Ski Lodge, whereas Chalet Les Anges in Zermatt was named World’s Greatest Ski Chalet.
Within the newcomer classes, the breath-taking Le Chalet (Chamonix) was named World’s Greatest New Ski Lodge, whereas over on the other facet of Mont-Blanc in Italy, Le Massif (Courmayeur) scooped World’s Greatest New Ski Lodge.
In the meantime, in a particular class to acknowledge his pioneering work within the ski trade, Kimihito Kamori was honoured with ‘Excellent Contribution to Ski Tourism’.
World Ski Awards additionally unveiled a brand new accolade to acknowledge the long run stars of the ski tourism trade.
The ‘Dr. Josef Burger Rising Star Award’ will name upon organisations throughout the worldwide ski trade to appoint younger employees with the potential to turn into the trade leaders of tomorrow.
The winner might be chosen yearly by Dr. Josef Burger, chief government, Bergbahn AG Kitzbühel.
Hosted at A-ROSA Kitzbühel for the seventh consecutive 12 months, World Ski Awards introduced collectively representatives from ski nations throughout Asia, Europe, Oceania and the Americas.
The prize-giving ceremony marked the climax of a three-day itinerary that included unique networking occasions, gourmand dinners, site-seeing excursions, in addition to non-public snowboarding on Kitzbühel’s legendary Hahnenkamm.
World Ski Awards is globally recognised because the main programme within the international ski sector.
Votes are forged by trade professionals and the general public in a spread of classes, together with finest resorts, resorts, chalets and tour operators.
Sion Rapson, managing director, World Ski Awards, mentioned: “Kitzbühel, the house of legends, has confirmed a world-class host on what has been an impressive night of triumph for the ski tourism trade.
“Now we have had the privilege of recognising the main organisations from the world over and my congratulations to every of them.”