World Ski Awards 2020

The 8th Annual World Ski Awards, a global initiative to recognise and reward excellence in ski tourism, were announced last month with much fanfare.

The results follow a year-long search for the world’s leading ski travel, tourism and hospitality brands. Votes were cast by ski industry professionals and ski consumers, with the nominee gaining the most votes in a category named the winner.

Sion Rapson, Managing Director, World Ski Awards, says: “Our winners represent the very best of the global ski travel and tourism sector and my congratulations to each of them. They have all demonstrated remarkable resilience in a year of unprecedented challenges.”

Winners include Europe’s highest ski resort, Val Thorens, voted ‘World’s Best Ski Resort’, thanks to its winning combination of snowsure pistes and extensive slopeside accommodation. New arrival on Japan’s luxury ski hospitality scene, Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono, took ‘World’s Best New Ski Hotel’. Meanwhile the divine opulence of Verbier’s Chalet Marmottière was acknowledged with the newcomer accolade for ‘World’s Best New Ski Chalet’.

In Australia, Thredbo was named ‘Best Ski Resort’ and in New Zealand, that honour went to Mt Hutt Also in NZ, The Rees Hotel Queenstown won best Ski Hotel and is a deserving winner! In Japan, Lotte Arai was the winner of the best local ski resort and The Kiroro was named best ski hotel.

For the full list of winners, click here to go to the World Ski Awards website