Best ski resorts in the world

  • Malaysia
  • Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013

Here are the list of the best ski resorts around the world.

THE inaugural World Ski Awards 2013 event was held in Kitzbuhel, Austria recently, honouring the best resorts around the world, from Australia and North America to Russia and Asia.

The big winner of the night was France’s Val Thorens, the highest resort in Europe, which was named the best ski resort in the world. Other big winners include:

World’s Best Ski Hotel: Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch, Colorado, United States

World’s Best Ski Boutique Hotel: Aurelio Lech, Austria

World’s Best Ski Chalet: Bighorn, Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada

Here are a few other regional winners from the World Ski Awards:

Andorra’s Best Ski Resort: Vallnord

Argentina’s Best Ski Resort: Cerro Castor

Australia’s Best Ski Resort : Perisher

Austria’s Best Ski Resort : Kitzbhel

Bulgaria’s Best Ski Resort: Bansko

Canada’s Best Ski Resort: Lake Louise

Chile’s Best Ski Resort: Portillo

Finland’s Best Ski Resort: Ruka

Germany’s Best Ski Resort: Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Italy’s Best Ski Resort: Cortina d’Ampezzo

Japan’s Best Ski Resort: Niseko

New Zealand’s Best Ski Resort: Treble Cone

Norway’s Best Ski Resort: Trysil

Russia’s Best Ski Resort: Krasnaya Polyana

Slovenia’s Best Ski Resort: Kranjska Gora

South Korea’s Best Ski Resort: YongPyong

Sweden’s Best Ski Resort: 197

Switzerland’s Best Ski Resort: LAAX

United States’ Best Ski Resort: Deer Valley Resort

The World Ski Awards are an offshoot of the World Travel Awards, considered the “Oscars” of the travel industry. Votes were cast by senior executives, travel buyers, tour operators, agents and media professionals in the ski and tourism industry. – AFP Relaxnews

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