Val Thorens triumphs at 2014 World Ski Awards

Val Thorens in France named world’s best ski resort for second year in a row.

French ski destination Val Thorens has been recognised as the World’s Best Ski Resort by voters at the World Ski Awards for the second successive year.

The title of World’s Best Ski Hotel went to Stein Eriksen Lodge of the United States, while host Bergbahn Kitzbühel was recognised as the World’s Best Ski Resort Company.

The World Ski Awards Academy presented three prestigious Outstanding Contribution to Ski Tourism Awards during the evening. In Europe, Reto Gurtner, President of the Management Board, LAAX, was celebrated for his contribution to ski tourism in Switzerland, while the President of Lake Louise Ski Resort, Charlie Locke, was recognised in North America. In Asia, Akio Shinya, Chief of the Niseko Avalanche Research Institute, was honoured for a lifetime dedicated to improving safety in the mountains of Japan.

Elsewhere the title of World’s Best Ski Tour Operator went to Crystal Ski Holidays, World’s Best Ski Travel Agent was awarded to Leo Trippi and InterContinental Davos took the title of World’s Best New Ski Hotel. Voters also recognised Chalet Quezac as the World’s Best New Ski Chalet, Big Horn, Revelstoke, was voted the World’s Best Ski Chalet and World’s Best Ski Boutique Hotel went to The Vale Niseko.

A full list of the 2014 World Ski Awards winners can be seen here.

The major winners of the World Ski Awards 2014:

World’s Best Ski Resort 2014: Val Thorens (France);
World’s Best Ski Hotel 2014: Stein Eriksen Lodge (USA);
World’s Best New Ski Hotel 2014: InterContinental Davos (Switzerland);
World’s Best Ski Boutique Hotel 2014: The Vale Niseko (Japan);
World’s Best Ski Chalet 2014: Bighorn, Revelstoke (Canada);
World’s Best New Ski Chalet 2014: Chalet Quezac (France);
World’s Best Ski Resort Company 2014: Bergbahn AG Kitzbühel;
World’s Best Ski Tour Operator 2014: Crystal Ski.