France’s Val Thorens Named World’s Top Ski Resort; Deer Valley Best In The USA
For the seventh year in a row.
Located near both Whistler and Blackcomb gondolas, the Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside beat out several other high-end hotels, including The Fairmont Banff Springs, The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, The Rimrock Resort Hotel, and Post Hotel & Spa. Neighbouring properties, including Four Seasons Resort & Residences Whistler, and The Fairmont Chateau Whistler,
“Our team is so humbled and beyond thrilled to once again be named the best ski hotel in Canada”, said Julie Lanteigne, general manager of Pan Pacific Whistler hotels. “It’s so gratifying to have been nominated among such an elite group of properties across the world and to know that this prestigious title is a result of votes from our visitors and industry peers alike. An award such as this continues to motivate us to elevate the experience of each guest as they discover why Whistler is regarded as the world-class ski destination that it is.”
Its sister hotel, Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre in Whistler Village, received a nomination for best ski boutique hotel.
The World Ski Awards are regarded as “the Oscars of the travel industry.” They were created to elevate standards within the ski industry, recognizing, rewarding, and celebrating excellence in ski tourism across the globe. Awards span across the world’s top 25 ski tourism nations, with categories that include ‘Best Ski Resort’, ‘Best Ski Hotel’, ‘Best Ski Boutique Hotel’, and ‘Best Ski Chalet.’
Each year, hundreds of thousands of tourism professionals, skiers, and media cast their votes for their favorite ski tourism destinations and brands.
Here’s some other award winners:
• World’s Best Ski Resort: Val Thorens (France)
• World’s Best Freestyle Resort: LAAX (Switzerland)
• World’s Best Ski Hotel W Vebier (Switzerland)
• World’s Best Ski Chalet: Chalet Les Anges (Zermatt, Switzerland)
• United States Best Ski Resort: Deer Valley (Park City, Utah)
• United States Best Ski Hotel: Stein Erikson Lodge Deer Valley (Park City, Utah)