Nearly all of the top honors went to European resorts, hotels and operators.
Best ski hotel: A mix of contemporary design touches and Swiss tradition helped give W Verbier its third straight win.
Perched above the Swiss town of Zermatt is the Chalet Les Anges. It was named World’s Best Ski Chalet for the second consecutive year.
A few resorts in the U.S. and Canada are now offering extreme ski trips where a helicopter ride takes you away from the crowds and straight to fresh snow.
Regional “best of” awards also honored hotels, chalets, resorts and boutique hotels, so all is not completely lost for destinations outside of Europe.
Sion Rapson, managing director of World Ski Awards, called the awards ceremony “a magnificent evening of triumph for the winter sports hospitality industry,” and commented on the privilege of recognizing the leading organizations from across the world.
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