World Ski Awards

Tue 04 October 2016



A perfect combination of elegant design, comfort, and safety, Kitzbühel has become the first ski resort in the world to use the exclusive Premium Chair from LEITNER ropeways.

The Brunn eight-seater chairlift, which was opened in December 2015, represents a new highlight for the Kitzbühel ropeways, demonstrating the premium character of the award-winning ski area.

The Premium Chair is set to make its debut in Italy and Germany too, with first-class chairlifts due to be opened in the Racines and Fellhorn ski resorts during the coming winter season.

Design elements and expert knowledge from the world of automotive engineering were woven into the development of the LEITNER Premium Chair.

The single seats feature an ergonomic design and high-quality real leather upholstery.

Both the chairs and the bubbles can be individually kitted out in the colours of the ski resort.

They also come with integrated seat heating, so no one will have to suffer the cold even on icy days.

With this combination of slip-proof genuine leather seats, a lockable safety bar, and individual footrests, passengers are transported safely to the slopes.

LEITNER ropeways has thus elevated chairlift seating to luxurious new heights and is, together with PRINOTH and DEMACLENKO, one of the partners of the World Ski Awards.

World Ski Awards

World Ski Awards will return to Kitzbühel this year for the fourth annual Gala Ceremony.

A-ROSA Kitzbühel will welcome industry leaders from across the globe for a three day programme of unrivalled networking events, dinners, and exclusive ski experience activities.

The highlight of the event will be the red carpet Gala Ceremony itself on the evening of November 19th when the World Ski Awards winners will be unveiled.

Find out more on the official website.

Notes to Editors

About World Ski Awards

Launched in 2013, World Ski Awards aims to drive up standards within the ski tourism industry by rewarding the organisations that are leaders in their field.

Votes are cast by professionals working within the ski industry – senior executives, travel buyers, tour operators, agents and media - and by the public (ski tourism consumers).

Votes are submitted online at World Ski Awards website.

World Ski Awards is the sister organisation of World Travel Awards, which is currently celebrating its 23rd anniversary.

Download the World Ski Awards media pack here.

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