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Sun 29 November 2020

Val Thorens in France was named the 'World's Best Ski Resort' for the seventh time in eight years.

The ski resort, which is the highest in Europe at 10,560 feet, was handed the gong at the 2020 World Ski Awards, which are voted for by industry experts and members of the public in a range of categories, including best resorts, hotels, chalets and tour operators.

Other big-ticket winners at last week's online awards ceremony included the five-star W Verbier in Switzerland, which was ranked as the 'World's Best Ski Hotel' for the fifth consecutive year; Chalet Zermatt Peak, which starts from £50,000 a week in the winter and was the winner of the 'World's Best Ski Chalet' award and Austria's sumptuous Aurelio Lech, which collected the 'World's Best Ski Boutique Hotel' gong. Deer Valley was again named as America's best ski resort while Thredbo took the 'Australia's best ski resort' crown.

THE WINNERS AT THE 2020 WORLD SKI AWARDS

World winners

Best Ski Resort 2020: Val Thorens (France)

Best Freestyle Resort 2020: Laax (Switzerland)

Best Ski Hotel 2020: W Verbier (Switzerland)

Best New Ski Hotel 2020: Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono (Japan)

Best Green Ski Hotel 2020: Valsana Hotel & Appartements (Switzerland)

Best Ski Boutique Hotel 2020: Aurelio Lech (Austria)

Best Ski Chalet 2020: Chalet Zermatt Peak (Switzerland)

Best New Ski Chalet 2020: Chalet Marmottière (Switzerland)

Best Ski Resort Company 2020: Bergbahn AG Kitzbühel

Best Indoor Ski Resort 2020: Ski Dubai (UAE)

Best Ski Tour Operator 2020: Tui

Best Ski Travel Agent 2020: Leo Trippi

Best Heli-Ski Operator 2020: Bella Coola Heli Sports (Canada)

Best Ski Transfer Operator 2020: Schneebeben 

Australia

Best Ski Resort 2020: Thredbo

Best Ski Hotel 2020: Hotel Pension Grimus

Best Ski Boutique Hotel 2020: Astra Falls Creek

Best Ski Chalet 2020: Sequoia Penthouse Thredbo

China

Best Ski Resort 2020: Vanke Lake Songhua Resort

Japan

Best Ski Resort 2020: LOTTE Arai Resort

Best Ski Hotel 2020: The Kiroro, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel Hokkaido

Best Ski Boutique Hotel 2020: Ki Niseko

Best Ski Chalet 2020: Hakuchozan

New Zealand

Best Ski Resort 2020: Mt Hutt

Best Ski Hotel 2020: The Rees Hotel, Luxury Apartments & Lakeside Residences

Best Ski Boutique Hotel 2020: Matakauri Lodge

Best Ski Chalet 2020: Porters Lodge

South Korea

Best Ski Resort 2020: YongPyong Resort

Best Ski Hotel 2020: Dragon Valley Hotel

Andorra

Best Ski Resort 2020: Grandvalira

Best Ski Hotel 2020: Sport Hotel Hermitage & Spa

Best Ski Boutique Hotel 2020: Hotel Màgic Ski

Best Ski Chalet 2020: Ski Chalet Alpine Residence

Austria

Best Ski Resort 2020: Kitzbühel

Best Ski Hotel 2020: A-ROSA Kitzbühel

Best Ski Boutique Hotel 2020: Aurelio Lech

Best Ski Chalet 2020: Hahnenkamm Lodge

Bulgaria

Best Ski Resort 2020: Bansko

Best Ski Hotel 2020: Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko

Best Ski Boutique Hotel 2020: Alpin Hotel

Best Ski Chalet 2020: Villa Gella

Czech Republic

Best Ski Resort 2020: Skiareál Špindlerův Mlýn

Best Ski Hotel 2020: Harmony Club Hotel

Best Ski Boutique Hotel 2020: Hotel Savoy Špindlerův Mlýn

Finland

Best Ski Resort 2020: Levi

Best Ski Hotel 2020: Break Sokos Hotel Levi

Best Ski Boutique Hotel 2020: Hotel Iso-Syöte

Best Ski Chalet 2020: Rukan Salonki Chalets

France

Best Ski Resort 2020: Val Thorens

Best Ski Hotel 2020: Fahrenheit Seven Val Thorens

Best Ski Boutique Hotel 2020: Hotel Pashmina

Best Ski Chalet 2020: Le Chalet Mont Blanc 

Germany  

Best Ski Resort 2020: Garmisch-Partenkirchen 

Best Ski Hotel 2020: Kempinski Hotel Berchtesgaden

Best Ski Boutique Hotel 2020: Hotel Staudacherhof

Best Ski Chalet 2020: Country Home Pitzner

Italy

Best Ski Resort 2020: Dolomites Val Gardena

Best Ski Hotel 2020: Cristallo, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Cortina d’Ampezzo

Best Ski Boutique Hotel 2020: Saint Hubertus Resort Luxury Hotel & Spa

Best Ski Chalet 2020: White Deer San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge

Norway

Best Ski Resort 2020: Geilo

Best Ski Hotel 2020: Fýri – Resort of Hemsedal

Best Ski Boutique Hotel 2020: Nermo Hotell

Best Ski Chalet 2020: Havsdalsgrenda

Poland

Best Ski Resort 2020: Kotelnica Bialczańska

Best Ski Hotel 2020: Nosalowy Dwór Resort & Spa

Best Ski Boutique Hotel 2020: Hotel Crocus

Romania

Best Ski Resort 2020: Sinaia

Russia

Best Ski Resort 2020: Rosa Khutor 

Best Ski Hotel 2020: Sochi Marriott Krasnaya Polyana Hotel

Best Ski Boutique Hotel 2020: Grand Hotel & Spa Rodina

Slovakia

Best Ski Resort 2020: Jasná Nízke Tatry

Best Ski Hotel 2020: Grand Hotel Praha

Best Ski Boutique Hotel 2020: Hotel FIS Jasná

Slovenia

Best Ski Resort 2020: Krvavec

Best Ski Hotel 2020: Hotel Golte

Best Ski Boutique Hotel 2020: Hotel Krvavec

Best Ski Chalet 2020: Apartment Trije ploti

Spain

Best Ski Resort 2020: Boí Taüll

Best Ski Hotel 2020: Rafaelhoteles By La Pleta

Best Ski Boutique Hotel 2020: Meliá Royal Tanau Boutique Hotel

Sweden

Best Ski Resort 2020: Funäsfjällen

Best Ski Hotel 2020: Hotel Bügelhof

Best Ski Boutique Hotel 2020: Eriksgårdens Fjällhotell

Best Ski Chalet 2020: Skutan Ski Lodge

Switzerland

Best Ski Resort 2020: Laax

Best Ski Hotel 2020: W Verbier

Best Ski Boutique Hotel 2020: Romantik Hotel Chesa Grischuna

Best Ski Chalet 2020: Chalet Zermatt Peak

Argentina

Best Ski Resort 2020: Chapelco Ski Resort

Best Ski Hotel 2020: Loi Suites Chapelco Hotel

Best Ski Boutique Hotel 2020: Charming Luxury Lodge 

Canada

Best Ski Resort 2020: Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Best Ski Hotel 2020: Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside

Best Ski Boutique Hotel 2020: The Josie

Best Ski Chalet 2020: Whiteworth Chalet

Chile

Best Ski Resort 2020: Nevados de Chillán

Best Ski Hotel 2020: Hotel Portillo

Best Ski Boutique Hotel 2020: MI Lodge Las Trancas

U.S.

Best Ski Resort 2020: Deer Valley Resort

Best Ski Hotel 2020: Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley

Best Ski Boutique Hotel 2020: Goldener Hirsch Inn



Source: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/travel/news/the-2020-world-ski-awards-names-the-best-chalets-hotels-and-resorts/ar-BB1bhBk3

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