Mon 24 November 2014

World Ski Awards has revealed A-ROSA Kitzbühel will host its annual Gala Ceremony for the third consecutive year.

A-ROSA Kitzbühel will welcome industry leaders to the World Ski Awards on November 20th-22nd 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 World Ski Awards Gala Ceremony 2015 itself on the evening of November 21st. Ski tourism figureheads and market leaders from North America, Europe, Asia, South America and Australasia will be in attendance as the World Ski Awards winners are unveiled.

The A-ROSA Kitzbühel is nestled among the Tyrolean Mountains against a magnificent Alpine backdrop. The view of the famous Hahnenkamm peak and the steep slopes is sure to take your breath away.

Sion Rapson, managing director, World Ski Awards, said: “In 2013 we made the decision to launch World Ski Awards in reaction to overwhelming demand from the ski industry for a programme that was fair and transparent."

Our decision was richly rewarded when industry leaders from around the world joined us at A-ROSA Kitzbühel for our inaugural event. Last year World Ski Awards returned to A-ROSA Kitzbühel stronger than ever. The event was a phenomenal success and welcomed ski tourism leaders from across the world.“

As we begin our 2015 search we feel we have created a programme with a mission to serve as the definitive benchmark of excellence, and help to foster a new era of growth in ski tourism."

This year we are aiming higher than ever, with our team presently scouring ski tourism destinations around the world in order to assess the countless nominations we have received. When voting opens later this year, members of the ski tourism community will again have the chance to make their voices heard on this more prestigious of stages.”

As well as accolades for the best products from the world’s leading ski tourism nations, awards for the ‘World’s Best Ski Resort’, ‘World’s Best Ski Hotel’, ‘World’s Best Ski Chalet’, ‘World’s Best Ski Boutique Hotel’, 'World's Best Ski Resort Company', 'World's Best Ski Tour Operator', 'World's Best Ski Travel Agent' and a new award for ‘World’s Best Ski Transfer Operator’ will be presented on the evening of November 21st.

Also new for 2015, World Ski Awards will also recognise industry leaders from the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia for the first time.

Martin Leitner, member of the board and chief sales officer for LEITNER Ropeways, added: “After the success of the World Ski Awards in 2014, we are proud to partner with the organisation again this year as preparation begin for the Gala Ceremony 2015.

“The ambition of LEITNER Ropeways has always been to take our superior technology and design into the world’s best ski areas; a desire I believe aligns perfectly with the search for excellence undertaken by World Ski Awards. With World Ski Awards also expanding this year, to incorporate winners from Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland, the event will allow us to reach a wider audience than ever before.”

He added: “Together with our sister companies, snowgroom producer Prinoth and snowmaker Demaclenko, LIETNER Group is the only supplier able provide a whole ski area from one source.”

World Ski Awards, the only global initiative to recognise, reward and celebrate excellence in the ski hospitality industry, is the sister organisation of World Travel Awards.

Notes to Editors

About World Ski AwardsLaunched 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.

Last year's World Ski Awards, attended by ski industry heavyweights from the 21 leading ski nations, saw the title of World’s Best Ski Resort go to Val Thorens (France), while Bighorn, Revelstoke (Canada) took World’s Best Ski Chalet, The Vale Niseko (Japan) won World’s Best Ski Boutique Hotel and World’s Best Ski Hotel went to Stein Eriksen Lodge (USA).

World Ski Awards is the sister organisation of World Travel Awards, currently celebrating its 21st anniversary.

Download the World Ski Awards media pack here.

For further details contact Sion Rapson, managing director, World Ski Awards:
t: +44 (0)20 7925 0000
e: [email protected]
w: www.worldskiawards.com

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