Tue 06 October 2015

Voting has closed ahead of the World Ski Awards 2015, with final preparations for the annual Gala Ceremony now underway.

A record number of ballots were cast by leading ski tourism professionals ahead of the event, alongside the votes of hundreds of thousands of ski consumers from around the world.

The formal presentations to World Ski Awards winners will take place over the weekend of November 20th-22nd in the legendary ski resort of Kitzbühel.

Guests at the event will be invited to engage in a three day programme of exclusive networking events and dinners, private skiing on the slopes of the world famous Hahnenkamm, sight-seeing tours and a host of other networking activities.

The highlight of the weekend will of course be the glittering red carpet World Ski Awards Gala Ceremony itself on the evening of Saturday, November 21st, when the winners will be officially announced.

World Ski Awards Managing Director Sion Rapson said: “We have been overwhelmed by the response World Ski Awards has received this year, with more votes cast than ever before.“

Going into our third Gala Ceremony it is obvious World Ski Awards has caught the imagination of the global ski tourism community and I look forward to welcoming its leaders to Kitzbühel in just a few short weeks.”

Tickets for the Gala Ceremony are in high demand.

Guests wishing to confirm attendance are invited to email Managing Director Sion Rapson.

For bookings on or before the October 30th representatives of World Ski Awards nominees will be invited to attend entirely free of charge, with access to the full three day programme.

The only fee will be the accommodation at the luxurious A-ROSA Kitzbühel - where all the international guests and networking events will be based.

For accommodation information and a full World Ski Awards itinerary please visit the event page or for a taste of what awaits, take a look at last year’s highlights movie.

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).

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, the “travel Oscars” currently celebrating its 22nd anniversary.

Download the World Ski Awards media pack here.

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