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Fifth annual World Ski Awards finalists unveiled
The team from French ski resort Val Thorens celebrate their victory at the World Ski Awards in 2016

Fifth annual World Ski Awards finalists unveiled

World Ski Awards - the only global initiative to recognise, reward and celebrate excellence in ski tourism - has today announced the finalists for its prestigious 2017 programme.

The full list of finalists can be viewed here.

Voting will open on June 2nd - and run for 16 weeks - when ski consumers and professionals working within the travel and tourism industry, are asked to make their voice heard and vote for who they think should be crowned the very best of the best. 

Winners will be announced at the fifth annual World Ski Awards which will take place in Kitzbühel, Austria, over the weekend of November 17th-19th.

World Ski Awards managing director, Sion Rapson, said: “We are thrilled to announce that Kitzbühel – the home of legends – will once again host ski tourism’s undisputed event of the year over three action packed days.

“A host of exclusive VIP networking events and once in a lifetime ski experiences will be built around the red carpet awards ceremony and the formal start of the 2017 winter ski season on Saturday November 18th.

The World Ski Awards programme has categories for the Best Ski Resort, Best Ski Hotel, Best Ski Boutique Hotel and Best Ski Chalet for the world’s premier ski tourism nations.

The individual country level winner with the most overall votes will not only win the national award but also the world level award in the respective

A number of categories exist on a world level only: World’s Best Freestyle Resort, World’s Best Ski Resort Company, World’s Best Ski Tour Operator, World’s Best Heli-Ski Operator, World’s Best Ski Travel Agent, World’s Best Ski Transfer Operator and the special World Ski Awards
Academy Honour for Outstanding Contribution to Ski Tourism.

New for 2017 are categories for the World’s Best Green Ski Hotel, World’s Best New Ski Hotel and World’s Best New Ski Chalet.

For more information about World Ski Awards, please visit the official website.

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 submitted online at World Ski Awards website.