The competitors were announced earlier as the all-important 16 week voting window opens.
The winners are to set to be revealed at the 2016 World Ski Awards Gala Ceremony, scheduled to take place in Kitzbühel, Austria, over the weekend of November 18th-20th.
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 of course be the red carpet Gala Ceremony itself on the evening of November 19th when the World Ski Awards winners will be unveiled.
World Ski Awards managing director Sion Rapson said: “World Ski Awards is the only global initiative to recognise, reward and celebrate excellence in the global ski tourism industry, and as such our 2016 finalists represent the very best the sector has to offer.
“With voting now open ahead of our 2016 Gala Ceremony – returning to Kitzbühel for the fourth successive year in November – now is the time to make your voices heard and vote for who you think should be crowned the best of the best.”
The World Ski Awards programme has categories for the Best Ski Resort, Best Ski Hotel, Best Ski Boutique Hotel and Best Ski Chalet for each of the world’s top 25 ski tourism nations.
China will join the programme for the very first time this year.
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 category.
New for 2016 are categories for the World’s Best Freestyle Resort and the World’s Best Heli-Ski Operator.
Voting will close on September 23rd.