Top Ski Resorts that won the World Ski Award for 2016 (Part 1) – Is your favourite ski resort selected?

World Ski Awards

The World Ski Awards were established in 2013 and aim to drive up standards within the ski tourism industry by rewarding the organisations that are leaders in their field. They have unveiled the winners for the top ski resorts around the globe and we’re happy to share them with you!

France’s Best Ski Resort 2016

Val Thorens Ski Resort

Val Thorens ski resort boasts remarkable sunshine and snow cover. 6 glaciers and 6 equipped mountain peaks at altitude of more than 3,000m are all visible from the summit. You can enjoy stunning panoramic views over more than 1000 peaks in the French, Swiss and Italian Alps from La Cime Caron (3,200m).

Val Thorens Ski Resort

Finland’s Best Ski Resort 2016

Ruka Ski Resort

Ruka is full of winter fun and lappish experiences. Enjoy well maintained slopes, efficient ski lifts and stunning views.


Germany’s Best Ski Resort 2016

Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Resort

The Garmisch-Classic ski area promises alpine ski fun to suit every style – from leisurely to downright ambitious.


Italy’s Best Ski Resort 2016

Val Gardena Ski Resort 

Val Gardena has not only written history thanks to its winter sport champions as today it is still the annual meeting point of the world’s elite. With its connection to Dolomiti Superski, the world’s largest ski carousel and the nearby Alpe di Siusi, it is the eldorado for all winter sport lovers.



China’s Best Ski Resort 2016

Thaiwoo Ski Resort

The future home of the 2022 Winter Olympics. Thaiwoo is China’s newest ski resort.

Thaiwoo Ski Resort

Japan’s Best Ski Resort 2016

Niseko United

Trails at Niseko United ski area are long, wide, well maintained and nearly always covered in powder from early December through to the end of March.

Niseko United

New Zealand’s Best Ski Resort 2016

Mt Hutt 

Superb conditions, spectacular terrain and the famous laidback kiwi hospitality will leave you dreaming for more at Mt Hutt ski resort. Many of the world’s best racers come here to train, earning its reputation as the ‘Capital of Speed’. 

Mt Hutt

South Korea’s Best Ski Resort 2016

YongPyong Ski Resort

YongPyong Resort is found at the eastern edge of Asia, about 200km from Seoul, the capital city of South Korea. It is known as “Korea’s Ski Mecca” with a growing reputation as an internationally-renowned resort.

YongPyong ski resort

Andorra’s Best Ski Resort 2016


The Vallnord brand is the result of the merger of two Andorran ski resorts: Vallnord – Pal Arinsal and Vallnord – Ordino ArcalísAlthough not physically connected, these two resorts joined their facilities, activities and services together to become one of the most complete snow and mountain destinations in the Pyrenees, with 93 kilometres of ski slopes.


Austria’s Best Ski Resort 2016

Kitzbühel Ski Resort

Kitzbühel ski resort is consistently ranked among the world’s most exclusive destinations. To ski here is to journey to the heart of the sport. The large ski resort with some of the most diverse and expansive skiing in the world stretches from Kirchberg to Pass Thurn and is accessed by various base areas.


Bulgaria’s Best Ski Resort 2016

Bansko Ski Resort

Bansko ski resort is located in Pirin Mountains, Bulgaria. This  Ski Resort in the Balkans offers great variety of ski pistes that can satisfy everyone’s tastes and abilities.


Czech Republic’s Best Ski Resort 2016

Skiareál Špindlerův Mlýn

This ski resort is located in the middle of the highest Czech mountains, the Giant Mountains. It is the most popular and the most visited Czech ski resort.

Skiareál Špindlerův Mlýn

Check out also part 1 here.

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