World Snow Awards 2016
Hurry and vote for this year’s World Snow Awards. Public voting closes at 5pm on 8th October. The winners will be announced at the The Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Show London which takes place this year at Battersea Evolution from 27 – 30 October 2016.
The team at FamilySKiNews will have their eyes most closely on the category ‘Family Resort of the Year’, with Keystone, Les Contamines, Meribel, Pila, SkiWelt, Steamboat and Whistler Blackcomb on the shortlist. (Last year this award was won by Les Menuires.)
Arlberg1800 Resort, Nendaz 4 Vallées, Val d’Isere, Val Gardena Gröden or Verbier are all shortlisted for the ‘European Resort of the Year’; and Breckenridge Ski Resort, Panorama Mountain Resort, Tremblant or Whistler Blackcomb for the ‘North American Resort of the Year’. (Les 2 Alpes and Park City clinched these awards last year.)
Gastro-skiers will be interested in the entries for ‘Gastronomic Resort of the Year’, which are Bormio, Park City, Saint Martin de Belleville, Steamboat or Whistler Blackcomb.
And for ‘Apres Resort of the Year’, the choice is between Val d’Isere, Verbier or Whistler Blackcomb.
Some of the results will be decided by a panel of experts from the ski industry. However, you too can vote for certain categories including ‘Best Chalet Company’ (AliKats, Alpoholics, Chamonix All Year, Drop In Chalets, h.o.f.n.a.r, Le Ski, Morgan Jupe, Mountain Spaces, Mountainsun Ltd, TG Ski, The Boutique Chalet Company and Treeline Chalets are all on the shortlist; Treeline Chalets won last year) and for the ‘Best UK Tour Operator’, it’s great to see low-cost operator Action Outdoors nominated alongside Club Med, Crystal, Erna Low, Interski, Momentum Ski, Mountain Heaven, Neilson, Nonstop Ski & Snowboard, Pila Ski, Ski Independence, Ski Norway, Ski Solutions, Ski Weekends, Sunweb Holidays, The Winter Sports Company and VIP SKI. (The winner last year in this category was Nonstop Ski & Snowboard.)
Choose your favourite ‘Snowsports School’ from BASS, Element Ski School, Inside Out Skiing, MINT Snowboarding, Panorama Mountain Resort, Snoworks and Warren Smith Ski Academy. And where’s your favourite place for purchasing kit and equipment? Is it Absolute Snow, Ellis Brigham, Ski Bartlett, Snow+Rock, Snowfit or Snowtrax? (Last year’s award was scooped by Snow + Rock.)