Posted on 19 November 2013
Val Thorens, the highest ski resort in Europe and part of Les Trois Vallées – the largest ski area in the world, has been voted the world’s best ski resort at the first ever World Ski Awards, an event held in Austria’s Kitzbuhel during November.
This accolade comes just weeks Val Thorens was named the ‘Most Improved European Resort’ at the Snow World Awards in London. Both awards will be welcomed by owners of ski property in the French Alps, especially those with ski homes in other resorts within Les Trois Vallées, including Courchevel and Méribel.
Votes at the World Ski Awards were made by professionals working within the ski and travel industry, as well as by the public, who together assessed a total of 188 ski resorts from 20 different countries. Launched in 2012, World Ski Awards aims to drive up standards within the ski industry by rewarding the organisations that are leaders in their field. World Ski Awards is the sister organisation of World Travel Awards, currently celebrating its 20th anniversary as “the Oscars of the travel industry”.
“We are very honoured to receive these awards rewarding the work done by the entire resort to take Val Thorens to the top in terms of welcoming and comfort of our clients. We are very grateful to be recognised as the world’s best resort and best improved European resort and will make sure to do everything to keep meeting our clients expectations” said Grégory Guzz, director of Val Thorens Tourist office.