20 Nov 2013

World Ski Awards Winners Announced in Kitzbühel

Recognised as the very best in the global ski tourism industry, the World Ski Awards took place over the weekend of November 15th-17th in Austria’s winter sports destination of Kitzbühel. The event was attended by 200 handpicked guests who took part in a three day programme of unrivalled networking events, dinners, and exclusive ski experience activities.

Ski tourism figureheads and market leaders from North America, Europe Asia, South America and Australasia were in attendance as the World Ski Awards winners were unveiled during the evening.

Sion Rapson, Managing Director, World Ski Awards, said: “The reaction to this – our inaugural event – has been phenomenal. Hundreds of thousands travel professionals and skiers across the globe have voted for their favourite resorts, chalets and hotels. Tonight’s winners can take enormous pride – they have been voted the finest in class.”

“On behalf of World Ski Awards, I would like to offer my sincere thanks to the ski tourism figureheads and market leaders who have joined us this weekend. From here in Austria all the way to Japan, Australia and Canada, our winners represent the best in ski from every corner of the globe.”

The World Ski Awards are the sister organisation of the World Travel Awards, which is heralded as “the Oscars of the travel industry”.

Balkan Holidays featured nominees for both Bulgaria and Slovenia and the winners in each category for these two beautiful Balkan Holidays destinations were as follows:

Bulgaria's Best Ski Resort 2013: Bansko
Slovenia's Best Ski Resort 2013: Kranjska Gora
Bulgaria's Best Ski Hotel 2013: Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko
Slovenia's Best Ski Hotel 2013: Hotel Larix
Bulgaria's Best Ski Boutique Hotel 2013: Villa Gella
Slovenia's Best Ski Boutique Hotel 2013: Hotel Raj
Bulgaria's Best Ski Chalet 2013: Villa Gella
Slovenia's Best Ski Chalet 2013: Julian Alps



To find out more or to book your winter 2013/14 holiday to Bulgaria or Slovenia visit our ski holidays page.