List of the best ski resorts around the world

Revelstoke, British Columbia (MountainHardcore/shutterstock.com)

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The inaugural World Ski Awards event was held in Kitzbuhel, Austria over the weekend, honoring the best resorts around the world, from Australia and North America to Russia and Asia.

The big winner of the night was France's Val Thorens, the highest resort in Europe, which was named the best ski resort in the world. Other big winners include:

World's Best Ski Hotel: Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch, Colorado, USA
World's Best Ski Boutique Hotel: Aurelio Lech, Austria
World's Best Ski Chalet: Bighorn, Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada

Here are a few other regional winners from the World Ski Awards:

Andorra's Best Ski Resort 2013: Vallnord

Argentina's Best Ski Resort 2013: Cerro Castor

Australia's Best Ski Resort 2013: Perisher

Austria's Best Ski Resort 2013: Kitzbühel

Bulgaria's Best Ski Resort 2013: Bansko

Canada's Best Ski Resort 2013: Lake Louise

Chile's Best Ski Resort 2013: Portillo

Finland's Best Ski Resort 2013: Ruka

France's Best Ski Resort 2013: Val Thorens

Germany's Best Ski Resort 2013: Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Italy's Best Ski Resort 2013: Cortina d'Ampezzo

Japan's Best Ski Resort 2013: Niseko

New Zealand's Best Ski Resort 2013: Treble Cone

Norway's Best Ski Resort 2013: Trysil

Russia's Best Ski Resort 2013: Krasnaya Polyana

Slovenia's Best Ski Resort 2013: Kranjska Gora

South Korea's Best Ski Resort 2013: YongPyong

Sweden's Best Ski Resort 2013: Åre

Switzerland's Best Ski Resort 2013: LAAX

United States' Best Ski Resort 2013: Deer Valley Resort

The World Ski Awards are an offshoot of the World Travel Awards, considered the 'Oscars' of the travel industry. Votes were cast by senior executives, travel buyers, tour operators, agents and media professionals in the ski and tourism industry.

For the full list, visit http://worldskiawards.com


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