Post provided by guest contributing blogger, Karin Gage, Associate Broker at Summit Sotheby’s International Realty in Utah. Karin has been working in the Park City and Deer Valley markets for nearly 20 years.
The 2013 World Ski Awards were held in Austria this past November and focused on the top 20 nations that are shaping the future of the ski industry. The World Ski Awards are part of the World Travel Awards, which are considered the “Oscars of the travel industry.”
Here are just a few of the resorts nominated. Visit the World Ski Awards website to see all the World’s Best Ski Resort nominees.
US Best Ski Resort
Deer Valley Resort | Park City, Utah
Utah’s premier resort, Deer Valley Resort recently added another honor to its long list of awards. Recently, the World Ski Awards named the resort the United States’ Best Ski Resort for 2013. Exemplified by this latest round of awards, Deer Valley remains as one of the top-rated destination resort areas for both winter and summer recreational opportunities.
$4,290,000 USD | Park City, Utah | Summit Sotheby’s International Realty
This stunning mountain contemporary home has incredible views of Deer Valley and the Park City Mountain Resort ski runs. Inside the home the 18 foot vaulted ceiling and 2-story stone fireplace accents the comfortable Great Room while the coffered ceiling in formal dining room adds a sophisticed element to the main living area. And not to miss is the beautiful treehouse ideal for watching the spectacular mountain sunsets!
France’s Best Ski Resort
Val Thorens | France
Val Thorens in France received double awards taking the top honor as the World’s Best Ski Resort, as well as being named France’s Best Ski Resort.
Canada’s Best Ski Resort
Lake Louise | Alberta, Canada
1 339 000 $ CAD | Banff, Alberta | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada
Located 40 minutes outside the Lake Louise Ski Resort in the mountains of Banff National Park, this custom-built home will delight even the most discerning buyer. Perched on a rise above the surrounding homes this home has two west facing decks that lookout over Banff. Private elevator access, heavy timber detailing and two rundle stone gas fireplaces complete the home’s rustic and luxurious features.
New Zealand’s Best Ski Resort
Treble Cone | Wanaka, New Zealand
$1 649 500 NZD | Wanaka, New Zealand | New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty
Winner of the prestigious New Zealand Institute of Architecture Award for the Southland and Otago region, singled out for the overall exceptional design, quality of build, and livability, Lakeshore Springs is an exclusive complex of ten premium apartments on the lakefront. Inside, exclusive materials have been used such as Russian Oak timber, Italian tiles, granite and stone, all integral to the enduring style. This luxurious development is less than three minutes’ walk from downtown Wanaka and within easy driving distance to some of the South Island’s best ski resorts.
The World Ski Awards are designed to celebrate and reward excellence in the resorts and hospitality sector. The Awards are selected via voting process that votes from ski travel and tourism industry professionals including senior executives, tour operators, travel buyers, and media professionals. The public can also cast votes as well.
Many thanks to our guest blogger, Karin Gage from Summit Sotheby’s International Realty. With 7 offices Summit Sotheby’s International Realty serves some of Utah’s best-known luxury markets in Park City, Deer Valley, Heber, Midway, St. George and metropolitan Salt Lake City.