The World Ski Awards presentation was held in Kitzbuhel, Austria, attended by an audience of snow sports industry professionals and stakeholders from all around the world, to announce the winners which were voted upon online by a mix of ski tourism executives, travel buyers, tour operators, media professionals, and the skiing public.
The World Ski Awards serves to celebrate and reward excellence in ski tourism through their annual awards programme. World Ski Awards is part of the World Travel Awards which are currently celebrating their 20th birthday, and are heralded as ‘the Oscars of the travel industry'.
Other iconic New Zealand businesses recognised at the 2013 World Snow Awards are the Hilton Queenstown Resort and Spa which won Best Ski Hotel, Eichardt's Private Hotel which won Best Boutique Ski Hotel, and the Azur Luxury Lodge which won Best Ski Chalet.
In 2013 the global ski tourism marketplace is estimated to deliver 400 million skier visits across 2,000 ski resorts spread across 80 countries.
The recognition for Treble Cone as the Best New Zealand Ski Resort is a timely fit for the ski area, which is currently in the final days of its Super Early Bird 2014 Season Pass Sale.
Treble Cone has long been recognised by both the passionate domestic skier and snowboarder market, and the strong international market, for its fun natural terrain, real mountain experience, and spectacular views across Lake Wanaka and the Southern Alps.