Following a year-long vetting and selection procedure by the World Ski Awards team, Deer Valley Resort won the distinction among a short list of USA finalists and was in the running among other country winners to be crowned World's Best Ski Resort at the 2013 World Ski Awards Gala Ceremony that took place the weekend of November 15-17, 2013, in Kitzbühel, Austria.
The World Ski Awards serves to celebrate and reward excellence in ski tourism and focuses on the leading 20 nations who are shaping the future of the ski industry. Deer Valley Resort's win comes after nearly one million votes were received from across the globe for the competing resorts. Votes were cast by leading ski tourism professionals worldwide--senior executives, travel buyers, tour operators, agents and media--as well as thousands of luxury travel consumers via worldskiawards.com and World Ski Awards' Facebook page.
Deer Valley Resort was invited to attend the 2013 World Ski Awards Gala Ceremony in the legendary winter sports destination of Kitzbühel, Austria. The official announcement and presentation of the World's Best Ski Resort took place before an audience of the industry's leading international luminaries and media.
"This accolade recognizes and rewards Deer Valley's commitment to excellence and determination to become a true industry leader," said Bob Wheaton, president and general manager of Deer Valley Resort. "We extend a huge thank you to everyone who voted for us!”
The World Ski Awards is part of World Travel Awards, currently celebrating its 20th anniversary as "the Oscars of the travel industry." For more information deervalley.com
Photo credit: St. Regis Deer Valley