The results are in for the World Ski and Snow Awards 2016, and Val d'Isere managed to take home not one, not two, but THREE wins!
STORY BY: Kenny Jesus
Decided on by a panel of industry experts.
European Resort of the Year: Val d'Isère
A new 10-person gondola with heated seats and wifi that can carry 3,600 people replaces a cable car and chairlift, greatly increasing access to the Solaise area. There’s also a new beginner area and day lodge at the top of the gondola including a picnic area with microwaves and kids’ area with cushions and a TV showing cartoons.
Après Resort of the Year: Val d'Isère
This was a tough one to call, with Verbier coming a close second – but new openings like Cocorico après bar with live bands, Ski Gallery and Fondue factory for families as well as firm favourites like the Folie Douce, Dicks T bar and Doudoune made this year’s winner Val d’Isère.
Ski Resort of the Year: Val d'Isère
There was a very clear winner this year for the significant investment the resort has made to transform the experience of visitors.