Winners of the World Ski Awards 2023

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Nov 15, 2023 10:39:59 AM

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National Winners of the 2023 World Ski Awards in Finland, Sweden and Norway

On 13 November 2023, the winners of the annual World Ski Awards were announced for the eleventh time in a row. Ski industry professionals and ski consumers submit their votes for the awards.

The World Ski Awards™ are the only global initiative that recognizes, rewards and celebrates excellence in ski tourism. The awards are known to bring the industry closer together and promote innovation, local growth and prosperity.

Sion Rapson, Managing Director, World Ski Awards, says: “Winning a World Ski Award signifies reaching the summit of ski hospitality. I congratulate our select group of winners for all their hard work, fortitude and unswerving commitment to excellence."

Best Ski Resorts in the Nordic Countries

In the Nordic countries, Levi in Finland, Geilo in Norway and Åre in Sweden were recognised as the best ski resorts. After Levi had to hand over the title to Iso-Syöte in 2022, Levi is the winner again this year. Geilo and Åre have already won the title in previous years.

Winners in Finland

The award for Finland's best ski resort in 2023 goes to Levi Ski Resort. Pyhä, Ruka, Salla, Iso-Syöte and Ylläs were also nominated. The winner of the Award "Best Ski Boutique Hotel" may come as a surprise. After years of Hotel Iso-Syöte winning the award, this year the title goes to RukaVillage Ski-Inn Hotel & Apartments. But Syöte also has reason to celebrate: KIDE Hotel by Iso-Syöte was again awarded the title "Best Ski Hotel". Rukan Salonki Chalets was honoured as "Best Ski Chalet".

More on the Finnish winners of the World Ski Awards 2023.

Winners in Sweden

In Sweden, Åre has once again won the title of Best Ski Resort. Åre was nominated alongside Björkliden, Branäs, Funäsfjällen, Hemavan Tärnaby, Riksgränsen, Sälen, Tänndalen and Vemdalen. All the other previous Swedish winners were able to defend their titles in 2023. The best ski hotel is Hotel Bügelhof in Sälen, the best ski boutique hotel is Eriksgård Fjällhotell and The Villa Copperhill Private Lodge was once again voted best ski chalet.

More on the Swedish winners of the World Ski Awards 2023.

Winners in Norway

The southern Norwegian ski resort Geilo has been honoured as Norway's best ski resort for the fifth time in a row. Geilo was nominated together with Hafjell, Hemsedal, Hovden, Norefjell and Trysil. Last year's winner of the "Best Ski Hotel" award, Radisson Blu Resort Trysil, has to hand over its title to the Vestlia Resort in Geilo. The Nermo Hotell ("Best Ski Boutique Hotel") and Havsdalgrenda ("Best Ski Chalet") were honoured once again in a row. 

More on the Norwegian winners of the World Ski Awards 2023.

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