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France maintains title of world's best ski destination for 2020


Agence France-Presse

 /  Wed, November 27, 2019  /  10:04 pm
France maintains title of world's best ski destination for 2020

View of a telepherique or cable car at "cime Caron 3195 m" leading to the high panorama viewing site of the Val Thorens ski resort, in the French Alps, on August 10, 2018, during the summer holidays. (AFP/Philippe Desmazes)

France's Val Thorens has been crowned the world's best ski resort 2020 for the sixth year in a row at the World Ski Awards. 

At an altitude of 2,300 meters, Val Thorens is Europe's highest ski resort and offers a vast network of "snow-sure" slopes. 

Last year, the resort launched an Ultra-Light Motorized glider-cum-aircraft that surfs the skies in 20-minute sessions.  

A new zipline also opened for thrill seekers, whisking riders 65 meters above the ski slopes, along 1,600 meters at speeds of up to 75km/h. 

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Winners of the World Ski Awards are determined by votes cast by industry professionals and the public.

Here are some of the winners: 

  • World's Best Freestyle Resort 2019: LAAX (Switzerland) 
  • World's Best Ski Hotel 2019: W Verbier (Switzerland) 
  • World's Best New Ski Hotel 2019: Le Massif (Italy) 
  • World's Best Green Ski Hotel 2019: Valsana Hotel & Appartements (Switzerland) 
  • World's Best Ski Boutique Hotel 2019: Ki Niseko (Japan) 
  • World's Best Ski Chalet 2019: Chalet Les Anges, Zermatt (Switzerland) 
  • World's Best New Ski Chalet 2019: Le Chalet Mont Blanc (France) 
  • World's Best Ski Resort Company 2019: Bergbahn AG Kitzbühel (Austria)
  • World's Best Indoor Ski Resort 2019: Ski Dubai (UAE)

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