November 18 2013
DEER VALLEY RESORT; PARK CITY, UTAH (November 18, 2013) – Deer Valley Resort is pleased to announce it has won United States' Best Ski Resort in the inaugural World Ski Awards. 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 on the prestigious award, please contact Deer Valley Communications Manager Emily Summers at 800-424-DEER (3337) or 435-645-6522; or view the resort’s website at deervalley.com. To follow resort happenings on social media, search #skithedifference. For photos from the 2013 World Ski Awards Gala Ceremony in Kitzbühel, Austria, please visit our Dropbox link.
Deer Valley Resort revolutionized the ski industry by providing the first-class service one would receive at a five-star hotel. The resort offers 21 chairlifts, 101 ski runs, six bowls, 11 restaurants, 300 annual inches of powder, three elegant day lodges, 2,026 acres of alpine skiing, hundreds of luxury accommodations and a renowned Ski School and Children’s Center.
About World Ski Awards
Launched in 2012, World Ski Awards aims to drive up standards within the ski industry by rewarding the organisations that are leaders in their field.
Votes were cast by professionals working within the ski industry – senior executives, travel buyers, tour operators, agents and media - and by the public (ski tourism consumers). Votes were submitted online at World Ski Awards website.
Winners will be announced at the World Ski Awards Ceremony, taking place at the A-ROSA Kitzbühel, Austria on 16th November 2103 as part of a 3 day programme of VIP events and activities.
World Ski Awards is the sister organisation of World Travel Awards, currently celebrating its 20th anniversary as "the Oscars of the travel industry".
For further details contact Sion Rapson, Managing Director:
t: +44 (0)20 7925 0000
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