by Lake Louise Ski Resort
The Lake Louise Ski Resort
has won the prestigious accolade of Best Ski Resort in Canada at the first ever World Ski Awards
. These awards are part of the World Travel Awards, dubbed as "the Oscars of the Travel Industry", and were established to acknowledge leading ski resorts that show determination and commitment to excellence in ski tourism.
The 2013 World Ski Awards Gala Ceremony was held in Kitzbühel, Austria November 16th. In addition to winning Canada's top resort, Lake Louise qualified in the top-three for Best Overall Ski Resort in the World, with Deer Valley and Val Thorens, which took top honour in that category.
"The Lake Louise Ski Resort has been my lifelong passion and we couldn't be more pleased by this recognition,"says owner and President Charlie Locke. "We take a lot of pride in providing impeccable hospitality in a pristine mountain setting where our guests are wowed at every turn."
"With over a million votes cast from across the globe, it's a testament to all of the hard work the people at Lake Louise do to make the guest experience # 1, and to some of the most beautiful scenery in the world."says Dan Markham, Director, Brand and Communications.
The award was not selected, but earned, by receiving the most votes cast by leading ski tourism professionals and luxury travel customers. Accepting the award on behalf of Lake Louise was International Sales Manager Jason Connell (pictured) "It was an absolute honour to accept the World Ski Award for Canada's Best Ski Resort on behalf of both the Locke family and the larger Lake Louise Ski Resort family."
The Lake Louise Ski Resort, nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains and Banff National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers legendary light, dry powder and awe-inspiring panoramas of endless mountain peaks, glaciers and frozen lakes. With 4,200 acres of terrain spread across four mountain faces and one of the longest seasons in North America, this is truly a ski resort for all tastes and abilities. Just minutes from the famous village of Lake Louise and conveniently accessible from the town of Banff, the resort features a large first-timer area, beginner and intermediate runs from every chairlift and world-renowned expert terrain including steep chutes and expansive bowls, plus an awesome terrain park. Lake Louise is consistently voted a locals' favourite and one of the most scenic mountain destinations on the planet.