The winter destination LAAX has been nominated as "Switzerland's Best Ski Resort" at the World Ski Awards for the sixth time in a row. For the past five consecutive years, LAAX has prevailed as "Switzerland's Best Ski Resort" against well-known competitors such as Davos Klosters, St. Moritz and Zermatt. Last year Flavio Battaini (COO) received the "World's Best Freestyle Resort" award on behalf of LAAX for the second time. For LAAX, the Freestyle category is one of the most important awards in the industry worldwide. This year LAAX has again set itself the goal of convincing the jury and the audience with its modern, dynamic and freestyle-oriented concept.
In addition, two hotels of the destination LAAX have again been nominated this year. On the one hand the rocksresort as "World's Best Green Ski Hotel" for the implementation of the Minergie standard in the 121 "ski in - ski out" apartments. The inclusion of this category last year underlines the increasing relevance of sustainability in the tourism industry. In the final ranking of the World Ski Awards 2017, the rocksresort came first in this category. In the category "World's Best New Ski Hotel" the Riders Hotel is nominated for the first time at the World Ski Awards, which opened its doors again in December 2017 after a renovation phase.
For over two decades LAAX has been focusing on the freestyle lifestyle with passion and extensive know-how. The world's largest halfpipe, an Olympic-size pro kicker line, four centrally located snow parks and the Freestyle Academy, Europe's first freestyle indoor hall - all this is available in LAAX. LAAX not only has an extensive infrastructure of freestyle offers, but is also home to international top events such as the "LAAX OPEN" and is known for innovative and sustainable hotel concepts.
The awards are both jury and audience prizes and are among the World Travel Awards, which are considered "Oscars of the travel industry".
The voting for the World Ski Award runs until 22 September 2018. Voting is possible via the following links:
LAAX:World’s Best Freestyle Resort
LAAX: Switzerland’s Best Ski Resort
Riders Hotel: World’s Best New Ski Hotel
rocksresort: World’s Best Green Ski Hotel