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It is one of the most exclusive and cosmopolitan resorts in


, as well as the largest ski domain in the Swiss country.

Up to 400 kilometers of slopes and

89 ski lifts

are distributed through its bucolic landscapes covered in white when the cold arrives.

Of these, 195 kilometers are signposted, so that you can access the skiable area of

​​Los 4 Valles.

All these parameters have made Verbier have been chosen the best in the world in the last

World Ski Awards

, the Oscars of the snows.

The tenth edition of the awards, held every year since 2013, reviews not only

the most spectacular resorts on the planet

, but also the best ski hotels in their different categories (sustainable, boutique, chalets...), as well as to

tour operators and travel agencies

specialized in the sector.

Its aim is to "recognise, reward and celebrate excellence

in ski tourism

, inspiring innovation, local growth and prosperity", in the words of World Ski Awards Managing Director Sion Rapson.

"The awards show that the appetite for ski tourism has never been stronger," he adds.

Skiers at the Verbier resort.

It is not the first time that the Verbier station, located on a sunny plateau in the

Swiss canton of Valais

, has risen to the top of the ranking, since last year it was also the winner for its facilities, its hotel and culinary offer and its complementary activities to

white sport

par excellence.

Read about the

après-ski celebrations,

the hiking trails to get a glimpse of the Combis massif or

Mont Blanc, paragliding or the



in its spas.

From France to Dubai

Anyone who still had doubts about escaping to

Valais this season should know that first place in the category of

best snow hotel in the world

was also awarded at the World Ski Awards

to the recently renovated

W Verbier,

which is why it is presented as the white destination. of the moment.

Another reason: a cable car allows you to reach

the top of Mont-Fort,

at 3,330 meters high, and from which you can descend one of the most beautiful black slopes in the Alps.

The domain of Laax, in Switzerland, illuminated.

The prize for the best freestyle

resort in

the world went to another Swiss resort,


, in the

Graubünden region

, with 224 kilometers of slopes (70% of them located above 2,000 meters, which guarantees excellent

snow quality

) and four


with 90 obstacles.

These figures mean that it is, along with Verbier, one of the largest ski areas in the Alpine country.

There is more: the number one


resort is Ski Dubai.

The best indoor station is in Dubai.

As for the national territory, the


station , in the Aragón Valley, has been chosen as the best in the country for the first time in the history of the awards, whose voters are professionals and consumers in the sector.


four differentiated skiable areas

(among them, the famous

Pista Grande

, the favorite for beginners) and five restoration points, the Huesca resort stands as the cradle of this sport in Spain when it was inaugurated in 1928.

Best hotels in Spain

Regarding the award, the CEO of Candanchú, Fernando Montón, thanked them for the


, while being aware that the award "encourages them to continue improving and continue transmitting their passion for snow."

Of the


ski resorts located in Spain, only four have managed to sneak into this tenth edition of the awards: the aforementioned Candanchú, Baqueira Beret,

Cerler and Boí Taul.

As for the national award-winning accommodations, there are the

Val de Neu

(best snow hotel) and the

Meliá Royal Tanau Boutique Hotel

(best boutique hotel), both in Baqueira.

Panoramic of Candanchú.

We continue with the ranking outside our borders, since the best new snow hotel is

Bear Lodge

(France), while the number one in terms of sustainability is


and the most impressive chalet,

Zermatt Peak

, the latter two in Switzerland.

You have to cross the Atlantic to enjoy the best boutique accommodation, the

Stein Eriksen Residences

in the United States.

The list goes on with the world's best ski resort company,

Bergbahn AG Kitzbühel

in Austria, and the best group, France's

Compagnie des Alpes


Val de Neu, the best ski hotel in Spain.

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