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Shortlists 2013


The World Snow Awards 2013 recognised companies, brands and organisations across the industry who deserved to be rewarded for their excellence in providing service to the snowsports public. The winners were chosen by a panel of leading ski and snowboard experts and by reader votes. 

The shortlists for the categories for the 2013 awards are listed below:



Most improved European Resort

  • St. Anton, Austria
  • Alta Badia, Italy
  • Laax, Switzerland
  • Serre Chevalier, France
  • Val Thorens, France
  • Verbier, Switzerland

Most Improved North American Resort

  • Whistler Blackcomb, Canada
  • Vail, USA
  • Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows, USA
  • Red Mountain, Canada
  • Jackson Hole, USA

Best Upcoming Resort

  • Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Canada
  • Red Mountain Resort, Canada
  • Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau, Austria

Most Improved Family Resort

  • Whistler Blackcomb, Canada
  • Ski Welt Wilder Kaiser -Brixental, Austria
  • Geilo, Norway
  • Silver Star Mountain Resort, Canada
  • Keystone, USA
  • Livigno, Italy

Environmental Award for Ecological Developments NEW

  • Avoriaz, France
  • Jackson Hole, USA
  • Paradiski, France
  • Saas Fee, Switzerland
  • Vail Resorts, USA
  • Whistler Blackcomb, Canada



Best clothing manufacturer

  • Trespass
  • Salomon
  • Ortovox
  • Nikita
  • Faction
  • Eider
  • Dare2b
  • Black Diamond
  • Arc’teryx

Best technological innovation NEW

  • Dhu
  • Scott
  • Rossignol
  • Black Diamond
  • Black Diamond
  • currexSole
  • Faction Skis
  • Atomic
  • Cambridge Ski Safety
  • Butta

Best Safety Equipment Manufacturer NEW

  • Ortovox
  • Haglofs
  • Cambridge Ski Safety
  • Black Diamond

Best Goggle Manufacturer

  • Scott
  • Salomon
  • Salice
  • Julbo
  • Anon



The following Retail Award is sponsored by ISPO 


Best UK Specialist Retailer - public vote



The following Travel Awards are sponsored by MPI Brokers 


Best Transport Innovation NEW

  • Swiss
  • Snow Carbon

Best UK Tour Operator (Mainstream) - public vote

Best UK Tour Operator (Specialist) 

  • Chez Serre Chevalier
  • Cold Fusion Chalets
  • Icicle Mountaineering
  • Le Ski
  • Morgan Jupe
  • Ride and Slide
  • Ski 2

Best UK Specialist Travel Agent

  • Action Outdoors
  • Alpine Answers
  • Iglu
  • Independent Ski Links
  • Livigno Snow Holidays
  • Mountain Beds
  • Simply Val d’Isere
  • Ski Line
  • Ski Solutions
  • Ski Tracer
  • SNO

Best Snowsports Insurance Provider

  • Direct Travel Insurance
  • Dog Tag
  • ERV
  • MPI Brokers
  • Ski Club of Great Britain



Judged by experts from the Ski and Snowboard Magazine 

Best Snowboard
Best Women Specific Snowboard
Best Overall Snowboard Manufacturer
Best Ski
Best Women Specific Ski
Best Overall Ski Manufacturer



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