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Winners 2013


The winners of the World Snow Awards 2013
 were revealed on Friday 1st November. The event, held close to the venue of the Ski and Snowboard Show at the Broadway Members Club in Fulham, was attended by the great and good of the snowsports industry.

Honouring the best in the world of skiing and snowboarding the awards reward resorts, companies, equipment and individuals in 22 categories. The winners were chosen from a shortlist by a panel of leading ski and snowboard experts and by public vote, see the full list of winners below.

 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Martin Bell & Graham Bell

 

HARDWARE

Best overall ski: K2 Annex 118 Seth

Best women’s ski: Volkl Allura

Best overall ski manufacturer: Salomon

Best overall snowboard: Lib Tech Travis Rice

Best women’s snowboard: Burton Sweet Tooth

Best snowboard manufacturer: Burton

 

RESORTS

Most improved European resort: Val Thorens, France

Most improved North American resort: Red Mountain, Canada

Best upcoming resort: Red Mountain, Canada

Most improved family resort: Keystone, USA

Environmental award for ecological developments: Avoriaz, France

 

EQUIPMENT AND CLOTHING

Best clothing manufacturer: Ortovox

Best technological innovation: Black Diamond Z pole

Best safety equipment manufacturer: Ortovox

Best goggle manufacturer: Scott

 

RETAIL

Best UK specialist retailer (public vote): Snow+Rock

 

TRAVEL

Best transport innovation: Snow Carbon

Best UK tour operator (public vote): Nonstop Ski and Snowboard

The judges could not agree on a winner for Best UK Tour Operator (Specialist) so each receives an honourable mention

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

Best UK specialist Travel agent: Sno

Best snowsports insurance provider: MPI

 

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