Winners of the World Snow Awards

05 November 2012

The World Snow Awards were judged by an 18-strong panel of ski and snowboard experts, and by public vote. The experts included Martin and Graham Bell, Ed Leigh, Dave Watts, Caroline Stuart Taylor and Henry Druce. The 2012 World Snow Awards recognise the very best resorts, kit, companies and individuals in a total of 28 categories and the winners are:

Best European Resort
Livigno, Italy

Best North American Resort
Fernie, Canada

Best family resort
Avoriaz, France

Best upcoming resort
Monterosa Ski, Italy

Best resort for après
Zermatt, Switzerland

Best Clothing manufacturer
Arc'teryx

Best accessory manufacturer
Scott

Best safety kit manufacturer
Mammut

Best sunglasses manufacturer
POC

Best goggles manufacturer
Salomon

Best UK specialist retailer (multiple stores)
Ellis Brigham

Best UK specialist retailer
Ski Bartlett

Best Airline
Swiss

Best airport
Geneva

Best specialist operator
Ski Independence

Best mainstream operator
Crystal

Best Specialist Agent
Ski Solutions

Best Mainstream Wintersports insurer
Direct Travel Insurance

Best Specialist insurer
MPI

Best Snowboard
Jones Mountain Twin

Best Women's Snowboard
Salomon Wonder

Best Overall Snowboard Manufacturer
Burton

Best Ski
Black Crows Nocta

Best Women's ski
Volkl Allura

Best Overall Ski Manufacturer
Volkl

Iconic ski
Salomon X-Scream Series

Iconic snowboard
Lib Tech Skate Banana

Polar Bear - Outstanding Contribution to Snowsports
Arnie Wilson

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