The Italian ski resort Livigno has won the prestigious title Best European Resort 2012 at the World Snow Awards.
Livigno came top because of the impeccable quality and wide range of its services offered across the winter season, including world-beating hotel offers and the super efficiency of its ski lifts.
Located high in the Italian Alps, Livigno is one of the most snow-sure resorts in Europe. It is even known by locals as Little Tibet because of its immense snow fall and perfect temperatures.
Special mention was also made of Livigno’s outstanding Freeride Experience, which allows visitors to enjoy exciting yet safe off-piste thrills.
Olympic stars Martin and Graham Bell, along with Graham’s co-presenter on Ski Sunday Ed Leigh, headed the panel that also included former president of the SIGB Damon Street, editor ofWhere to Ski & Snowboard Dave Watts, former chief executive of the Ski Club of Great Britain Caroline Stuart Taylor and editor of Ski and Snowboard Henry Druce.
Nick Miller, Chairman of VOS Media and publisher of Ski and Snowboard said:
“The ski and snowboard world is one of the most vibrant and innovative sectors of the travel industry and the World Snow Awards has recognised those who go the extra mile and lead the way for the rest of the industry.”
Launched by VOS Media, the company behind Ski and Snowboard magazine and the Ski and Snowboard Show, the Snow Awards were judged by a 22-strong panel of ski and snowboard experts, and by public vote.