Winner of Best Ski Resort Award 2018 – 1st place in category “Rest and relaxation” and “Piste preparation/Piste quality”

With their participation in the renowned industry report “Best Ski Resort”, 46,000 winter sports enthusiasts have confirmed: there’s no better place in the entire Alpine region to escape the noise and stress of everyday life than the Aletsch Arena. In the category “Rest and Relaxation” the car-free tourist region took 1st place. In the other “feel-good” categories too, such as “Experience of nature”, “Authenticity and atmosphere”, the Valais ski area is up there with the best (top 5 out of 55).

The Aletsch cable cars ranked 2nd in Switzerland in the lifts/cable car categories. In the individual category “Piste preparation/Piste quality” they took 1st place in the satisfaction rankings, and 4th in “Value for money of lift passes”. They also came in 4th for “Piste safety” – out of 55 top ski regions in the entire Alpine region (D/A/CH/I/FR).



The presentation of the renowned industry awards of the “Best Ski Resort 2018” took place on 8 November. The “Best Ski Resort” study (Mountain Man-agement iZ University of Innsbruck) surveyed 46,000 winter sports enthusiasts on the pistes of 55 selected top ski areas in the Alpine region as to their satisfaction levels.

The car-free Aletsch Arena family area made it into 8th place – across all categories (D/A/CH/F/I).

In 10 other individual categories, the Swiss were rewarded with a place among the top 5:

  • Rest and relaxation (1st)
  • Piste preparation/Piste quality (1st)
  • Experience of nature (3rd)
  • Accommodation/hotels (3rd)
  • Ski schools and rental & repair services (3rd)
  • Value for money (lift passes + total) (4th/5th)
  • Piste safety (4th)
  • Authenticity and atmosphere (4th) out of 55.

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