And the winners are…

It was a night of celebration at the 2012 World Snow Awards. The great and the good gathered in London to witness the very best in the world of skiing and snowboarding land the top honours. The 2012 World Snow Awards recognise the very best resorts, kit, companies and individuals in a total of 28 categories, as revealed below, with ski and snowboards judged using Ski and Snowboard magazine’s extensive results from annual testing weeks.

And so, without further ado, here are the winners of the 2012 World Snow Awards.

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


Best accessory manufacturer


Best safety kit manufacturer


Best sunglasses manufacturer


Best goggles manufacturer


Best UK specialist retailer (multiple stores)

Ellis Brigham

Best UK specialist retailer

Ski Bartlett

Best Airline


Best airport


Best specialist operator

Ski Independence

Best mainstream operator


Best Specialist Agent

Ski Solutions

Best Mainstream Wintersports insurer

Direct Travel Insurance

Best Specialist insurer


Best Snowboard

Jones Mountain Twin

Best Women’s Snowboard

Salomon Wonder

Best Overall Snowboard Manufacturer


Best Ski

Black Crows Nocta

Best Women’s ski

Volkl Allura

Best Overall Ski Manufacturer


Iconic ski

Salomon X-Scream Series

Iconic snowboard

Lib Tech Skate Banana

Polar Bear – Outstanding Contribution to Snowsports

Arnie Wilson 

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