Verbier has been voted as World's Best Ski Resort at the annual World Ski Awards.
Previous 7-time winner, Val Thorens, the highest ski resort in Europe, was chosen as 'Best Ski Resort in France
Launched in 2013, World Ski Awards rewards leaders in their field. Votes are cast by ski industry professionals (senior executives, travel buyers, tour operators and media) and by the public (ski tourism consumers) in a range of categories, including best resorts, hotels, chalets and tour operators. More than 2.2 million people voted online.
Vincent Lalanne, director of Val Thorens Tourist Office, said:
"We are really honoured to be awarded the accolade of 'Best Ski Resort in France', thanks to our community of Val Thorens fans. We also want to congratulate Verbier for winning the 'World's Best Ski Resort' title which we've achieved 7 times. The World Snow Awards recognises and rewards excellence and we will try everything to win it again next year by continually improving our products and services for our valued guests."
Lalanne added: "We are also delighted to once again be able to receive and welcome British visitors now that the French Government has allowed leisure travel to resume."