Pan Pacific Whistler MountainsideFor the first time ever, the World Ski Awards has travelled the globe to find the best of the best places to stay and play in the snow. And the word is out: Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside has just been named Canada’s Best Ski Hotel.

“It is a true honour to be named Canada’s leading ski hotel in these prestigious awards,” says Pan Pacific Whistler’s general manger Lloyd Daser. “In a country that loves winter sports, and with so many exceptional properties out there, this is a testament to our location at the base of Whistler Mountain, our all-suite hotel, our staff and the quality of service they offer our guests every day.”

The inaugural World Ski Awards were announced at a ceremony held on November 16 in Kitzbühel, Austria.

This brand new sister competition to the prestigious World Travel Awards, which are widely considered the Oscars of the travel industry, acknowledges the finest brands in the global winter sports hospitality industry. It features five categories in 20 countries ranging from Andorra to Korea to New Zealand.

Sion Rapson, Managing Director of World Ski Awards, said, “The reaction to this – our inaugural event – has been phenomenal. Hundreds of thousands of travel professionals and skiers across the globe have voted for their favourite resorts, chalets and hotels. Tonight’s winners can take enormous pride – they have been voted the finest in class.”

In Whistler-Blackcomb, itself one of the world’s top ski destinations, Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside is a landmark property ideally located at the Gondolas to both mountains. The hotel offer visitors everything they need for an exceptional winter sports vacation including spacious suites and complimentary perks like slope-side valet ski and snowboard storage, in-resort shuttle service, nightly cookies & milk program for kids and, of course, the legendary “Service One” team.

“We’ve always known we have something special to offer,” Daser says. “Now we’re delighted that the world knows it, too.”

More information and images of the awards ceremony held November 16th can be found at

About Pan Pacific Whistler:  Pan Pacific Associates, dubbed the “Service One” team for a reason, are available 24 hours each day at Pan Pacific Whistler’s two award-winning properties, Whistler Village and Mountainside, which was named Canada’s Best Ski Hotel in the inaugural and prestigious World Ski Awards. This team takes pride in ensuring each guest finds his or her way into the most suitable suite in the two hotels, offering that guest the best choice and value in Whistler. Spacious all-suite accommodations at Pan Pacific Whistler properties offer in-suite gas fireplaces, private balconies, full-size kitchens, alpine views and soaker tubs with Aveda salon amenities. Complimentary perks include daily breakfast (Village Centre location only), wireless Internet and local calls, in-resort shuttle and slope-side valet ski/bike/golf storage.

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