SnowTrex-Award 2018 – The most popular ski areas & accommodations of the season

30/11/2018 - SnowTrex

This year, 69 accommodations and 56 ski areas have received the SnowTrex-Award 2018. The basis for the award is composed of the ratings of our travellers from the 2017/2018 winter season. The most popular accommodations and ski areas from our selection boast a memorable seal both online and in resort.

Our best ski areas and top hotels receive an award.

Quality seal for the best ski areas and accommodations

Nothing is more authentic than real recommendations from past guests, which is why personal ratings are especially valuable to us. SnowTrex does not rely solely on its own expert ratings of the ski areas, but also on the judgement of the customers. Based on the ratings of our guests from the previous season, we were able to select the best ski areas and accommodations from the previous winter season and provide them with a SnowTrex-Award. In doing so, we are promoting the direct recommendations of our customers. This prestigious award allows guests to profit from the experience of others. For example, when travellers were quite impressed with the service from a certain hotel or enjoyed the aspects of a certain ski area, others can see this all in one place on our website. The winners hold the titles “Best Place to Ski” and “Top Hotel”.

How is the data collected?

Shortly after going on holiday with SnowTrex, customers receive a questionnaire with which they can share their personal feedback and rate their overall satisfaction in various categories. After all, the holiday experience is most present immediately after the winter holiday has ended. Categories that can be rated include service, board and facilities of the accommodation, the quality of the ski area, extra services like ski and snowboard lessons, as well as the price-service ration, among other things. All these data contribute to the overall ratings and recommendation rates, which are displayed on the website next to the respective products. All accommodations and ski areas with a specific minimum amount of ratings, as well as a recommendation rate of at least 80% (accommodations), or at least 8 out of 10 points (ski areas), receive a SnowTrex-Award this year.

Here’s what the award looks like

Prestigious customer-based awards, like the SnowTrex-Award, should certainly be seen. That’s why all winners receive a special seal, of which points out their special quality. In order to make sure that all guests can recognise the winners, a striking seal can be found both on the website,, as well as in resort:

Most of the winners are in Austria and France

This year’s winners are found mainly in Austria and France. A total of 69 hotels, apartments and pensions, as well as 56 ski areas from the SnowTrex selection, have received our coveted award for 2018. Austria received the most awards with a total of 29 ski areas and 41 accommodations. The most popular destinations in Austria include the ski areas of Arlberg, the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser – Brixental, the Salzburger Sportwelt and the Zillertal Arena. The glacier ski areas in the Kauner Valley, the Stubai Valley and the Pitz Valley are also included. In France, 11 ski areas were among the winners, including the mega ski area of Les 3 Vallées as well as hotspots Alpe d’Huez, Grand Domaine Ski, Les 2 Alpes and Tignes-Val d’Isere.

The remaining alpine countries have also impressed with their holiday qualities. In the Italian Dolomites, Livigno, Plan de Corones and Monte Bondone were highly rated, and in Switzerland, the ski areas of Davos Klosters Mountains and Meiringen-Hasliberg have excellent winter sports opportunities available. In Germany, the ski area of Garmisch-Classic as well as the Zugspitzplatt are the top favourites, and the bordering ski areas of Fichtelberg (bordering the Czech Republic) and Oberstdorf, and the Austrian Kleinwalsertal also receive an award. These and many other destinations and accommodations have received an award.

SnowTrex-Award Winners 2018

The following ski areas and accommodations have received the SnowTrex-Award 2018:

Austrian Ski Areas

  • 3 Länder Freizeit-Arena
  • 4-Berge-Skischaukel
  • Almenwelt Lofer
  • Arlberg
  • Dachstein West
  • Gastein
  • Großglockner-Heiligenblut
  • Hochkönig
  • Hochzillertal-Hochfügen-Spieljoch
  • Kaunertaler Gletscher – Fendels
  • Kitzbühel
  • Mayrhofen & Hippach
  • Muttereralmpark – Mutters/Götzens
  • Pitztaler Gletscher & Rifflsee
  • Rauris – Hochalm
  • Salzburger Sportwelt
  • Silvretta Arena
  • Silvretta Montafon
  • Ski- & Gletscherwelt Zillertal 3000
  • Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau
  • Ski Oberstdorf Kleinwalsertal
  • Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn
  • SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser – Brixental
  • Sölden
  • Stubaier Gletscher
  • Venet
  • Wildkogel-Arena
  • Zell am See-Kaprun
  • Zillertal Arena

French Ski Areas

  • Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine Ski
  • Chamrousse
  • Galibier Thabor
  • La Plagne
  • Le Grand Domaine
  • Les 2 Alpes
  • Les 3 Vallées
  • Les Sybelles
  • SuperDévoluy & La Joue du Loup
  • Tignes – Val d’Isère
  • Val Cenis Vanoise

German Ski Areas

  • Garmisch-Classic, Zugspitze
  • Ski Oberstdorf Kleinwalsertal
  • Skiregion Fichtelberg/Klínovec
  • SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser – Brixental

Italian Ski Areas

  • Plan de Corones
  • Livigno
  • Monte Bondone
  • Paganella
  • Val Senales Glacier
  • Val di Fassa-Carezza
  • Val di Fiemme-Obereggen
  • Val Gardena/Alpe di Siusi

Swiss Ski Areas

  • Davos Klosters Mountains
  • Meiringen-Hasliberg
  • Printse
  • Saas-Fee
  • Zermatt

Czech Ski Areas

  • Skiareal Spindler’s Mill
  • Skiregion Fichtelberg/Klínovec

Austrian Accommodations

  • Alpenheim Jörgele – Sölden
  • Alpenhotel Ramsauerhof – Hippach
  • Apart Fliana – Ischgl
  • Apartment Abendstein – Fügen
  • Mountain Hotel Holzer – Pass Thurn
  • Ferienhof Oblasser – Mayrhofen
  • Holiday Hotel Alpenhof – Kitzbühel
  • Gästehaus Ottenhof – Brixen im Thale
  • Gästehaus Waltraud Rauch – Schwendau
  • Gasthof & Restaurant Hotel Schermer – Bad Häring
  • Gasthof Marx – Döllach
  • Hotel Alpengarten – Mallnitz
  • Hotel Alpenkrone – Filzmoos
  • Hotel Alpina – Schwendau
  • Hotel Alpina – Bad Hofgastein
  • Hotel Alte Post – Ellmau
  • Hotel Bon Alpina – Igls
  • Hotel Das Gastein – Bad Hofgastein
  • Hotel Hauserwirt – Münster
  • Hotel Hubertus – Mallnitz
  • Hotel Kirchbichlhof – Hippach
  • Hotel Kristall – Nauders
  • Hotel Krone – Oberperfuss
  • Hotel Lampenhäusl – Fusch am Großglockner
  • Hotel Landhaus Rissbacherhof – Stumm
  • Hotel Mozart – Bad Gastein
  • Hotel Panorama – Finkenberg
  • Hotel Pezina – Flirsch
  • Hotel Post – Döllach
  • Hotel Rissbacher – Stumm
  • Hotel St. Florian – Kaprun
  • Hotel Stangl – Thaur
  • Hotel Zirbenhof – Hochfügen
  • Hotel-Gasthof Zillertal – Strass
  • Hotel Pension Jägerhof – Kolsassberg
  • Hotel Pension Unterbräu – Hopfgarten
  • Hunguest Hotel Heiligenblut – Heiligenblut
  • Laudersbach’s Landhotel & Gasthof – Altenmarkt
  • Pensions Stubaital – Neustift
  • Resort Tirol Am Sonnenplateau – Brixen im Thale
  • Sporthotel Tirolerhof – Itter

French Accommodations

  • Chalets de la Ramoure [value price] – Valfréjus
  • Chalets Grand Panorama II [value price] – Vameinier
  • La Crête du Berger [value price] – La Joue du Loup
  • Le Hameau du Puy [value price] – SuperDévoluy
  • Les Alpages de Val Cenis [value price] – Val Cenis
  • Les Alpages du Corbier – Le Corbier
  • Les Chalets de SuperDévoluy [value price] – SuperDévoluy
  • Les Flocons du Soleil [value price] – La Joue du Loup
  • Les Hauts de Valmeinier [value price] – Vameinier
  • Les Valmonts de Vaujany – Vaujany
  • Les Villages du Bachat [value price] – Chamrousse
  • L’Orée des Pistes [value price] – St. Sorlin
  • Résidence La Turra [value price] – Valfréjus
  • Résidence Le Flocon d’Or – Les Deux Alpes
  • Résidence Les Chalets d’Aurouze – La Joue du Loup
  • Résidence Les Chalets du Verdon [value price] – Val d’Allos
  • Résidence Prestige L’Orée des Pistes – SuperDévoluy

German Accommodations

  • Alpine Hotel Beslhof – Ramsau
  • Alpensport-Hotel Seimler – Berchtesgaden
  • Gasthof Anötzlehen – Berchtesgaden
  • Hotel Binderhäusl – Berchtesgaden
  • Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten – Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Italian Accommodations

  • Alpen Village – Livigno
  • Garni Caravasc – Livigno
  • Glacier Hotel Grawand – Kurzras
  • Le Blanc Hotel & Spa – Monte Bondone

Swiss Accommodations

  • Das Hotel Panorama – Hasliberg
  • Résidence Le Pracondu – Nendaz

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