The 2015 World Ski Awards took place last week in Kitzbühel, Austria and the town of Park City was well represented yet again. Stein Eriksen Lodge was awarded the distinction of "World's Best Ski Hotel" for the second consecutive year, and Deer Valley Resort defended its title as the "United States' Best Ski Resort" for the third year running.

"Stein Eriksen Lodge is honored to carry the title of World's Best and United States' Best Ski Hotel and be recognized alongside the man who helped pioneer luxury ski vacations," said Russ Olsen, CEO of Stein Eriksen Lodge. "As substantiated by our valued guests and industry peers, the lodge continues to uphold its long-held standing as the industry leader in ski hospitality."

"With benchmarks set by Deer Valley's founding visionary, Edgar Stern, and the resort's ties with Stein Eriksen and the Lodge which bears his name, it's no wonder that this luxury offering we have built continues to set the standard when it comes to ski vacations," said Bob Wheaton, president and general manager of Deer Valley Resort. "We are honored to carry the title of United States' Best Ski Resort."

Ski legend and lodge namesake, Stein Eriksen was also honored at the ceremony, receiving an award for "Outstanding Contribution to Ski Tourism." This lifetime achievement award was bestowed on Eriksen for his outstanding work that has affected the ski industry and the Park City community.

The ranking process consisted of leading ski tourism professionals worldwide-senior executives, travel buyers, tour operators, agents and media-as well as thousands of luxury travel consumers casting votes via worldskiawards.com  and World Ski Awards' Facebook page.

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About Park City

Park City, Utah is North America's most accessible mountain recreation destination, located just 35 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport. Park City offers over 100 lodging properties including bed and breakfast inns, condominiums and full-service hotels. Park City is home to Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain Resort, and over 400 miles of public trails, which offer endless year-round outdoor recreation possibilities. Boasting nearly 150 palate pleasing bars and restaurants, an abundance of shopping options lining Historic Main Street and the Utah Olympic Park, one easy trip offers a mountain range of activities and amenities for the most discerning visitors. For more information, please visit http://www.visitparkcity.com/

About World Ski Awards

Launched in 2012 as the sister event to the World Travel Awards, the World Ski Awards celebrate and reward excellence in ski tourism and focuses on the leading 20 nations who are shaping the future of the ski industry. Established in 1993, the World Travel Awards acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry.