At the annual Reader’s Choice Awards Gstaad landed on first place in the category of Best Ski Resorts in Europe.
For over three decades Condé Nast Traveler has been asking its readers which places they like best. 600,000 registered voters cast their ballot and told the magazine about their favourite hotels, resort, trains, etc.
Condé Nast Traveler writes about the winner of the Best Ski Resort in Europe: “A traffic-free town center, including a promenade lined with luxury boutiques, and fairy-tale Swiss architecture make this one of Europe’s most traditional winter destinations. Charming chalet villages adorn the entrances to the various ski areas. A range of superb slopes make Gstaad accessible for all and gourmands appreciate Michelin-starred restaurants, such as La Cave and Chesery.”
On another travel site, Big 7 Travel, Gstaad also figures in a ranking. They asked their readers to name their favourite place to spend New Year’s Eve.
Gstaad made it into the top 50 on 45th position, which looks worse than the position in the Condé Nast Traveler ranking. However, the category is much broader, including places on all continent as well as big cities like New York and Sidney. Considering this, 45th place is a great achievement.
According to Big 7 Travel, the ranking is based on their social audience of 1.5m people also taking into account city festivities and previous awards.