Rusutsu Resort triumphs for the third consecutive year at the World Ski Awards 2019

Rusutsu Resort triumphs for the third consecutive year at the World Ski Awards with Kamori Kanko Chairman Kimihito Kamori awarded ‘Outstanding Contribution to Ski Tourism 2019’.

On November 23rd 2019, Rusutsu Resort (operated by President Hisatake Kamori, headquartered in Sapporo) was again awarded the prestigious award for Japan’s Best Ski Resort 2019 with The Westin Rusutsu Resort winning Japan’s Best Ski Hotel 2019, at the prestigious World Ski Awards, 2019 ceremony, in Kitzbühel, Austria. This marks the third consecutive year in which Rusutsu Resort has won this remarkable double award.
In addition, Kamori Kanko Co., Ltd chairman Mr Kimihito Kamori received the Outstanding Contribution to Ski Tourism 2019, which honours his significant achievements in the ski industry.

World Ski Awards

• Rusutsu Resort - Japan’s Best Ski Resort 2019
• The Westin Rusutsu Resort Japan’s Best Ski Hotel 2019
• Kamori Kanko Co., Ltd Chairman Kimihito Kamori  - Outstanding Contribution to Ski Tourism 2019

World Ski Awards 2019

Outstanding Contribution to Ski Tourism 2019

At the 2019 awards ceremony, the “Outstanding Contribution to Ski Tourism 2019 Award” was bestowed upon Kamori Kanko Chairman, Mr. Kimihito Kamori for his work in the industry. This prestigious achievement award is designated by The World Ski Awards Executive Committee.

This marks the second time a Japanese national has won this special award following Niseko’s Avalanche Research Centre Director, Mr. Yasuo Shintani, triumphing in 2014.
Kamori Kanko Co., Ltd Chairman, Mr. Kimihito Kamori commented:  
"As a ski developer, this marks one of the best days of my life. A high number of guests are visiting Rusutsu Resort for ski tourism, which gives me significant encouragement and inspiration. We constantly strive to further improve our service and guest experience.”
“It is a great honour to win the double award and be recognized by the prestigious World Ski Awards for the third consecutive year.
Kamori Kanko Co., Ltd, Hisatake Kamori added:
“Kamori Kanko is delighted to win these prestigious accolades from The World Ski Awards and is extremely grateful to everyone who took the time to vote. We hope to continue to strive towards further achievements in the winter sports and tourism industries in future. In 2019, Rusutsu Resort has established a prestigious partnership with Vail Resorts to join the Epic Pass as the result of the hard work of staff and the companies Chairman. In the future, we aim to meet and exceed guest expectations and plan to further develop Rusutsu Resort into a world-class destination.”

About World Ski Awards

The World Ski Awards (based in London, England) is one of the most prestigious awards in the ski tourism industry and often referred to as the ‘Oscars’ of the travel industry. Established in 2013, this year marks the seventh time these distinguished awards have been held, covering a wide variety of categories which see the finest resorts, hotels, and ski industry companies from around the globe competing for recognition. Initial nominations are announced in June with the general public invited to vote online, in multiple distinct categories. Once the votes have been finalised the winners are announced in November.

Japan’s Best Ski Resort - Rusutsu Resort

Japan’s Best Ski Hotel 2018 - The Westin Rusutsu Resort