"I am honored that Casa Nova has earned this prestigious recognition,"
said Mark Toro, owner of Casa Nova. "Our Deer Valley home, named for my wife Nancy's family, was designed and constructed to afford us the opportunity to spend true quality time with loved ones in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. It has truly been a labor of love."
Casa Nova includes ski-in/ski-out access to Deer Valley Resort and is just minutes from downtown Park City. Deer Valley Resort was also honored at the World Ski Awards and was named the United States' Best Ski Resort. Deer Valley Resort offers 21 chairlifts, 101 ski runs, six bowls, 11 restaurants, 300 annual inches of powder, three day lodges,
2,026 acres of alpine skiing, hundreds of luxury accommodations and a renowned Ski School and Children's Center.
Casa Nova was the Toro family's dream home, and they were heavily involved in the design and construction from start to finish. It was their goal to create an idyllic, one-of-a-kind get-away for their friends and family. Groundbreaking took place in May of 2006, and the family celebrated their first Thanksgiving holiday in their new home in 2007.
This new designation joins a long list of accolades. In 2008, Casa Nova was named the Ultimate Villa Vacation by Robb Report, the only ski resort included in the list. Casa Nova has been profiled in luxury publications such as Forbes Life Magazine and Luxury Travel Magazine.
CBS News also named Casa Nova the Best Luxury Mountain Villa in Utah in 2009.
The World Ski Awards took place Nov. 15-17 at A-Rosa Kitzbuhel in Kitzbuhel, Austria. The inaugural World Ski Awards focused on 20 nations, celebrating and rewarding excellence across ski resorts and the ski hospitality sector. The awards were created to raise the ski tourist customer experience and stimulate the ski tourism market.
The World Ski Awards are part of World Travel Awards, currently celebrating its 20th anniversary. 2013 winners of World Travel Awards include Soho House New York in New York City, Bellagio in Las Vegas, The Breakers in Palm Beach, Fla., and Grand Wailea in Maui, Hawaii.