Winter 2012 is over, at least for most of us, which means that it's time to review the thousands of resort reviews posted by our community and determine this year's Visitors' Choice Awards Winners.

Over the course of the winter, the OnTheSnow community collectively posts thousands of resort reviews. Users rank resorts on a scale of 1-5 stars in five categories: Family, Park and Pipe, All Mountain Terrain, Nightlife and Overall Excellence.

As a user-generated award, the Visitors' Choice Awards represent the collective opinion of you, our readers, on how well resorts across North America delivered on the experience you expected. 

This week we are announcing the five overall, North American winners in each of those categories. Regional winners in each category wil be announced later this spring. 

The Overall Winners are:

Best Overall Resort: Snowbird, Utah

Best Overall Terrain: Whistler/Blackcomb, British Columbia

Best Overall TerrainParks: Park City, Utah

Best Overall Family Resort: Vail, Colorado

Best Overall Nightlife: Aspen/Snowmass, Colorado

 

Regional Winners

 

Far West

 

Best Overall Resort

[R419R, Squaw Valley], CA

 

Best Family Resort

[R227R, Mammoth Mountain], CA

 

Best Terrain

Squaw Valley, CA

 

Best Park & Pipe

[R299R, Northstar], CA

 

Best Nightlife

[R169R, Heavenly Ski Resort], CA

 

Rockies

 

Best Overall Resort

Snowbird, UT

 

Best Family Resort

Vail, CO

 

Best Terrain

Snowbird, UT

 

Best Park & Pipe

[R314R, Park City Mountain Resort], UT

 

Best Nightlife

Aspen, CO

 

Pacific Northwest

 

Best Overall Resort

Whistler/Blackcomb, BC

 

Best Family Resort

[R494R, White Pass], WA

 

Best Terrain

Whistler/Blackcomb, BC

 

Best Park & Pipe

[R50R, Big White], BC

 

Best Nightlife

[R440R, Sun Valley], ID

 

Midwest

 

Best Overall Resort

[R370R, Ski Brule], MI

 

Best Family Resort

[R221R, Lutsen Resort], MN

 

Best Terrain

[R187R, Indianhead Mountain], MI

 

Best Park & Pipe

[R223R, Mad River Mountain], OH

 

Best Nightlife

[R73R, Boyne Mountain], MI

 

Mid-Atlantic

 

Best Overall Resort

[R407R, Snowshoe], WV

 

Best Family Resort

[R381R, Roundtop Mountain], PA

 

Best Terrain

[R62R, Blue Mountain], PA

 

Best Park & Pipe

[R354R, Seven Springs], PA

 

Best Nightlife

Snowshoe, WV

 

Northeast

 

Best Overall Resort

[R435R, Sugarbush], VT

 

Best Family Resort

[R343R, Saddleback], ME

 

Best Terrain

Sugarbush, VT

 

Best Park & Pipe

[R255R, Mount Snow], VT

 

Best Nightlife

[R198R, Killington], VT