Visitors to OnTheSnow.com have chosen Snow Summit in the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California as their "Favorite Family-Friendly Resort" in the Far West. The data period for voting was January 2010 when a Nielsen audit showed 2.3 million unique browsers logged in to the world's most visited Web portal. OnTheSnow.com is published by Mountain News Corp.
The ski resort with the top average score (on a scale of 1 to 5) in each category, and a minimum number of entries, receives the award. Visitors then ranked them in five categories: Overall Favorite, Best Nightlife, Most Family-Friendly, Best Downhill Terrain, and Best Terrain Park.
"User-generated content is a very powerful and effective way Web visitors have to communicate with each other," said Mountain News Corp. President and Publisher Rob Brown. "Skiers and snowboarders are relying on the word of their peers when they make resort choices."
Here are just a few samples of what OTS visitors wrote about Snow Summit: "Summit is a family oriented resort, the mountain terrain is average but I like the variety and length of runs for beginners. Summit Run & Miracle Mile are both wonderful..." "This place is like a dream come true for SoCal. Being a Southern California guy myself, it's very convenient to get to."
Snow Summit sits at 7,000 feet and is a full service winter resort with all types of lodging accommodations available nearby, shops, restaurants, and after-ski entertainment.
- Favorite Far West Resort: Kirkwood, Calif.
- Favorite Far West Downhill Terrain: Squaw Valley USA, Calif.
- Favorite Far West Family Friendly: Snow Summit, Calif.
- Favorite Far West Terrain Park: Northstar-at-Tahoe, Calif.
- Favorite Far West Nightlife: Heavenly, Calif.
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