Visitors to OnTheSnow.com have chosen Northstar-at-Tahoe in the California High Sierra as having their "Favorite Terrain Park" 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 samples of what OTS visitors wrote about Northstar: "For park rats, there's no better resort in Tahoe than Northstar. A modern village only adds to the vibe. Northstar is a great way to round out the complete Tahoe experience."
Northstar-at-Tahoe offers an excellent family experience. The area boasts a vertical drop of 2,280 feet, its longest run is a thigh-taxing 1.3 miles. The resort's mix of runs is 25 percent beginner and advanced, and 50 percent intermediate. Ski or ride on 2,420 acres of terrain.
- 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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