Visitors to OnTheSnow.com have chosen Whistler/Blackcomb in British Columbia as their "Favorite Overall Resort" in the Pacific Northwest. The resort also received the top resort honors in all of North America. 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."
Whistler Blackcomb, the Canadian resort that played host to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, received numerous reviews: "Spent two weeks in Whistler prior to the Olympics, and what a two weeks it was. Whistler Blackcomb is simply the standard that all other resorts should judge themselves. Everything here is set up perfectly, helpful/friendly people, amazing food, incredible snow and terrain." said one, summing up the tenor of the comments posted. Click here to read the reviews.
Whistler Blackcomb combine over 8,171 acres, serviced by 38 lifts. The resort averages about 402 inches of snow each year and is a two-hour drive from Vancouver.
- Favorite Pacific Northwest Resort: Whistler-Blackcomb, BC
- Favorite Pacific Northwest Downhill Terrain: Revelstoke, BC
- Favorite Pacific Northwest Family Friendly: Summit at Snoqualmie, Wash.
- Favorite Pacific Northwest Terrain Park: Schweitzer, Idaho
- Favorite Pacific Northwest Nightlife: Sun Valley, Idaho
OnTheSnow.com is the Web's most visited snow skiing and snowboarding site with Nielsen-audited 2.3 million unique monthly visitors. The site offers ski reports, news resort reviews, Web cams, and value deals for virtually every ski resort in the world. Click for the complete list of the 2010 OnTheSnow Visitors Choice Awards. There are 13 International Editions of OnTheSnow, published in seven languages.