Visitors to OnTheSnow.com have chosen Revelstoke in British Columbia as having their "Favorite Overall Resort" in the Pacific Northwest. 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 is a sample of OTS reviews on Revelstoke terrain: "Great mountain to ride, tons of vertical, lots of snow..." "This place is wicked. Runs offer great variety, locals are great, and the snow is fantastic. Great restaurants in town, reasonable accommodations."
Helicopter and cat skiers from around the world head to Revelstoke. They are attracted by its powder, varied alpine terrain, and quaint mountain community. Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing was the company of choice for guests who wanted heli ski vacations, with over 50 feet of annual snow, and 500,000 acres of terrain.
- 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
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