Visitors to OnTheSnow.com have chosen Summit At Snoqualmie in Washington as having their "Favorite Family-Friendly 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 the Summit: "Snoqualmie is great for anyone who is living in Seattle and needs to ride..." "I believe that this resort is very family friendly in that the staff is really great with kids and very helpful in getting you what you need."
The Summit consists of three base areas: Summit West, Summit Central, and Summit East. There are 1,100 acres of terrain with vertical ranging anywhere from 765 feet to 1,100 feet. The average snowfall is 435 inches per year.
- 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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