Visitors to OnTheSnow.com have chosen Schweitzer Mountain Resort in Sandpoint, Idaho as having their "Favorite Terrain Park" 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 Schweitzer: "Schweitzer is a fantastic resort. it is probably one of the best kept secrets of the pacific northwest. I love how most of my time is spent skiing, rather than being in a line. Everything is also very easily accessible."
Schweitzer is in Idaho, but only 86 miles northeast of Spokane, Wash. There are 2,900 acres of skiable terrain, an average of 300 inches of snow annually, and the view looks out on Lake Pend Oreille.
- 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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