Visitors to OnTheSnow.com have chosen Snowbird Resort in Utah's Wasatch Mountains as having their "Favorite Downhill Terrain" in the Rocky Mountains. 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 few samples of what OTS visitors wrote about Snowbird's terrain: "Anyone who's ever been or even just considered a ski trip to Utah is most likely aware of the 'Bird. Those who have experienced it for themselves can attest to the [many] UT license plates boasting "the Greatest Snow on Earth." Stop reading and just go. Live Love Ride!"
Snowbird has the largest vertical rise in Utah and is among the top ten in the nation. Located a mile down canyon from neighboring resort Alta, Snowbird offers a challenging brand of skiing and riding, along with enough intermediate terrain to entertain guests of average ability. Snowbird has 2,500 acres to play in with 11 lifts serving 89 runs. The area is 29 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport, making same-day arrivals and skiing a logistical reality.
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- Favorite Rockies Downhill Terrain: Snowbird, Utah
- Favorite Rockies Family Friendly: Park City, Utah
- Favorite Rockies Terrain Park: Keystone, Colo.
- Favorite Rockies Nightlife: Telluride, Colo.
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