Visitors to OnTheSnow.com have chosen Park City Mountain Resort in Utah's Wasatch Mountains as their "Favorite Family Friendly Resort" 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 Park City: "This must be the friendliest ski resort on the planet, everyone is smiling and courteous. You can store your skis in a locker on the snow near your morning chairlift, that's service..." "Park City is great for families that do not all ski too! We stay at the bottom of Main St. It is 100 yards to the town lift and steps from all the shopping, bars, and food."
Main Street is lined with boutiques, galleries, and restaurants that have managed to blend old with new. Nightlife bustles. The mountain itself is broad and steep, and offers some of the most varied terrain in the Wasatch range. Park City is home base and training site for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team.
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- Favorite Rockies Family Friendly: Park City, Utah
- Favorite Rockies Terrain Park: Keystone, Colo.
- Favorite Rockies Nightlife: Telluride, Colo.
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