Visitors to OnTheSnow.com have chosen Cascade Mountain, Wisc., as their "Favorite Family-Friendly Resort" in the Midwest. 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 what OTS visitors wrote about Cascade: "Cascade provided a great skiing experience from the moment we drove into the parking lot. Lots of staff on hand to make it easy and quick to get on the slopes; well organized parking lot, barrier-free walkway to the lift ticket window and base. Just pop your skis on and you can be riding the hi-speed quad in minutes."
Perched on a long ridge overlooking busy I-90/I-94, Cascade is considered the top day trip area in the Midwest. Chicago is three hours away, Milwaukee less than two, and Madison just a scant 30 minutes. With 10 lifts including a high-speed, detachable quad, they can move a lot of skiers uphill quickly. Cascade is a pure ski hill. The 460-foot ski hill offers 34 trails, four terrain parks, and two halfpipes.
- Favorite Midwest Resort: Ski Brule, Mich.
- Favorite Midwest Downhill Terrain: Big Powderhorn, Mich.
- Favorite Midwest Family Friendly: Cascade Mountain, Wis.
- Favorite Midwest Terrain Park: Mad River, Ohio
- Favorite Midwest Nightlife: Spirit Mountain, Minn.
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