Visitors to OnTheSnow.com have chosen Mad River Mountain, Ohio, as having their "Favorite Terrain Park" 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 Mad River: "Mad River Mountain is definitely the best resort Ohio has to offer! It's really the best resort in this area since I actually drive two hours to bring my family here instead of going to a resort 40 minutes away! It's truly worth the drive."
Mad River's instructors have taught more than one million people to ski since 1962. This family ski area with a vertical drop of 300 feet offers one quad, one triple, and three double chairlifts for uphill capacity. Riders have access to a terrain park and quarter pipe in the snowboarding area.
- 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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