Visitors to OnTheSnow.com have chosen Spirit Mountain at Duluth, Minn., as having their "Favorite Nightlife" 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 Spirit: "My personal favorite is the Moosehead Saloon. Get the Moosehead Drool. The new atmosphere is warm and inviting..." "Beer prices are nominal for onslope drinks. Try the cheese curds."
One of the greatest "surburban" ski areas in the Midwest, Spirit offers a big 700-foot vertical drop, seven lifts including a high-speed quad, 22 runs, and two terrain parks spread out over close to 200 acres. Spirit's assets include a sea of some of the finest "blue cruisers" around the Great Lakes and its great views of the city and harbor.
- 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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