Visitors to OnTheSnow.com have chosen Stowe Mountain Resort in Northern Vermont as having their "Favorite Nightlife" in the Northeast. 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 Stowe: "There are just too many restaurant to mention and numerous pubs dot the scenery. Stowe may not be the place for you if you are looking for the loud, crass crowd. It doesn't cater to that crowd..." "My favorite restaurant as the shed."
Stowe, the granddaddy of all Eastern ski resorts, provides quality skiing and riding for all levels of family abilities. The area's lift system includes a gondola to shuttle guests between Mount Mansfield and its "sister" mountain, Spruce Peak. This inter-mountain transfer lift provides transportation to and from the slopes at the bases of Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak - formally linking the two.
- Favorite Northeast Resort: Jay Peak, Vt.
- Favorite Northeast Downhill Terrain: Sugarloaf, Maine
- Favorite Northeast Family Friendly: Jiminy Peak, Mass.
- Favorite Northeast Terrain Park: Killington, Vt.
- Favorite Northeast Nightlife: Stowe, Vt.
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