Visitors to OnTheSnow.com have chosen Elk Mountain, Pa., as their "Favorite Overall Resort" in the mid Atlantic. 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 Elk: "Amazing and relatively cheap food, spacious lodge. Elk has great trails for the upper-intermediate. Elk makes use of the entire mountain with its windy and steep trails..." "We (family of 5 with 3 kids 5 to 11 years old) had another wonderful skiing trip to Elk. It is a skiers' mountain with proper etiquette, polite and professional staff, and long fun trails..."
- Favorite Mid-Atlantic Resort: Elk Mountain, Pa.
- Favorite Mid-Atlantic Downhill Terrain: Massanutten, Va.
- Favorite Mid-Atlantic Family Friendly: Bryce, Va.
- Favorite Mid-Atlantic Terrain Park: Seven Springs, Pa.
- Favorite Mid-Atlantic Nightlife: Snowshoe, W.Va.
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