Visitors to OnTheSnow.com have chosen Massanutten, Va., as having their "Favorite Downhill Terrain" 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 Massanutten: "This is a decent-sized resort with a broad difficulty range. It's all about the beginning and average skier. On top of the black diamonds, you can see awesome scenery for miles..." "The runs were well-groomed and my family did not encounter any icy spots. The people are very friendly and helpful."
Massanutten Resort in winter means days spent on a 1,100-foot vertical drop with great views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Ski down the 3,300- foot Diamond Jim or the 4,100-foot Para-dice. The terrain park is for riders, skiboarders, and twin tip skiers. All of the slopes are lit at night.
- 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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