Visitors to OnTheSnow.com have chosen Timberline Four Seasons Resort in W. Va., as having their "Favorite Downhill Terrain" in the Mid Atlantic region. The data period for voting was January 2011 when a Nielsen audit showed 3.4 million unique browsers logged in to the world's most visited Web platform. 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 Global Managing Director Chad Dyer. "Skiers and snowboarders are relying on the word of their peers when they make resort choices."
Here is what one visitor wrote about Timberline: "There's a great selection of runs for the advanced skier that covers everything: bumps, glades, and cruisers. If you want solid all-mountain skiing, this is the place to be. The long green and blue runs are a delight for beginners. It's such a challenging mountain with a continuous vertical drop of 1000 feet."
Timberline covers 91 skiable acres, serviced by three lifts. You will find 37 runs and vertical of around 1,000 feet. All trails are open for snowboarding. There are also 12 kilometers of backcountry cross-country terrain.