Visitors to OnTheSnow.com have chosen Jay Peak Resort in Northern Vermont as their "Favorite Overall Resort" in the Northeast for the second consecutive year. 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 are just a few samples of what OTS visitors wrote about Jay Peak: "If you love to ski then Jay Peak should be your next destination. Great conditions, nice beginner and advanced glades, fast lift lines, and great terrain parks. Great overall resort." "Jay Peak will blow you away. Everything here was amazing. It doesn't get better than this. Overall, Jay Peak rocks."
Another visitor wrote: "The lift lines have never been bad both times I was there during holiday weekends, the place gets a lot of snow, the trails are great, the glades are ridiculous. Jay Peak is the best ski mountain on the east hands down."
Jay Peak has been known for its terrain, glades, and abundant natural snowfall for 50 years. Vermont's only Aerial Tramway is one of eight lifts accessing 385 acres of terrain, including 76 trails. Skiers and riders head south from Quebec and north from the U.S. to make up a truly international mix.