Visitors to OnTheSnow.com have chosen Killington Resort in Central Vermont as having their "Favorite Nightlife" in the Northeast. 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 Killington: "Good nightlife. Aprés ski, the village, or strip is a better term, offers more variety and quality than just about any Northeast resort. You want it, they got it, from the happy hour crowds at the Wobbly Barn to the kids at The Onion." "Sickest nightlife. The nightlife in the area cannot be beat and aprés is diverse and fun. "Restaurants of every stripe and they are very good."
Killington long has been known as "The Beast of the East" and is one of the largest and most visited resorts in the region. There are 752 acres of skiable terrain serviced by 22 lifts, including two gondolas. The vertical is 3,050 feet.