Visitors to OnTheSnow.com have chosen Aspen/Snowmass as their "Favorite Overall Resort" in the Rocky Mountains. 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 Aspen/Snowmass: "I think Snowmass is the best because I like to mix in a few park laps with the best day of pow runs. I think it is one of the best resort destinations in the U.S.." "Aspen's terrain is as good as any skiing I've ever found, even heli-skiing. Snowmass has nice long cruisers and is incredibly user-friendly. Aspen has a lot of great things going for it."
Another wrote: "The Colorado weather, cool local vibe, and great skiing between the mountains. Go to Aspen to try to figure out where its soul is hiding and maybe you'll find your own. If you like hard skiing and a nightlife then do not miss out here."
They like to say, "Any place else, this would be four separate vacations." Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, and Buttermilk offer more than 5,300 acres of terrain and endless dining, nightlife, and shopping. Aspen/Snowmass long has been one of the world's most famous and exciting mountain resorts. Buttermilk, by the way, is home to ESPN's Winter X Games each year.