Visitors to OnTheSnow.com have chosen Mt. Bachelor Resort in Oregon as having their "Favorite Terrain Parks" in the Pacific Northwest. The data period for voting was January 2011 when a Nielsen audit showed 3.2 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 a sample of OTS reviews on Mt. Bachelor: "Great park. My kids are all about the parks; we spent the week after New Year's there and my kids progressed so much riding the park." "I really like boarding here. I've boarded everywhere and Bachelor is one of the best. Nothing very extreme unless you search for it, even then it's medium, but it still rocks."
Mt. Bachelor's terrain park is divided into five zones. The popular Oregon resort near Bend is one of the largest in the Pacific Northwest. Bachelor is one of the Pacific Northwest's largest ski areas. Every type of terrain is available and the runs follow the natural contours of the mountain with a total of 3,683 skiable acres serviced by 10 lifts.