The ratings were based primarily on readers' average ranking, number of reviews, and specific comments made in OnTheSnow.com over the winter season.
"More and more skiers and snowboarders are relying on the word of their peers when they make resort choices," said Mountain News President and Publisher Rob Brown, whose company publishes OnTheSnow.com. "We believe the importance of reader advisories will continue to grow each year and these annual awards provide a peek into their thinking."
Reviewers were clear in their comments about nightlife and the area in general: "Lake Placid was fun (no more than 10 minutes to the mountain). It has a long single street with bars, restaurants, and shops. Many different options for food and atmosphere… Lake Placid is a great town, and the natural environment is just wonderful… Even if you don't ski or snowboard, there is a lot to do in town, from ice skating to dog sledding, and even bob sledding. If you can get a mid-week special that includes lodging and ticket, you really get a good deal."
Whiteface opened in 1958 and was the site of the skiing events at the 1980 Winter Olympic Games. The area is serviced by 10 lifts including a gondola. Skiing and riding is on 225 skiable acres. The average snowfall is around 168 inches per year. The deluxe Whiteface Lodge is new to Lake Placid and the world-renowned town is loaded with lodging and fun options day and night.
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