The ratings were based primarily on readers' average ranking, number of reviews, and specific comments made in over the winter season. There are a variety of restaurants, many with entertainment in the three Shanty Creek Villages. The terrain is welcoming to skiers of all ability levels. "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 "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 Shanty Creek, beyond their nightlife rating: "Schuss hills are great. Not much of a wait for the lifts. Excellent family facility… They have a lot of different activities going on so there is always something to do. The staff is very friendly, and they act like they actually care about your stay at their resort… My husband loved the terrain park with the halfpipe… The conditions are great and priced for everyone to enjoy." Shanty Creek is picturesque and offers its guests the latest in rental equipment and clinics or lessons for all levels of skiers. Shanty Creek is an all-in-one resort. Click HERE to read the reviews. is the web's most visited snow skiing web site with a Nielsen audited 1.2 million monthly unique visitors. The site offers the ski reports, ski resort reviews, web cams, and skiing deals for virtually every ski resort in the world. There are 13 Interntaional Editions of OnTheSnow in seven languages.