The ratings were based primarily on readers' average ranking, number of reviews, and specific comments made in 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 "We believe the importance of reader advisories will continue to grow each year and these annual awards provide a peek into their thinking." This reviewer was clear in his comments: "What a day! Yesterday I rode Bachelor in the afternoon. Slightly overcast with no wind - the snow was fast and the terrain was spectacular….The new park off I-5 is sick!" Mt. Bachelor, near Bend, Ore., is one of the Pacific Northwest's largest ski areas. It has a top elevation over 9,000 feet and carries skiers and riders on 13 lifts. There are three terrain parks. 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.