Squaw Valley was highest in the overall favorite category. 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: "Squaw is a mountain where you just pick a lift, get off, and go wherever your heart desires and your skill level allows! There are definitely amazing and challenging runs on lift-accessed terrain - KT-22, Silverado, Headwall, Granite Chief, not to mention the hike to Palisades… The views are incredible… Terrain with wide open bowls… Great technical terrain." Squaw, site of the 1960 Winter Olympic Games, is carved from six peaks spread over 4,000 acres and served by 30 lifts. Some say the resort is the very definition of down-to-earth carving. Its slopes are ideal for freeskiers and adrenaline junkies attracted to hair-raising chutes, intense steeps, and gnarly rock faces. Click HERE to read the reviews.

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