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." The reviewers were clear in their comments about Hidden Valley that went beyond the park: "Hidden Valley has always kept a touch of 'skiing the way it was' in the Golden Age of the '50s and '60s… It's a great place to bring the family, where you can let the kids ski with minimal supervision…The entire resort has undergone a tremendous amount of renovation… The family atmosphere has been improved beyond belief." Hidden Valley is a four-season resort with 700 vertical feet. It has 28 runs covering 140 skiable acres serviced by one quad, two triples, three doubles, two surface lifts, and four handled tows. Snowboarders are welcome on all runs and in the terrain park. 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.