Snow Valley received almost perfect scores in the family-friendly category. 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." Reviewers were clear in their comments: "Snow Valley has good beginner runs and low intermediate runs, and probably the best resort in Southern California to learn at… It has an excellent terrain park and a fair number of expert runs which should appeal to advanced skiers or snowboarders. The terrain park is great for beginners and advanced riders. It's a great place to take the kids… Snow Valley is the friendliest of the local resorts." Snow Valley is the closest ski area to the valley floor, just five miles east of Running Springs on Highway 18. The ski area has 13 lifts and 240 acres of terrain. The Edge Terrain Park offers more than a mile of downhill hits, spines, and tabletops. Snow Valley has enjoyed more than 60 years as a So. California ski area. 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.