Visitors to OnTheSnow.com have chosen Snowshoe Resort in West Virginia as having their "Favorite Nightlife" in the Mid Atlantic for the second consecutive year. The data period for voting was January 2011 when a Nielsen audit showed 3.4 million unique browsers logged in to the world's most visited Web platform. OnTheSnow.com is published by Mountain News Corp.
The ski resort with the top average score (on a scale of 1 to 5) in each category, and a minimum number of entries, receives the award. Visitors then ranked them in five categories: Overall Favorite, Best Nightlife, Most Family-Friendly, Best Downhill Terrain, and Best Terrain Park.
"User-generated content is a very powerful and effective way Web visitors have to communicate with each other," said Mountain News Global Managing Director Chad Dyer. "Skiers and snowboarders are relying on the word of their peers when they make resort choices."
Here's what one visitor wrote: "The restaurants and bars are great. Their village has lots of stores and eateries to choose from. The Village was very clean and had a great variety of bars, restaurants, lodging, and shops. The food was actually pretty good, and the prices were not that different than a regular restaurant at home."
Snowshoe Mountain, located in Pocahontas County, is the largest winter resort in the Mid Atlantic. Two black diamond trails comprise an area called The Western Territory, boasting a 1,500-foot vertical. Two distinct mountains are skiable on one lift ticket. The Village of Snowshoe features high quality lodging with plenty of restaurants and bars.