Mammoth was highest rated in the region in the nightlife 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: "There are plenty of good restaurants in the town and the food on the mountain is pretty good as well. It's an excellent place to bring the family for a ski trip… You can ski your butt off and/or party to your heart's content." Mammoth is traditionally among the first ski areas to open and sometimes operates until the Fourth of July. The mountain receives over 400 inches of snow annually with an average of 300 sunny days a year. The town meets the mountain to create a distinctive and welcoming area for visitors. There are 3,500 skiable acres with a vertical drop of 3,100 feet and 150 named trails and plenty of terrain features. There are 29 lifts, including two gondolas and two high-speed six-packs. 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.