Visitors choice awards: Whistler named favorite North American resort

Posted By: The Ski Channel on April 7, 2011 3:51 pm

Whistler Blackcomb has claimed the title of “Favorite Overall Resort” in’s Visitors Choice Awards for the second year in a row.  The Awards are an annual list of favorite resorts as ranked by user ratings from the site’s 3.4 million monthly unique visitors.

Whistler Blackcomb received high praise from OnTheSnow users. One voter stated: “I’ve skied Whistler in multiple visits, from deep winter to true spring conditions and have had a blast every moment,” while another wrote, “Major vertical, so much space, immaculate facilities, great staff. If you love the slopes, this place is a must.”

Users rated resorts across North America on a scale of one to five in five categories: overall experience, nightlife, family-friendliness, downhill terrain and terrain park. For the Visitors Choice Awards, the team picked the resorts with a minimum number of reviews and the top average score in each category to receive honours. honoured each of the winners on April 6 at the Mountain Travel Symposium in Beaver Creek, Colo. This is the second consecutive year Whistler Blackcomb has received this award.

“We are thrilled with this accolade,” says Stuart Rempel, Senior VP of Marketing and Sales for Whistler Blackcomb. “The reviews posted to really speak to the full mountain experience Whistler Blackcomb offers. This season has been incredible and we are well on our way to reaching our second snowiest season ever. With 1442cm of snowfall to date, and 45cm in the past week, the spring skiing conditions are excellent. There is still plenty of great skiing and riding to be had this season with Blackcomb Mountain open until May 23. Guests still have time experience this unbelievable place for themselves at great spring prices.” also named users’ top regional picks in the Far West, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Northeast, Pacific Northwest and Rockies. Whistler Blackcomb ranked “Best Overall” from the Pacific Northwest region.

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