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Malone, NY, Adirondacks, usa - Titus Mountain Family Ski Center debuts as the #1 family-friendly ski area in North America in Liftopia's 2017-18 Best in Snow awards announced today. The Northern New York resort also earned the title of third best beginner-friendly ski area in North America.

The 2,025-foot summit mountain is home to 50 trails and glades over three inter-connected mountains accessed by 10 lifts, as well as a two lane tubing hill. Located in Malone, NY, it is just an hour south of Montreal, 2 1/2 hours from Ottawa, three hours from Albany, and about 5 1/2 hours from the New York City metro area.

As the name implies, Titus is big on being family friendly. The Titus Teddy Learning Area has a magic carpet lift and private lessons just for kids, and there are even two mascots, Titus Teddy and Shredding Betty, to make things fun.

"We work hard to cater to families with our amenities and ski programs targeted at kids and beginners," said Bruce Monette, owner of Titus Mountain Family Ski Center. "We make skiing with kids easier by offering plenty of easily-accessible beginner and intermediate terrain, an advantageous resort layout with short distances from the parking lot to the slopes, and ski-in and ski-out lodging." 

And at Titus, newbies don't have to worry about getting on the wrong lift because all of them access easy trails. There are also three terrain parks, one of which is considered forever wild and never gets groomed. The "Best Kept Secret" program allows their ski school to create programs centered around skiers' needs, rather than making them fit their needs into a pre-made program.

Titus offers a multi-lane tubing park with a ride back to the top via a chairlift. Both the tubing area and ski trails are open days and evenings. Titus also has some built-in advantages, such as easy commutes from major cities with little or no traffic, and short lift lines.

Titus also received 2017-18 Best in Snow awards from the Liftopia's customers including:

#1 Family Friendly in North East
#2 Beginner Friendly in North East
#3 Snow Consistency and Quality in North East
#4 Best Value in North East
#7 Overall Best in Snow in North East

About Liftopia and the Best in Snow Awards

Liftopia is the largest online and mobile market for lift tickets and mountain activities. To compile the 2017-18 Best In Snow Awards, Powered by Liftopia, more than 12,000 consumers were surveyed to measure their enthusiasm on specific aspects of their favorite resorts such as challenging terrain, crowds, family friendliness, snow consistency and overall quality. Respondents took into consideration criteria such as snow quality and conditions, grooming, accessibility, terrain variety and difficulty, vertical drop, learn to ski and snowboard programs, staff and instructors, resort size, crowds and lift lines, accessibility of lifts and beginner terrain, off-slope activities, the surrounding community, and cost of lift tickets, rentals and programs, among others. The responses were weighted with a proprietary algorithm based on Liftopia's exclusive dataset that includes skier and snowboarder visits annually, acreage, uphill capacity and average true cost of skiing, to surface the best ski areas overall and across seven categories and five regions. 


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