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Best of the Boat results released

At Home in Steamboat Springs hits newsstands today

— After tallying 204,744 votes cast by 3,172 readers, the Steamboat Pilot & Today and At Home in Steamboat Springs magazine have released the results from the 2011 Best of the Boat community survey. The results can be found in the spring issue of At Home, which hits newsstands today. The results also are available at http://www.BestoftheBoat.com.

The Best of the Boat survey — the first one conducted since 2002 — consisted of 131 questions ranging from the best expert ski trail on Mount Werner (North St. Pat's) to the best french fries (Double Z Bar & BBQ). The survey covered five categories: dining, community, shopping, services and outdoors.

The survey was conducted online from Dec. 15 to Jan. 15. The survey could be completed only once on any given computer, which reduced any attempts at ballot stuffing.

"I'm very proud of how we did this," Pilot & Today General Manager Scott Stanford said. "To get more than 3,100 voters giv­­­­es us a very strong representation of the community, and the results show that.

"I think the business and individuals who made the top three should be honored for the quality of their brands, products and customer service."

The res­­­ults are compiled and included with write-ups and photos of many of the category winners in the new issue of At Home in Steamboat Springs magazine. The magazine is available for free on newsstands across Steamboat beginning today. Copies also can be picked up at the Pilot & Today office in west Steamboat.