Rossland – Next round of ‘Ski Town Throwdown’

The Rossland-Nelson joint venture into Powder Magazine’s Ski Town Throwdown is headed for Round 2.

The Rossland-Nelson joint venture into Powder Magazine’s Ski Town Throwdown is headed for Round 2 and looking to advance as they go up against Whitefish, Mont. Wednesday and Thursday.

Vote for Rossland-Nelson in the Ski Town Throwdown at  facebook.com/powdermag. Find the competition by clicking on the “Rossland-Nelson vs Whitefish” link in the page banner on voting days.

Rossland-Nelson surpassed Maine’s Sugarloaf Ski Hill 1,309 to 1,028 earlier this month, while Whitefish is coming off a stunning upset over Whistler in the opening round of voting, beating the high-end ski resort 1,730 votes to 1,005.

The online contest began with 32 ski towns in the running for the Best Ski Town in North America, and is now down to 16. With the elimination of Whistler, Rossland-Nelson is one of three B.C. towns remaining in the competition with Revelstoke facing the Salt Lake City district and Fernie up against the combined efforts of Mad River Glen and Sugarbush in Vermont.

“I think we’ve rallied some incredible community support ranging between Rossland and Nelson, so we’re all on the same page working together to make a go of this,” said Red Mountain’s Eric Kalacis.

Rossland-Nelson is Powder Magazine’s number one seed in it’s bracket, but it will face a tough test against the similarly laid-back, yet ardent ski culture in Whitefish.

“They’re going to be tough contenders, because they’ve got a lot of fans, but they are up against some stiff competition and they’re also going to be up against thousands of dedicated fans. It’s all about rallying them and getting them to vote.”

As an extra incentive to vote, Red Mountain and Whitewater are each giving away a pair of day passes to a lucky voter.

Everyone who leaves a comment in the contest app will be entered to win.

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