Thrown down in the Throwdown

Rossland's Red Mountain won't be repeating as a Ski Town Throwdown champion for Powder Magazine.

Red Mountain won’t be repeating as a Ski Town Throwdown champion.

Red was eliminated on Monday night in its third round matchup against Eaglecrest in Juneau, Alaska.

Eaglecrest racked up about 200 more votes than in its two-day, third round tussle with Red. The Rossland resort lost to a U.S. resort with a nearby population of 35,000 people, 10 times that of Rossland.

“These people had a party in one of the bars in Juneau and it was all about the Throwdown,” Kalacis noted. “They brought in hundreds and hundreds of people at the last minute to vote.”

Red and Tourism Rossland worked hard and people in the community responded again, and Kalacis said they were proud of everything accomplished.

Last year Red was paired with Whitewater Ski Resort to win the first ever tournament put on by Powder Magazine to find the most popular ski destination on the continent.

 

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