Aspen overwhelms Mount Washington in Ski Town Throwdown final

Aspen overwhelmed Mount Washington Alpine Resort to win Powder Magazine’s  third annual Ski Town Throwdown.

The mighty Colorado ski hill defeated the underdog Vancouver Island resort by more than 3,000 votes in the final round of voting, Nov. 10-13.

“A huge heartfelt thanks goes out to everyone who voted for us and cheered us on over the last five weeks,” said Mount Washington spokesperson Brent Curtain.

“We put up a great fight, but the juggernaut that is Aspen took us in the end. We managed to garner a lot of media attention, and pull the ‘ski town’ of Vancouver Island together for a great run at this year’s Throwdown.

“Thank you Aspen Snowmass, thank you Powder, and thank you skiers and riders of Mount Washington. This was super fun! Let’s start skiing soon.”


This year’s Throwdown was a 32-resort competition, with Mount Washington having to win an eight-resort play-in round to earn a spot in the field of 32.