Mount Washington advances to Ski Town Throwdown final

Vancouver Island resort will face Aspen, Colorado in Nov. 10-13 final

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It’s a Colorado Rocky Mountain “hi” from Mount Washington Alpine Resort to legendary Aspen as the Vancouver Island hill goes up against the Colorado resort in the final of Powder Magazine’s 2014 Ski Town Throwdown.

“What a journey!” said Mount Washington spokesperson Brent Curtain. I feel like a broken record here, but the support from our Vancouver Island community has been overwhelming!”

“Washy” crushed Schweitzer Mountain (Idaho) in the Final Four round on Nov. 5-6 voting by a final tally of 3,459 to 1,769. “We will be facing Aspen for the cup … and they’re going to be tough!” said Curtain.

The final voting started Nov. 10 and concludes Nov. 13 at 5 p.m. PST, giving “Washy’ supporters plenty of time to vote. Keep checking the Mount Washington website for updates.

To see Mount Washington’s progressions through the rounds, go to www.powder.com/ski-town-throwdown-iii/.

Mount Washington had to win an eight-resort play-in round on Oct. 8 to advance to the 32-resort competition. They then defeated Revelstoke in the first round of voting on Oct. 13, Whitewater (Nelson, B.C.) in the Sweet 16 on Oct. 27 and Red Mountain (Rossland) in the Elite Eight on Nov. 3-4 to claim the Great White North division title in the Backscratcher Conference.

Aspen began their march to the final by defeating Sun Valley (Idaho) then took out other big names Steamboat (Colorado) and Sugarloaf (Maine) to win the Spread Eagle Conference.