The votes came fast and furious, but Mount Washington Alpine Resort was edged out by Eaglecrest, Alaska in the second round of the 2014 Powder Magazine’s Ski Town Throwdown on Thursday, Nov. 7.
“We would like to extend a huge thank you to all those who voted and rallied other Islanders to vote,” said Mount Washington spokesperson Brent Curtain.
“Round two had a phenomenal turnout, with 4,024 votes for Eaglecrest and a final tally of 3,894 votes for Mount Washington. Our matchup featured a see-saw battle throughout the day but Eaglecrest pulled away literally at the 11th hour,” Curtain said.
“To put these voting numbers into perspective, a lot of rounds in this year’s Throwdown have been won with less than 1,000 votes total from each resort/town. The fact that both our resorts were able to exceed 3,500 votes each, in one voting day, speaks volumes about the support level and local pride displayed from our respective communities.
“Congrats to Eaglecrest as they move forward in the competition. They will face off against Red Mountain from Rossland, B.C. next week. In the meantime, we can focus on the impending winter season as it’s right around the corner!”
The resort is scheduled to open Dec. 6 at 9 a.m. Night skiing opens Dec. 12 and will run every Thursday to Sunday as well as every night during holiday periods. For the latest updates, click on www.mountwashington.ca.
– Mount Washington Alpine Resort