Mount Washington Alpine Resort is moving on.
On Oct. 8, Mount Washington received the highest percentage of votes in the Great White North wild card bracket of Powder Magazine’s Ski Town Throwdown and advanced to the round of 32.
“Thanks for all of your votes!” said Mount Washington spokesperson Brent Curtain. “We’re moving on to round two. It’s a head-to-head battle with Revelstoke on Monday, Oct. 13 – a Thanksgiving battle.
“Most of us will be on a stat holiday, so keep the date marked down somewhere handy and don’t forget to vote on Monday. We will send links out to the voting site once we receive it. Or just check out our Facebook account for how and where to vote,” Curtain said.
Curtain notes there is only 12 hours in which to cast your vote – 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. PST. “Battle through that tryptophan hangover Monday morning and vote!”
“Revy is a great ski town, but, they’re up against Vancouver Island. In my humble opinion, you can’t beat Vancouver Island! Thanks again. The Ski Town Throwdown adventure continues…”
Other resorts in the Great White North division are Nelson (B.C.), Girdwood (Alaska), Eaglecrest (Alaska), Fernie (B.C.), Red Mountain (B.C.) and Whistler/Blackcomb (B.C.). Should Mount Washington defeat Revelstoke they would meet the winner of Nelson vs. Girdwood on Oct. 27.
The Great White North winner takes on the Far West winner in the Backscratcher Conference final on Nov. 5. That winner will take on the winner of the Spread Eagle Conference (Big East vs. Rocky Mountain West) in the Nov. 10-14 championship final.
Crested Butte (Colorado) won last year’s Ski Town Throwdown and the year before that Rossland and Nelson shared the title.
“We’re stoked about the upcoming season and this tournament is a great way to build some hype for it,”Curtain said. “The Ski Town Throwdown is also a great platform for exposing the Island to skiers and boarders from across North America.
(Here’s another teaser vid to help build the stoke. http://youtu.be/YXi9iiIwlpc).
“Let’s go, Vancouver Island – vote for Washy!” Curtain added.
In the play-in round, Mount Washington was up against Cypress, Sun Peaks, Kimberley, Panorama, Banff/Lake Louise, Kicking Horse, Big White and Silver Star.