Whoa, Nelly – prepare to be taken down!
Mount Washington Alpine Resort is through to their third round of Powder Magazine’s 2015 Ski Town Throwdown after defeating Revelstoke on Oct. 13.
“Even though we were considered the underdog, we won (the) Thanksgiving Battle against Revelstoke,” said Brent Curtain of Mount Washington.
“The votes came in fast and furious and the lead bounced back and forth all day and evening. In the end, we had a late surge in votes and topped out with 7,300 votes to Revy’s 7,000.
“We now move on in the tournament and meet Whitewater (Nelson, B.C.) in the next round on Oct. 27. That gives us some time to breathe and plan for the next round,” Curtain said.
Mount Washington is now into the Sweet 16 round of this year’s 32-resort Throwdown and in the semifinals of the Great White North division of the Backscratcher Conference.
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.
Mount Washington had to emerge from a play-in round on Oct. 8 which also involved Cypress, Sun Peaks, Kimberley, Panorama, Banff/Lake Louise, Kicking Horse, Big White and Silver Star.
Keep watching the Mount Washington website and Facebook for updates on the Oct. 27 voting against Nelson.