Mount Washington through to Great White North final

Vancouver Island resort takes on Red Mountain in Nov. 3-4 voting

Mount Washington Alpine Resort is through to the Great White North division final of Powder Magazine’s 2014 Ski Town Throwdown.

“Washy” defeated Whitewater (Nelson, B.C.) on Oct. 27 and will meet Red Mountain (Rossland, B.C.) on Nov. 3-4.

“We defeated Whitewater with a vote count of 15,271 to 7,557. Those numbers are simply unbelievable. We had more votes than the town of Nelson has people!” said Mount Washington spokesperson Brent Curtain.

“The support from our Island community has been astounding. This competition and our current success has created some buzz in the ski industry. Skiers and boarders from afar are beginning to realize that there’s an awesome place to ski and board on an island in the Pacific,” Curtain added.

“Mark Nov. 3-4 on your calendars for the next round of votes. Red Mountain will be tough to compete against. They have a loyal following and their vote counts have been through the roof as of late. Thanks for your time and support. Think snow!” said Curtain.

To vote, follow this link:

A win over Red Mountain would move Mount Washington on to the Backscratcher Conference final on Nov. 5-6 against the winner of the Far West division.

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.

“Washy’ won an eight-resort play-in round on Oct. 8 then defeated Revelstoke on Oct. 13 in the 32-resort competition.

Complete details on the Ski Town Throwdown are at


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