Get ready to vote. Not for politicians at the ballot box, but for Mount Washington Alpine Resort on your computer.
“Washy” is carrying the Vancouver Island colours into battle in their third round of Powder Magazine’s 2014 Ski Town Throwdown.
On Monday, Oct. 27, Mount Washington goes up against Whitewater (Nelson, B.C.) in the semifinals of the Great White North division of the Backscratcher Conference.
“Voting is easy,” said Mount Washington spokesperson Brent Curtain. “No logins, no sign-ups, just a simple five-second vote at the Powder Magazine website. To vote, follow this link: http://m.powder.com/ski-town-throwdown-iii/.
“We’ve been considered the underdog in this competition, so let’s show the world of snow that Vancouver Island can’t be beat!” Curtain added.
This year’s Throwdown has been an exciting one. 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.
They then defeated Revelstoke on Oct. 13. “The votes came in fast and furious and the lead bounced back and forth all day and evening,” said Curtain.
“In the end, we had a late surge in votes and topped out with 7,300 votes to Revy’s 7,000.”
A win over Nelson in the Sweet 16 round of this year’s 32-resort Throwdown would advance “Washy” to the division final on Nov. 3 against the winner of Eaglecrest (Alaska) and Red Mountain (Rossland, B.C.)
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.
Complete details on the Ski Town Throwdown are at www.powder.com.