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No joy at Whitewater as Revelstoke nips West Kootenay favourite in Powder Magazine 2014 Ski Town Throwdown contest

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
October 31st, 2013

There will be no repeat for Whitewater in the Powder Magazine 2014 Ski Town Throwdown popularity contest.

The Nelson-based resort was eliminated in the second round of the contest by Revelstoke by the narrowest of margins — 1527 to 1507.

Throughout the day the ski hills traded leads, with Whitewater holding a slim four vote advantage an hour before the polls closed.

In the end, however, it was Revelstoke with the most votes, advancing the Columbia Country resort to the third round against the winner of Panorama/Invermere and Banff/Lake Louise.

The West Kootenay still has a favourite in the competition as Whitewater’s co-winner in 2013, Rossland’s Red Mountain, prepares for a second round meeting against Fernie November 5.

In 2013, Whitewater and Rossland combined forces to run the table and claim the Powder Magazine 2013 Ski Town Throwdown title.

It’s anyone’s game as Whitewater/Revelstoke battle it out

It’s neck and neck as Whitewater and Revelstoke battle it out in the second round of the Powder Magazine 2014 Ski Town Throwdown.

Each hill was just over the 400 vote mark heading into the noon hour.

Voting can be done at and runs for 24 hours, concluding at midnight Eastern Time.

No tricks, just votes for Whitewater as Ski Town Throwdown contest enters second roundThursday is Halloween.

However, Nelsonites are advised before slipping on the costume for a night of tricker-treating, take to the Powder Magazine 2014 Ski Town Throwdown Facebook site to vote for Whitewater Ski Hill in its battle with Revelstoke during round two of the contest.

Nelson’s Whitewater Ski Hill had an easy time dumping Big White near Kelowna 765-278 during round one of the competition.

Thursday Whitewater, co-defending champions with Rossland’s Red Mountain, enters round two Thursday.

Voting can be done at and runs for 24 hours, concluding at midnight Eastern Time.

Meanwhile, Red Mountain heads into round two November 5 against Fernie.

Both West Kootenay ski hills are in the Great White North Division.

Powder Magazine seeded 64 ski towns across North America just like the NCAA March Madness Basketball Tournament.

Last year, Whitewater/Red Mountain combined forces to dispatch Sugerloaf from the East Coast and then Whitefish, Montana in the second round.

Nelson/Rossland, winners of the Backscratcher Region, defeated Colorado’s Crested Butte 3576-3263 to advance to the Final Four before romping past sister mountain to the south (Schweitzer) Sandpoint by almost a two-to-one margin — 3711 to 1954 — in the semi finals.

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