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UPDATED: Whitewater cruises into second round on Halloween against Revelstoke

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
October 15th, 2013

Was there any doubt?

It appears Whitewater Ski Hill, going solo this time, has dispatched its first victim in the Powder Magazine 2014 Ski Town Throwdown contest.

With the final tally completed, Nelson’s Whitewater Ski Hill outlasted Big White near Kelowna 765-278.

Whitewater now advances to the second round of the 64-hill competition against Revelstoke November 11-12. Revelstoke defeated Cypress Mountain near Vancouver to open the competition.

Rossland’s Red Mountain, Whitewater’s co-winner in 2013, opens the contest October 23 against Kimberley.

Whitewater jumps out to early lead in 2014 Ski Town Throwdown contest

Whitewater has taken a commanding lead in the early round of the Powder Magazine 2014 Ski Town Throwdown contest.

The hill known for its champagne powder held a 352-62 advantage before noon Tuesday.

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

Whitewater takes on Big White Tuesday in first round of Ski Town Throwdown contest

After teaming up to capture the 2013 Powder Magazine Ski Town Throwdown contest Rossland’s Red Mountain and Whitewater in Nelson have been broken up to do battle in the 2014 contest which began Sunday with the first round.

Nelson/Rossland (Whitewater/Red Mountain) defeated Bozeman, Montana 11426 to 10572 to claim the top prize Skitown 2013 Throwdown.

Whitewater, seeded ninth in the division, takes to the Facebook poplularity contest against Big White from Kelowna Tuesday (October 15).

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

Meanwhile, Red Mountain takes to the contest October 23 against Kimberley.

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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