Posted: Dec 27, 2012 1:39 PM by MTN News
Updated: Dec 27, 2012 1:47 PM
A growing British Columbia ski resort defeated not just one, but both of its Montana competitors this week, as Powder Magazine wrapped up its "Ski Town Throwdown" competition.
The magazine developed a list of 32-premier ski resorts across North America based on several criteria, including not only slope conditions and facilities, but also the atmosphere of the towns attached to those ski areas.
Whitefish and Bozeman both made that cut, with Whitefish pulling a surprise upset in the first round by topping Whistler, B.C., the famous venue from the Vancouver Winter Olympics in the first round of voting on Facebook.
But the B.C. ski industry got it's revenge in the next round when the Rossland'Nelson ski area knocked Whitefish out of the running. However, Bozeman continued in another bracket of the competition, climbing into the final "throwdown" against Nelson this past week.
In the end, Nelson's powder, what the magazine called "cute hippy chicks" and food like "yam fries" helped it defeat Bozeman by over 900-votes. Rossland/Nelson had ranked 4th in the magazine's "Powder per Person" ratio earlier in the season.
Nelson had shown strong support throughout the voting, defeating not only Bozeman and Whitefish, but legendary ski towns like Crested Butte, Colorado and Sugarloaf, Maine as well as Sandpoint, Idaho during the semi-finals in the competition.
Bozeman had topped Fernie, B.C. in the semi-finals before Christmas.
Click here to read the full article in Powder Magazine.