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Nelson moving onto semi-finals in Ski Town Throwdown

Nelson is moving onto the semi-finals in the Ski Town Throwdown competition organized by Powder magazine.

Nelson is moving onto the semi-finals in the Ski Town Throwdown competition organized by Powder magazine.

After two days of voting, the Rossland/Nelson duo beat Colorado’s Crested Butte 3576 to 3263.

Organized by Powder magazine, the Throwdown pits two ski towns against each other in a challenge to collect the most votes on Facebook in a two day period.

As the ski town with the most votes, Rossland/Nelson (our two local ski hills have been grouped together for the purpose of the competition) moves onto the next round, bringing it one step closer to being named the best ski town in North America.

Round 4 begins on Monday continuing through Tuesday as the Kootenay hills take on Sandpoint, Idaho. Calling itself no ordinary vacation destination, the thriving community on the north tip of Lake Pend Oreille should be touch competition.

The only other BC hill still in the competition, Fernie has also advanced to the semi-finals taking on Bozeman, Montana.

To cast your ballot for your favourite ski town, go to facebook.com/powdermag when voting opens Dec. 17 and click “Rossland/Nelson vs. Sandpoint” in the page banner.

Voting will only open for two days and you can only vote once per IP address, per 24 hour period (but if you get your first vote in early, you might be able to squeeze in a second one).

The finals will take place Dec. 19 and 20.

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