Nelson Mayor John Dooley watches the Ski Town Throwdown vote results on his iPad during a Chamber of Commerce business event at Nelson Toyota last night.

Rossland/Nelson win another round in Ski Town Throwdown

Rossland/Nelson collected about 300 more votes than Whitefish. The final tally was 3,491 to 3,176.

Rossland/Nelson will move on to Round 3 of the Ski Town Throwdown after collecting enough online votes to bump Whitefish, Montana out of the competition.

The local ski hills collected about 300 more votes than Whitefish during two days of voting on November 28 and 29. The final tally was 3,491 to 3,176.

Rossland/Nelson was behind in the first half of voting, but pulled ahead in Day 2.

Mayor John Dooley went door to door to downtown businesses reminding everyone to vote. Kootenay Lake Tourism and Shambhala Music Festival were pushing reminders out through their social media networks, and there were also reminders on the radio and in the Nelson Star.

The effort paid off. Local supported logged more than double the number of votes in Round 2, compared to the vote against Sugarloaf, which Rossland/Nelson won 1,309-1,028.

Rossland/Nelson will move into Round 3, along with eight over ski towns in North America. Voting for the next round will go December 12-13 and will be against the winner in a competition against two Colorado ski towns — Crested Butte versus Steamboat Springs.

Only two BC ski towns remain in the competition — Rossland/Nelson and Fernie. Whister lost in the first round, and Revelstoke was edged out by just 40 votes in its Round 2 face-off against Salt Lake.

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