Whitewater is up against Whitefish in the second round of Powder Magazine's Ski Town Throwdown. Vote now.

Whitewater is up against Whitefish in the second round of Powder Magazine's Ski Town Throwdown. Vote now.

Vote for Nelson: Powder’s ski town voting opens today

The countdown is on for opening day at Whitewater Ski Resort — the first day to catch a chair up the mountain is Friday, December 7.

The countdown is on for opening day at Whitewater Ski Resort — the first day to catch a chair up the mountain is Friday, December 7.

If you haven’t already pulled your winter gear out of storage, now’s the time.

And while you’re thinking about the deep powder days ahead, don’t forget to login to Facebook today to vote for our local ski resorts in Powder Magazine’s Ski Town Throwdown.

Go to facebook.com/powdermag and click on the “Rossland/Nelson v. Whitefish” link in the page banner, download the voting app and cast your ballot for the home team.

Voting is only open for two days — Wednesday and Thursday — 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).

As an extra incentive to vote, Red Mountain and Whitewater are each giving away a pair of day passes to a lucky voter. Everyone who leaves a comment in the contest app will be entered to win.

Help our local ski resorts on their way to the title of Best Ski Town in North America. Vote today.