Vote for Mount Washington on Thursday

With eight hours left to vote, Island leading Alaska by 23 votes

THE SECOND ROUND of Ski Town Throwdown goes Thursday

 

 

 

Earle Couper

Record Staff

Round two of the 2014 Ski Town Throwdown is on today (Nov. 7), and Vancouver Islanders are once again urged to cast their vote for Mount Washington Alpine Resort.

“We’re up against the pride of Juneau, Alaska….Eaglecrest Ski Area. It’s Canada vs.

USA, Island vs. Alaska!” notes Mount Washington spokesperson Brent Curtain. “The winner of this round moves on to face Red Mountain of Rossland, B.C. Rossland was last year’s winner so it would be nice to meet them head to head in the sweet 16  round,” Curtain added.

Voting is open for 24 hours only today on Powder Magazine’s Facebook page. Vote at http://bit.ly/19282JR. Voting closes at midnight tonight. It’s been a see-saw battle all day long. As of 4 p.m. Thursday, Mount Washington had retaken the lead from Eaglecrest with the tally standing at 1,656 for the Island resort and 1,633 for the Alaska hill.

In round one, Mount Washington defeated Kicking Horse by 476 votes on Oct. 29 while Eaglecrest upset heavily-favoured Whistler/Blackcomb by 600 votes, so a good turnout of voters will be needed today to help Mount Washington continue on in the competition.

“If you’ve already voted today, a huge thank you. With your help, we should be able to give Alaska a run for their money,” said Curtain.

“Eaglecrest successfully knocked Whistler/Blackcomb out of Round 1 so they’re no slouch. Another win will help put the Vancouver Island snow community on the map!

“The deeper we go into the tournament, the more international exposure for Vancouver Island,” Curtain said.

sports@comoxvalleyrecord.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just Posted

Alberni businesses nominated for Island excellence

Coulson Ice Blast, Port Posh Wash, the Blue Marlin Inn and Totem… Continue reading

BCHL: Speedy left winger commits to Bulldogs

Forward Ethan Jang will be suiting up for the 2018-19 season

Rollin Art Centre open now

Make sure to renew your Community Arts Council membership

BCHL: Bulldogs take the ice after trade deadline

Alberni team picked up one loss, one win with new roster

Alberni’s Warren Lee earns second black belt

Lee is one of four Gracie Jiu-Jitsu black belts in Canada

WATCH: Giant waves smash Ucluelet’s Amphitrite Point

Folks made their way to Ucluelet’s Amphitrite Point Lighthouse on Thursday, Jan.… Continue reading

WestJet appeals lost bid to scrap harassment lawsuit

Airline argues judge was wrong to have dismissed the company’s application to strike the legal action

Can U.S. border guards search your phone? Yes, and here’s how

Secretary of homeland security explains a new policy that let’s border guards check phones

‘Beautiful writer’ Nancy Richler dies of cancer in Vancouver hospital

Montreal-born author spent most of her adult life in B.C. as a fiction writer and novelist

Jury convicts spear-wielding Duncan man in 2015 Ladysmith RV park murder

Trever George Meers used a handmade spear to stab Rayna Johnson at the Campers Corners RV Park

Students frustrated by UBCO response to harassment allegations

Students on the Kelowna campus were unaware of resources and worried about lack of communication

Opinion: Dare to be smarter

Just say no works for more than just substance abuse

‘Sing Me a Song’ about B.C. for a chance at $1,000 contest prize

Entries due by March 30 for lieutenant-governor’s British Columbia-themed competition

Facing reality of death, B.C. man learns real meaning of life

Even while preparing for the end, something inside Keven Drews won’t let him stop living

Most Read