Fernie blows away Vermont towns in Powder magazine ski town throwdown

Fernie is moving into the third round of the Ski Town Throwdown after collecting enough online votes to bump Mad River Glen and Sugarbush.

  • Nov. 30, 2012 4:00 p.m.

Fernie is moving into the third round of the Ski Town Throwdown after collecting enough online votes to bump Mad River Glen and Sugarbush, two adjacent resorts in Vermont, out of the competition.

Fernie comfortable beat the American resorts, collecting nearly three times as many votes.

Fernie collected nearly 800 more votes than Mad River Glen and Sugarbush during two days of voting on November 28 and 29. The final tally was 1,268 to 485.

The Free Press has been following the throwdown, and encouraging readers to get online and vote.

Fernie beat Mammoth, California in the first round. It will now move into round 3, along with eight other ski towns in North America. Voting for the next round will go December 12-13 and will be against the winner in a competition between Jackson/Teton Valley, Wyoming and Seattle, Washington.

Only two BC ski towns remain in the competition — Fernie and Rossland/Nelson. Whistler 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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