Vote for Fernie (ignore that the thumbnail on the Facebook page says Seattle!)

Voting is now open in round three of Powder Magazine’s Ski Town Throwdown and Fernie needs your vote to beat Jackson/Teton Valley, Wyoming.

  • Dec. 12, 2012 5:00 p.m.

Voting is now open in round three of Powder Magazine’s Ski Town Throwdown and Fernie needs your vote to beat Jackson/Teton Valley, Wyoming.

Fernie moved into the third round of the competition 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.

“This really shows the strength of our community, the people and their passion for Fernie, British Columbia,” says Matt Mosteller, from Fernie Alpine Resort. “It’s a real special place full of amazing people and we are not going down!  We don’t give up, in Fernie!”

Voting for round three is now open, but only for two days, December 12-13. Fernie is battling it out against Jackson/Teton Valley, Wyoming, after they beat 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. Rossland/Nelson is currently battling it out against Crested Butte, Colorado.

Vote now, here!

Please note, confusingly, Powder Magazine have Fernie listed as Seattle on the link on their homepage that takes voters to the online voting page. Once you click on this thumbnail and get to the voting page, Fernie is correctly listed.

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