Revelstoke Continues to Throw It Down
November 01 2013
The nail-biting online action continued late into the evening as Revelstoke, BC went head to head with Whitewater/Nelson, BC in Powder Magazine’s Ski Town Throwdown Facebook contest yesterday. With only minutes to go, Revelstoke pulled ahead to win by 20 votes over last year’s overall champion.
Support for Revelstoke and Revelstoke Mountain Resort was felt from across the country and local community with coverage from media outlets encouraging residents, past guests, and businesses to jump on Facebook and share their love for Revelstoke.
The battle against Whitewater was tough, where the local mayor was noted to have gone door to door in Nelson last winter to help drive local support for the contest. As two favourite communities in the Kootenays, many people in the region felt torn as to which to vote for, as both locations offer incredible skiing, huge snowfalls and are famous for their light, dry powder and welcoming small town atmospheres. Whitewater was a formidable competitor that kept the pressure on Revelstoke until the end. RMR extends its congratulations to Nelson and the Whitewater team for their efforts that helped bring the spotlight on the two towns, as both communities ramp up for the winter ski season.
Revelstoke moves into the next round and will face off again on November 11, with the overall winner being crowned in mid-December.