The final vote count in the Powder Magazine Ski Town Throwdown was 5

Revelstoke falls to Eaglecrest in Ski Town Throwdown quarter-finals

Eaglecrest, Alaska, defeats Revelstoke 5,609-5,536 in quarter-finals of Ski Town Throwdown.

Revelstoke is out of the Powder Magazine Ski Town Throwdown, falling in an epic battle to the underdog Eaglecrest Ski Area near Juneau, Alaska.

Eaglecrest was victorious in the quarterfinal battle 5,609–5,536, in a two-day voting war that came down to the final hours.

For much of the two days, Eaglecrest appeared to be coasting to a comfortable win as it held about a 300 vote lead that the number-one seed Revelstoke seemed unable to surmount.

However, as the clock got closer to midnight on Thursday, Revelstoke mounted a surge and took the lead. With momentum seemingly on Revelstoke’s side, Eaglecrest supporters got online and pushed their resort back into the lead.

They wound up with a 73 vote win and victory in the Great White North division.

Eaglecrest is the Cinderalla team in the contest, having upset Whistler in the first round and now toppling Revelstoke to make the semi-finals.

The RMR PR team was gracious in defeat.

“What a run to the finish line that was!” they posted on Facebook Friday morning. “Amazing job everyone to keep the race as close as it was in the final hours!! Kudos to Eaglecrest Ski Area, taking the #greatwhitenorth title to the final 4 in Powder Magazine’s #skitownthrowdown….see you next year.”

Now we can get back to what really matters – preparing for opening day next Saturday, Nov. 30.

Just Posted

Man in custody linked to Silver Creek property search

Police have not connected arrest to search at Salmon River Road property

Debate heats up over fire protection

Revelstoke and regional district at odds over fire suppression agreement

Day 2 of RCMP search at Silver Creek residence

Police use backhoe in ongoing search effort at residential/agricultural Salmon River Road property

Controlled burns no cause for concern

Annual clean-up by forestry companies includes burning debris from logging activity

Residents pay tribute to city’s homeless

He was articulate and well-spoken. He was great at self-reflection. He liked watching the Canucks. And more often than not, he lived at the Howard House Men’s Shelter.

Mixing up local talent and cocktails

The annual Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery Mixoff takes place in Kelowna in November

Auntie Says: Don’t bring your dope to my house

Don’t judge me and I won’t judge you, but if you try and smoke at my house, you’ll be asked to leave

B.C. search groups mobilize for missing mushroom picker

Searchers from across the province look for Frances Brown who has been missing since Oct. 14.

Search for missing B.C. man a race against winter weather

David Jeff of Williams Lake was last seen in Kamloops during the chaotic wildfire evacuations

Residents pay tribute to city’s homeless

He was articulate and well-spoken. He was great at self-reflection. He liked watching the Canucks. And more often than not, he lived at the Howard House Men’s Shelter.

Man steals police car, goes for a ‘slow’ ride

Mission RCMP say the motive of the theft is unknown

Dodgers punch ticket to World Series

This will be the first time the Los Angles Dodgers have made it to the World Series since 1988.

Surf group winning the war on plastic bags

The Tofino Co-op will no longer provide plastic bags, following in the footsteps of the Ucluelet location that already made the change earlier this year.

All three victims identified in Fernie arena ammonia leak

Wayne Hornquist and Lloyd Smith were from Fernie and Jason Podloski from Turner Valley, Alta

Most Read