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Rossland-Nelson entry reaches final of magazine competition

Voting is now open for the final round of best ski town in North America, and the joint Rossland-Nelson entry is in it to win it.

The Rossland-Nelson duo in Powder Magazine’s Ski Town Throwdown contest, made it to the finals and hopes to shred the competition from Bozeman, Montana.

The local towns easily surpassed Sandpoint, Idaho 3,224 to 1776 earlier this week to advance to the final showdown.

Voting is open until Christmas Eve, and one vote per IP address in a 24-hour period is allowed.

To cast a ballot for Rossland-Nelson go to

Find the competition by clicking on the “Rossland-Nelson vs. Bozeman” link in the page banner.

As an extra incentive to vote, Red Mountain is giving away a pair of day passes and Whitewater, a ticket to Shambhala Music Festival 2013. Everyone who leaves a comment in the contest app will be entered to win.

Bozeman, a trio of hills south of the border, called Bridger Bowl, Moonlight Basin and Big Sky Resort, defeated Fernie in its semifinal.

The online contest began in late November with 32 North American ski towns, and Whistler and Salt Lake City were some of the first entries to be ousted.

At press time on Wednesday, Rossland-Trail was neck-in-neck with Bozeman, 2,504 to 2,497.

The winner of the final round will have a feature article in Powder Magazine, but most importantly take the title of best ski town in North America.

The Rossland-Nelson entry outlasted Sugarloaf, Maine, Whitefish, Mont. and Creste Butte, Mont, to reach the final.


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