The tiny ski area Monday proved to be more popular in the competition than Whistler/Blackcomb Ski Resort near Vancouver, British Columbia.
Whistler/Blackcomb is huge by comparison, but throughout the day Eaglecrest was a couple hundred votes ahead in the contest, conducted on Powder Magazine’s Facebook page. The magazine paired the areas.
The magazine divides the ski areas into geographic regions, the Great White North, Far West, Rocky Mountain West and the Big East.
Eaglecrest snow sports director Jeffra Clough says the Ski Town Throwdown has six rounds, just like the March Madness basketball championship.
“There’s the second round and then they call it the Sweet 16, the Elite 8, the Final 4 and then the finals,” Clough says. “And so the Great White North champion goes against the Big East champion on December 2nd and 3rd.”
The second round is Nov. 7th, when Eaglecrest will be paired against Mount Washington in British Columbia. The Vancouver Island ski area is the winner of Tuesday’s Powder Magazine competition against Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, also in B.C.
- The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning until Saturday morning for Mendenhall River and surrounding area.
- Large projects can often be contentious, and two of the most debated state projects in the past few years have been the Knik Arm Crossing and the Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project.
- Gov. Bill Walker announced an additional $10 million cut to the University of Alaska.
- The largest share of that cut is to the account the state uses to partially reimburse local governments for school bonds.