Update: Eaglecrest wins round two

At 12:30 p.m. Pacific time, Powder Magazine’s count showed 4,024 votes for Eaglecrest, and 3,894 votes for Mount Washington, B.C.  Voting stopped at midnight.  That means Juneau’s ski area moves on to the Sweet 16 in the Ski Town Throwdown.

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Beautiful Day at Eaglecrest. Photo by Rosemarie Alexander

It’s time for the second round of Ski Town Throwdown.  Juneau’s ski area is paired with British Columbia’s Mount Washington, a ski resort on Vancouver Island.

In the first round of the Powder Magazine competition, Eaglecrest beat Whistler/Blackcomb Ski Resort near Vancouver, B.C.

Second round voting is Thursday only.  If Eaglecrest gets more votes than Mount Washington, it will be entered in the Sweet 16.  The Powder Magazine contest is a bit like March Madness basketball, with U.S. and Canadian ski areas lumped into four regions, battling from Sweet 16 to Elite 8, Final 4 and at the end  the Great White North champion will go against the Big East.

Eaglecrest is in the Great White North region.  Voting ends at 11 p.m. Alaska time.  Vote on the Powder Magazine or Eaglecrest Facebook pages.