To quote Powder Magazine editors, Juneau’s Eaglecrest is definitely the “little mountain that could.”
The city-owned ski area has made it to the final round of the Ski Town Throwdown, knocking out Michigan’s Mount Bohemia.
Voting ended at 8 o’clock last night (Tuesday), with Eaglecrest garnering 4,569 votes to Mount Bohemia’s 1,811.
Mount Bohemia is a small ski area in the Upper Peninsula, and like Eaglecrest, it was not expected to get to the Final 4 of the magazine’s March Madness-style popularity contest.
The magazine started with 64 ski areas in four regions. Eaglecrest – in the magazine’s words – is a Cinderella story.
It became the Great White North champion after getting more votes than the British Columbia ski resorts of Whistler/Blackcomb, Mount Washington, Red Mountain, Kicking Horse and Revelstoke, then beat the Far East champion, Mount Bohemia.
And in the words of the magazine, “the hearty Alaskan crew has its eyes on the finals and a shot at Ski Town immortality.”
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