Nelson, Rossland voted best ski locales in North America
Nelson mayor reportedly went door-to-door for votes in online contest
The Canadian Press
Posted: Dec 26, 2012 7:58 AM MT
Last Updated: Dec 26, 2012 7:57 AM MT
A pair of southern B.C. Interior communities have been jointly crowned the best ski town in North America by readers of a 40-year-old ski enthusiasts' magazine.
Nelson and Rossland, two communities in B.C.'s Kootenay region, beat out the city of Bozeman, Mont. in the contest held by Powder Magazine.
The magazine seeded 32 ski towns to mimic the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament, asking readers to vote at each stage.
Nelson and Rossland came out victorious with nearly 11,500 votes in the match, and the results were published online on Christmas Eve.
The California-based magazine refers to the winners as a "Canadian paradise," making mention of yam fries in local poutine, rowdy terrain and smoky B.C. powder.
It said Nelson Mayor John Dooley even went door-to-door to remind residents to vote, which may have helped clinch the title over other Canadian towns in the competition that included Whistler and Revelstoke.
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