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We’re halfway through the final matchup of the 64-team Ski Town Throwdown, and the stakes couldn’t be higher. Crested Butte and Eaglecrest have clawed their way to the highest stage in Internet skiing, and both are struggling to edge that final carve into the record books. With history on the line, it’s time to kick some halftime knowledge.
To the OG’s over in Crested Butte—you were born for this. Before you ever swooshed a turn into Spellbound Bowl or dropped Fredo’s, you were straight-lining out of the womb, remember that. You’ve embarked on one of the greatest ski town runs of all time, beating back names like Aspen, Big Sky, and Sun Valley. Now the only thing standing in your way is Alaska. Or should I say, western northwest Canada. Your legacy is written now. Twenty years down the road, will you be remembered as the Colorado contingent that couldn’t, or have a plaque on The Eldo’s sundeck that reads, “2014 Ski Town Throwdown Champions—those guys were the s%#t”? The choice is yours.
Hey Eaglecrest, listen up. The second half is your jam. Remember that nail biter against Red? How about the buzzer beater against Revelstoke? It must be something in the ice water up there, but you Final Frontiersmen are clutch in close games, the Robert Horry of Ski Town Throwdown. So what’s left in the tank? Well for one thing, if I were you, I’d be sick of hearing about Colorado—Rocky Mountains this, champagne pow that. Ju-neau what time it is. It’s time for a little resort in Alaska to steal the last dance and kiss the prom queen. It’s time to make a little history. This is the biggest battle of your ski bum lives, time to do the East Bowl Chutes proud and bring this bad boy home. Eaglecrest, turn up.