Two remain standing. Only one can be victorious.
Winter Park will face Crested Butte in the championship round of the ultimate Colorado ski area contest.
In the previous round, both Winter Park and Crested Butte garnered 54% of the votes in their matchups, beating out Telluride and Arapahoe Basin, respectively.
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In every round, Winter Park’s matchups have garnered the most voters (excluding its first bye week, of course). That was most pronounced in the semifinals, when its matchup against Telluride had more than 18,000 voters compared to the 10,000 or so voters in the Crested Butte vs. A-Basin matchup. Clearly the ski area has a fan base it knows how to mobilize.
But Winter Park faces its strongest challenge yet this week. Up until last round, Crested Butte has handily defeated every challenger it’s faced. A-Basin gave it the best run for its money, but the ski area still won by 8 percentage points.
Will Winter Park fans come out in force? Will Crested Butte purists fight for their mountain? Who will be crowned The Ultimate Colorado Ski Area? Vote to decide.
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Voting closes Friday, Dec. 27, at noon.
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