The time has come to crown four new SledTown ShowDown provincial champions. Each Western Canadian province—British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba—have two outstanding snowmobiling destinations ready to take the mantle as provincial champions. But only one SledTown can achieve its goal. Which destination will ascend to the highest peaks in their respective province to claim the coveted prize? You decide during Round 4: the provincial finals!
Here’s what happened during Round 3:
It wasn’t much of a contest between the 2018 and 2017 SledTown ShowDown winners. McBride (726 votes, 75%) annihilated Sicamous (245 votes, 25%) to earn a spot in the provincial finals.
Fernie (390 votes, 53%) managed a major upset in taking down Revelstoke (345 votes, 47%).
Total votes from B.C. in Round 3: 1,706.
We know one thing for sure when it comes to Alberta’s 2022 SledTown ShowDown provincial championship: it won’t be the reigning champion. Crowsnest Pass (1,073 votes, 58%), a 2018 provincial winner, took down last year’s champ, Fort McMurray (772 votes, 42%).
In another Albertan upset, Swan Hills (1,328 votes, 53%) managed to take down the two-time provincial champs, Edson (1,156 votes, 47%).
Total votes from Alberta in Round 3: 4,329.
Nipawin (865 votes, 54%) finds itself in a position to defend last year’s provincial SledTown win thanks to a victory over Porcupine Plain (724 votes, 46%) in Round 3.
Hudson Bay (1,225 votes, 60%) once again had no trouble dispatching an inferior opponent in Archerwill (807 votes, 40%).
Total votes from Saskatchewan in Round 3: 3,621.
Manitobans are exceptional at rallying support for their SledTowns. Manitoba garnered the most votes of any province with Flin Flon leading the way once again. The 2020 SledTown ShowDown champion, Flin Flon (1,701 votes, 59%), is back in Manitoba’s provincial finals after dispatching The Pas (1,195 votes, 41%).
Snow Lake (1,493 votes, 51%) secured a spot for itself in the provincial finals thanks to a narrow victory over Thompson (1,418 votes, 49%).
Total votes from Manitoba in Round 3: 5,807.
Total votes from all provinces in Round 3: 15,463!
Total votes from all provinces in Round 2: 12,123!
Total votes from all provinces in Round 1: 13,822!
Total votes throughout the competition: 41,408!
It’s up to you to put your favourite snowmobiling destinations in a position to claim victory. The polls are open and it’s time to cast your votes in the 8th annual SledTown ShowDown. You can head over to the main contest page or vote by provincial bracket once a day until the current round closes:
Round 4 runs March 22 to April 3, 2022.
New to the contest? This is how it works: we start with 16 destinations from each Western province in Canada. Each round, our readers vote for their favourites and the destinations get whittled down. By Round 4, we’ll have our provincial winners, which will go head-to-head until only one town remains to be crowned the 2022 SledTown ShowDown Champion of Western Canada. For a full account of previous SledTown ShowDowns, see our complete history of SnoRiders’ SledTown ShowDown.
Here’s what the winner gets:
A shiny SledTown trophy, bragging rights and feature articles on SnoRidersWest.com. Plus, it is a chance to raise positive awareness of snowmobiling and to recognize local clubs for all their hard work.
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Vote every day for the best chance at seeing your favourite SledTown advance to the next round. Good luck to you and your SledTown.