SledTown ShowDown 2022: The first-ever two-time winner is . . .

Flin Flon, Manitoba, is the SledTown ShowDown 2022 champion

by Kyle Born

2022 SledTown ShowDown Champion Flin Flon, Manitoba

SnoRiders’ 8th annual SledTown ShowDown has ended with a first: Flin Flon, Manitoba, has won the entire competition for the second time! Never before has a snowmobiling destination ascended to the highest peak twice—until now.

On its path to victory, Flin Flon (7,216 votes, 66%) flew through Hudson Bay (3,671 votes, 34%) in the finals.

During all six rounds of the competition, Flin Flon consistently racked up the most votes of any competitor across all four Western Canadian provinces. The only time Flin Flon failed to garner the most votes was way back in Round 1, when Hudson Bay kicked off the contest with more votes than anyone.

In head-to-head competition, Flin Flon has only been outvoted in one round over the past three years, which was during Round 3 of last year’s SledTown ShowDown to the eventual winner, Lac du Bonnet. That lone setback is the only blemish on Flin Flon’s record over the last three seasons. Flin Flon has won two of the past three SledTown ShowDowns and has been Manitoba’s provincial champion for three of the last four years.

Congratulations to Flin Flon, Manitoba, your SledTown ShowDown 2022 champion!

Total votes from all provinces in Round 6: 10,887.
Total votes from all provinces in Round 5: 22,433.
Total votes from all provinces in Round 4: 8,703.
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: 83,481!

See the voting history for each province:

British Columbia
Alberta
Saskatchewan
Manitoba

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.

Social media plays a big role in this contest so be sure to hit “share” after you vote to let your friends know about the contest. You can also follow SnoRiders on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for quick updates during the contest. Feel free to tag us in photos and use the #SledTown2022 to promote your favourite town.

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Thank you for participating in this year’s SledTown ShowDown by voting for your favourite snowmobiling destination.

How to win SledTown ShowDown:

Are you disappointed that your favourite SledTown didn’t win this year? There’s always next year. No, seriously, your SledTown could win it all next year, but you and your snowmobile club need to be ready to rally support when the time comes. Take these tips from our two-time winner, Flin Flon, Manitoba.

1. Unite the community
2. Make your SledTown accessible
3. Digitize your strategy
4. Create rivalries
5. Offer up amenities
6. Variety
7. Prepare a game plan

Good luck to you and your favourite SledTown in 2023!

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