Thursday is deadline to vote for Steamboat over Bellingham, Wash., in ski town contest

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Update: Voting has closed, and Steamboat beat Bellingham, 519 to 434. Rest up because it's not over. Steamboat will face the winner of Crested Butte and Bend, Ore., on Dec. 5 and 6.

Powder Magazine is having a Ski Town Throwdown contest to find the best ski town in North America (they got ya in there Canucks) by bracket-style, head-to-head battles decided by votes on Facebook.

One of this week's matchups is Steamboat Springs' first-round contest against Bellingham, Wash.

As of Thursday morning, Steamboat held a lead, but don't let the fourth quarter slip away. "Like" Powder Magazine on Facebook, cast a vote for Steamboat then share your smart decision-making with others.

Some comments on the contest page:

This is difficult because I love Bellingham — it's where I went to college, but it's NOT a ski town! That's why I voted for the BOAT!

— Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer

Life in the boat is nothing less than amazing! The powder is epic, the terrain is like no other resort and the lift lines are short. Plus, the town is a blast! The people are friendly and the night life is a blast.

— Heather Biewick

Steamboat; Come for the Skiing and stay for the people.

— Ron Contarino

Thanks, Ron. We appreciate it.

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