By: Korie Marshall

Will Valemount be crowned “the town” for sledding in BC?

Valemount is currently in the final four of SnoRiders’ annual SledTown ShowDown contest, up against Revelstoke this round. Valemount beat out Blue River last round.

The other two sledding areas are Sicamous/Shuswap and Golden.

“It’s a big deal,” says Jennifer Robinson, Marketing Coordinator for Tourism Valemount. She says Valemount has received awards from SnoRiders before, but she is not aware of Valemount being in this contest before.

Valemount was up against Nelson in the first round. In this second round, Revelstoke is up against Fernie/Elk Valley, Sicamous/Shuswap is against Tumbler Ridge, and Golden is against Radium Hot Springs.

Curtis Pawliuk, Manager of Valemont Area Recreation Association, says he doesn’t personally think the contest is that big a deal, but he still wants Valemount to win.

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