The two executive councilors battling to become the next governor went right after one another over their resumes and their differing views on key issues during a debate Wednesday night.

Republican nominee Chris Sununu of Newfields defended his stewardship of the Waterville Valley ski resort amidst attacks from Democrats that the attraction has slumped under his control.

“I have created hundreds of jobs. Waterville’s success is undeniable. We are the only ski resort on the East Coast that is expanding,” Sununu said during the two candidates first, televised debate on NH1.

Democrat Colin Van Ostern of Concord said Sununu can’t conceal that ski visits and revenue has plummeted since Sununu became general manager six years ago.

“Since then, they have lost market share and cut jobs, not created them,” Van Ostern said.