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Can You Smell Winter in the Air? Time for XC Ottawa’s Annual First Snowfall Contest!
By:  Andre Marchand   (2013/10/17)


Do you have a sixth sense when it comes to snow? Are you excellent at predicting the weather? Do you like winning FREE STUFF?

If you answered 'YES' to any of those questions, here is the contest for you!


Be the first person to correctly predict when we will get our first snowfall of the ski season in Chelsea Quebec and win a prize!

Contest Rules

Who may enter: The contest is open to everyone, amateur and professional meteorologists alike. In fact if you are a professional meteorologist see if you can beat out the amateurs! 

Judging: In order to make it easy to officiate and have a permanent record of the first snowfall, the XCOttawa webcam will be the judge! The person whose prediction is closest to the actual date/time of the first observable accumulation wins. To clarify, observable will be white covering the grass sort of like...

To Enter: Email your entry to contests@xcottawa.ca 

 You must include your name, your email address, and the EXACT date and time you think it will snow in the Gatineau Park. Here are the acceptable date formats.

1) YYYY/MM/DD at HH:MM, i.e. - 2006/10/12 at 13:55 

2) Month DD at HH:MM, i.e. - October 12th at 13:55


Prizes: A selection of small prizes from our sponsors for the winner. But really it's all about the prestige!

The deadline is THURSDAY OCTOBER 24TH @11:59PM


Happy guessing everyone! And let the snow fly!

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