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Colorado's 'Snow at First Sight' Winter Contest

National Parks
by Carlo Alcos Nov 30, 2009
Never experienced snow before? Then you’ll want to know about this contest.

“UM, HI. I’M FROM Canada and I’ve never seen snow.” Oh, how I wish that were true. The state of Colorado is holding a worldwide contest in search of three people who have never experienced snow.

The contest is appropriately called Snow At First Sight.

Winners will be brought to Colorado this winter to experience their legendary winter season from January to March, 2010.

You will learn how to ski, snowboard, and snowshoe, and also enjoy exciting après ski nightlife, pampering, spas, and more.

You will write about your experiences and take pictures and video to share with the world via social networks: YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and the rest.

So if you’ve never had the pleasure of being “face-washed” or had snow shoved down the back of your shirt, this is for you.

How Do I Enter?

1. Create a 60 second video (deadline is December 4) and show them why you want to experience snow for the first time in Colorado. Be creative!

2. Post your video to

3. Share the video with everyone you know. Use Facebook, Twitter, YouTube — and get fans, friends, and family to VOTE for you. Voting deadline is December 11.

The top five most voted for videos will receive a four-day “audition” in Colorado in January (January 5-8). In addition, the Colorado Tourism Office will choose five videos judged on creativity, entertainment value, and more.

Based on the audition, three winners will be chosen to spend up to three months in Colorado!

Community Connection

Apologies Matador readers for the late notice, but better late than never, right? If you enter, make sure to let us know so we can vote for you!

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