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Our Very First Instagram Contest—and the Winners

#AFARINTHESNOW
Our Very First Instagram Contest—and the Winners
Slideshow 3/4/16
By Alina Polishuk, AFAR Contributor
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    #AFARINTHESNOW
    #AFARINTHESNOW
    Last month, we asked you to tag your most wintry pictures with #afarinthesnow. While we only chose one for our Instagram feed (congratulations to @rheajayde!), the overall results were spectacular. You had us reaching for our coziest coats around the world: from the sparkling powder of the French Alps, to the slushy streets of New York City.

    Click through to see our favorite pics of the bunch. Thanks to everyone who participated, and look out for more Instagram competitions to come! Don't forget to follow @afarmedia, and tag your travelgrams with #traveldeeper for a chance to be featured on our page.
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    11.  SNOW FLURRIES IN THE JAPANESE MOUNTAINS
    11. SNOW FLURRIES IN THE JAPANESE MOUNTAINS
    Yamanouchi, Japan

    Despite the whiteout conditions on Shiga Kogen, a ski resort in the highlands of Japan, @perrirothenberg managed to find a pop of color amidst all that snow.
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    10. WHITEOUT IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
    10. WHITEOUT IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
    Revelstoke Mountain Resort, British Columbia, Canada

    Snowcapped trees or living snow creatures? Regardless, all of that powder creates a path that's just begging to be skiied through. 

    @ritchieacecamps
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    9. ICY BLUE IN ICELAND
    9. ICY BLUE IN ICELAND
    Skaftafell, Iceland

    The bright blue ice at the Skatafell glacier is like an impressionist painting come to life. 

    @jplaystag

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    8. THE LONESOME CHAIRLIFT
    8. THE LONESOME CHAIRLIFT
    Nagano, Japan

    This little red chair patiently awaits a rider.

    @mountainmargo
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    7. CABINS WITH AN ALPINE VIEW
    7. CABINS WITH AN ALPINE VIEW
    French Alps, France

    We wish we could be cozied up in one of those cabins right now, watching the sun sneak its way through the snow clouds.

    @rheajayde
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    6. A MOUNTAIN AND A PLANE
    6. A MOUNTAIN AND A PLANE
    Grand Montets, France

    If we saw this plane soaring above the mountaintops of the Grand Montets, we would be celebrating too.

    @perrirothenberg
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    5. SNOWY CITY STREETS
    5. SNOWY CITY STREETS
    New York City

    In the midst of #snowmageddon2016, New York's MTA workers stood out in the slushy streets to help drivers navigate the icy roads. 

    @nancyc_huang
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    4. BLUE SKY IN JACKSON HOLE
    4. BLUE SKY IN JACKSON HOLE
    Jackson Hole, Wyoming

    Bright blue sky. Scraggy snowcapped mountain. It doesn't get more photogenic than that.

    @britt_albert
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    3. A CABIN IN WYOMING
    3. A CABIN IN WYOMING
    Jackson Hole, Wyoming

    A peaceful midmountain getaway.

    @britt_albert
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    2. SNOW KAYAKING IN QUEBEC
    2. SNOW KAYAKING IN QUEBEC
    Wemindji, Quebec

    It looks like sand, but it's snow indeed. Photographer @caromorrow braved the cold for some springtime kayaking adventures.
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    1. FRESH POWDER IN THE FRENCH ALPS
    1. FRESH POWDER IN THE FRENCH ALPS
    Rhône-Alpes, France

    Patches of untouched powder and a stunning view of the mountains, what more could you ask for? 

    @rheajayde
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    WHAT'S NEXT...
    WHAT'S NEXT...
    >>Up Next: Your Spring Vacation Awaits at These Relaxing Getaways

    PHOTO COURTESY OF TREASANTON