Friday, March 6, 2015

Frozen Hair Contest

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This is an activity for a hot tub, for sure. Or, even better, a hot spring. In the Yukon. And only if you're a bit crazy and possibly inebriated. 

In Whitehorse, Yukon, there is an interesting and popular resort, the Takhini Hot Springs. The actual hot springs, in operation for more than 100 years, are a comfortable 40C and at night, a wonderful place to view the northern lights. The resort offers a variety of year-round activities.

Takhini Hot Springs' 2015 International Hair Freezing Contest in Whitehorse, Yukon

Who wouldn't want to spend time here!

Every February Takhini Hot Springs has a Hair Freezing Contest, open to anybody who wants to expose their hair to -30C for a few minutes. Participants post pictures on the Takhini Springs Facebook Page, then at the end of the month, a winner is chosen and awarded $150.00 The pictures, all great, are used for marketing purposes.

The winning photo of three brave contestants from France, is at the top of this page. Here's a video about it.



Here are a few more photos:

Takhini Hot Springs' 2015 International Hair Freezing Contest in Whitehorse, Yukon

Takhini Hot Springs' 2015 International Hair Freezing Contest in Whitehorse, Yukon

Takhini Hot Springs' 2015 International Hair Freezing Contest in Whitehorse, Yukon


Takhini Hot Springs' 2015 International Hair Freezing Contest in Whitehorse, Yukon

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