Skiers or snowboarders that have the skills, control, balance, speed, courage and special technical abilities might have a chance to make it across the perilous glide to the opposite end of Lac Picalo.
If unsuccessful, no fear, you can try your chance the next day. Prize money is distributed between male and female participants equally.
To win the Aqua-Neige, the participant must make it as far as they can across the lake. As years have gone by numerous frequent participants are able to cross the lake completely. The competition is comprised of two heats, the winner is determined by the combined distance achieved in both runs.
Aqua-Neige has been a tradition and popular event in the Matapedia region for 40 years.