What is a “Winter City”?


A winter city is defined according to the WWCAM as one that faces harsh winter climatic conditions, including heavy snowfalls and cold temperatures.


A winter city also has:

– an annual snow accumulation of more than 20cm (8in.).
– an average temperature of 0°C (32°F) or below during the city’s coldest month.


Cities that do not meet the above two criteria are still welcome to join the association if they face winter-related issues in developing city planning.


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