Arctic Man Ski and Sno-Go Classic, USA

Photo © Monica Moritz

In the world of extreme sports, skiing and snowboarding rate pretty low in the grand scale of all things fear inducing. It was perhaps with this in mind that the people behind the Arctic Man Ski and Sno-Go Classic decided to add snow mobiles into the mix.

Every April, the worlds of snow mobile and ski enthusiasts collide (quite literally) with a high-speed race across the hills of Alaska’s Summit Lake. After working up to a speed which would make the average man wince, skiers and boarders are joined by a snow mobile that drags them towards an eye-watering 80mph.

This annual competition ups the town’s population for the weekend from seven to 15,000 and the normally peaceful mountains turn into a camper van covered festival site, complete with barbeques, bonfires and beer guzzlers.

Written by - Photo by Monica Moritz

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