Here is a huge Thank you to all race spectators, race teams and sponsors for attending and being part of the 2017 - 32nd ANNIVERSARY of Arctic Man. Every year Mother Nature puts this event to the test; no snow, too much snow, cold weather, it is always something different. I say for the 32 years I have been proud to help make this race happen 2017 will go down in the BOOKS as a HUGE CHALLENGE. We had very little snow in some sections and ice and water on the course. But with patience and hard work Allen Echols and Russ, the Cat operators and the Great Pisten Bulley - made it happen (quote: " we took Chicken Crap and made it into CHICKEN EATABLE SOUP").
So I want to thank all the volunteers who helped with fences, gates and cut twigs from the course and marshal the event. THANK YOU!!!!
This event - Arctic Man is a unique race that has grown in the past 32 years to be one of the major Alaskan Winter/Spring Events. The teams were small this year and we are working on some new changes for 2018. The plan is to have two classes for Men’s Ski and Men’s Snowboard - PRO Class and Semi Pro Class.
Hopefully this will encourage some new, younger blood to take this challenge and try the event. More details to follow on how you qualify for which class. Also we are working with sponsors and new partners to work on some more snow machine races at the event. Details to follow.
We want to thank all of our sponsors: Major: Genes Auto, GCI, Polaris Outpost, White Spruce Trailer, Odom Corporation.
Other: Alaska Spine Institute, Miranda Electric, Motorfist, Monster Energy Drink, PBR, Vitamin Water, Sunshine Travel, Worry Free Alaska, Hoodoo Brewery, NC Machinery, Airport Rentals, McClaren Lodge, Delta Medical Transport, Guardian Flight, Alaska Dreams, Denali State Bank, Craig Taylor, Roundup Steakhouse, Sourdough Fuel, AMMC, National Forest Avalanche Center and all others that helped make this year’s race Successful!!!!
The goal of the Arctic Man Volunteers and Officials is to work very hard to make sure that SAFETY and COMMON SENSE are a priority. We will continue to improve this every year and any comments will be appreciated that can help make this Alaskan Event better for you and your families. We especially want to again thank Airport Rentals, NC Machinery and Craig Taylor for the equipment this year to help plow and operate the event.
The RUMOR is that the RACE IS GOING AWAY. NO IT IS NOT GOING AWAY!!!! We are working to change race day back to Friday and not Thursday. We will keep you posted on all new plans and events for 2018. So dates in 2018 April 9 thru April 15 (((it is not Easter weekend))).
SO SEE YOU AGAIN NEXT YEAR - 2018. We would love to hear comments about having race on Friday next year and not Thursday. LET US KNOW.
Have a Safe and Great Summer
Howie Thies - Arctic Man, Anna Gould - GCI, Mike Richards - Genes Chrysler Dodge, Lane Nichols - Winner
Winners New Truck!
SHOWERS at Arctic Man!
Northern Rain Industries will provide a mobile shower trailer with separate men's and women's individual shower stalls at a rate of $10 per shower. Disposable towels, as well as other personal care items will be available for purchase while supplies last.
Hot water is supplied by on demand propane water heaters ensuring continuous HOT water.
Cash as well as all major credit cards are accepted.
Arctic Man has partnered with
Alaska Airlines - Arctic Man sponsor will award one round trip ticket to each winner of the SBS winners of Men and Women in Ski and Snowboard divisions. They will have the opportunity to fly to Alaska and compete in the 32nd anniversary on April 6, 2017.
The final overall winner will be awarded at Sugar Bowl Resort Lake Tahoe March 12, 2017.
Mark your calendar, compete in Silver Belts Series, win your division and receive the above award.
Again thanks to Alaska Airlines for their support Arctic Man and Rahlves Silver Belt Series.