Just after the Richardson Monument, you will see a gravel road leading into a wide open valley surrounded by mountains. Every April this spot comes alive with one of skiing’s toughest—and strangest—races, the Arctic Man, which combines skiing with snowmobiling. Watch skiers speed down a narrow canyon for a full 2 miles, then meet up with their snowmobiling partners, who tow the skiers uphill at full throttle before they race downhill again. Are there broken bones in this race? You bet.
Second week in April