Arctic Man City

4-7-05-1-71For a week or two in mid-April, a remote mountainside in the Alaska Range becomes one of the biggest towns in Alaska. It’s Arctic Man, a kind of Burning Man for the snow machine set, with the craziest extreme skiing competition you’ve ever heard of. We’ll preview Arctic Man, the speed, the parties, the family fun, and the backcountry travel, with an organizer, a competitor, and a spectator.

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OUTDOOR EXPLORER CALENDAR EVENTS:

HOST: Charles Wohlforth

GUEST(S): 

  • Howard Theis, race director
  • Len Story, rider, multi-year winner
  • Tina Deptula, long-time spectator

PARTICIPATE:

  • Post a comment below (comments may be read on-air)
  • Call 550-8433 (Anchorage) or 1-888-353-5752 (statewide) during the live broadcast

LIVE BROADCAST: Thursday April 4, 2013. 2:00 pm – 3:00
REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday April 4, 2013. 7:00 – 8:00 pm AKT

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Arctic Man. Photo courtesy Len Story.
Arctic Man. Photo courtesy Len Story.
Arctic Man. Photo courtesy Len Story.
Arctic Man. Photo courtesy Len Story.

 

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Arctic Man race. www.morthphotography.com

 

Arctic Man race. www.morthphotography.com
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Arctic Man competitions, Davis family. Photos courtesy Tina Deptula and Lena Halverson.
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Arctic Man campsite. Photos courtesy Tina Deptula and Lena Halverson.
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Arctic Man campsite. Photos courtesy Tina Deptula and Lena Halverson.
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Arctic Man king crab cuisine. Photos courtesy Tina Deptula and Lena Halverson.
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Arctic Man cuisine. Photos courtesy Tina Deptula and Lena Halverson.
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Arctic Man beer tent. Photos courtesy Tina Deptula and Lena Halverson.