In April 2011, UNIFIED Productions traveled north to Summit, Alaska from Bend, Oregon to film Arctic Man. Arctic Man: The Movie is an all-encompassing view into the world of Arctic Man, from the beginning of the event to the end, and everything in between. The film includes the history of Arctic Man, the Arctic Man Race, AMMC Hill Cross, SnoCross, Drag Race, and Freestyle Contest. The goal of the movie is to show all aspects from as many views as possible so that weather you are one of the lucky 13,000 people that make it to Arctic Man or you are not able to make it, you can watch and feel like you are there.
The Arctic Man is a unique event that has grown to be one of the major winter events held within the state of Alaska wilderness. The 2011 Arctic Man is the 26th anniversary, that’s twenty six years of adrenaline rush and speed. The Arctic Man is a race for teams of two skilled competitors that tests the strength of an athlete and the horsepower of a snowmobile. Courage and training are essential elements of this team of snowmobile and skier.The Arctic Man is one of the World's Toughest Downhill Ski races, and an exciting snowmobile race, all in one. The skier begins at a summit elevation of 5,800 feet and drops 1700 feet in less than two mile to the bottom of a narrow canyon where he meets up with his snowmobiling partner. The snowmobiler meets the skier, on the go, with a tow rope and pulls the skier 2 1/4 miles uphill at top speeds of up to 86 mph. The skier and the snowmobile then separate and the skier goes over the side of the second mountain and drops another 1200 feet to the finish line.
At the Arctic Man you " GO FAST or GO HOME."
Truly the Ultimate Adrenaline Rush for spectators and competitors alike.
Last year approximately 13,000 spectators came from around the nation as well as different countries around the world to enjoy this spectacular Alaskan event. The area the race is held is some of the best snowmachine riding country in the world. The snowcapped peaks and beauty make this spring event one that you will treasure for a lifetime.