- Arctic man was delayed for 2 days due to bad weather
- Avalanche danger was relatively high during the event and one female snowmobiler was killed just before the event in the area of the event
- Lake Tahoe Olympic skier Daron Rahlves and driver Levi LaValle won the Arctic Man and a grand prize of $61,000
- The grand prize was extra big this year as last year’s event was canceled and the prize money rolled over to this year
- Daron Rahlves = former Olympic & World Cup skier
- Levi LeVallee = Winter X Games gold medalist
- Their winning time = 4 minutes, 2.8 seconds
- Record time = 3 minutes, 52.7 seconds – done by Lake Tahoe Olympic skier Marco Sullivan and Tyler Aklestad
2016 ARCTIC MAN RESULTS:
ABOUT ARCITC MAN:
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“
One thought on “VIDEO: Lake Tahoe Olympic Skier Daron Rahlves WINS “Arctic Man” and $61,000”
I had a great time at arcticman 2016
Im the 1st pic on top of the page holding on To the rope,while my driver decided to go airborne. Perhaps in 2017 we will be able to see the course. High five to all the other racers who survived 2016.