Arctic Man Travel Guide

Adam braves the bitter Alaskan cold to meet the fans of Tesoro Arctic Man, a wild weeklong celebration of snow sports and tailgating held more than 100 miles from civilization in the tiny town of Paxson, AK. ...

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Arctic Man Site

An adrenaline rush for spectators and competitors alike, Arctic Man is a fast-paced skiing competition, with a beginning summit elevation of 5,800 feet and drops of 1,700 feet in the less than 2-mile trail to the bottom.

Mile 197-5 Richardson Hwy
Paxson, AK

 
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Denali Highway Cabins

Located just 12 miles down the highway from the Arctic Man site, Denali Highway Cabins offer deluxe cabins with decks, mahogany sleigh beds, breakfast and even shoe-warming racks.

Mile 185.6 Richardson Hwy
Gakona, AK 99586

 
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Fairbanks International Airport

If you’d rather head directly to Paxson without stopping in Anchorage, the Fairbanks International Airport is your closest entry point at 141 miles from Paxson.

6450 Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK 99709

 
Sleep
Historic Anchorage Hotel

Stay in luxury during your stopover in Anchorage at this historic hotel right in the city’s downtown center. Enjoy their complimentary continental breakfast before heading out to Paxson.

330 E St
Anchorage, AK 99501

 
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Humpy’s Great Alaskan Ale House

The trip to Arctic Man is long, so many travelers stop over in Anchorage for the night. Here, one of Adam Richman’s favorite joints is Humpy’s, an alehouse for beer lovers with an impressive array of burgers and seafood.

610 W 6th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501

 
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Summit Lake State Recreation Site

If Arctic Man has you itching to take part in winter sports of your own, head over to the April Bowl, a small valley popular with snowboarders, snowshoe enthusiasts and cross-country skiers.

Mile 19 of Hatcher Pass Road

 

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