The Arctic Challenge

The Arctic Challenge

The Arctic Challenge is a snowboarding contest arranged for and by the riders themselves. It was started by Norwegian professional snowboarders Daniel Franck and Terje Haakonsen. The contest was established as an alternative to the former competitions that had become streamlined and run by schedules and directions from TV-coverage, major sponsors and other external forces. It formerly held the status as the final for the "Ticket to Ride Tour", and is held in Norway annually - usually at a location north of the Arctic Circle.

Since 2005 the "TAC", as it is often referred to, moved to Oslo and has been integrated into the TTR World Snowboard Tour at the FIVE(5)STAR level.

Due to its great success last season it has moved to the TTR SIX(6)STAR level, the highest status an event can hold on the World Tour, giving out 1000 TTR ranking points to the winner and $100,000 in total prize money. [ TAC TTR event bio]

At the Arctic Challenge 2007, the organizer and snowboard legend, Terje Haakonsen broke the highest air record in the quarterpipe with 9.8 m above the coping (top part of the obstacle), established by Heikki Sorsa at 9.3 m in 2001.


External links

* [ The Arctic Challenge official website]

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