Arctic Challenge has new date

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 16, 2009 7:03 am

The first week of January was the original starting date for The Arctic Challenge, also known as “Terje’s Contest” (for snowboard rockstar Terje Haakonsen). However, due to warmer-than-expected temperatures in Oslo, snowmaking has been tough, so organizers have rescheduled the event for March 5-7. Now The Arctic Challenge will take place right before X Games France, yet after the Winter Olympics. The idea was that riders’ schedules would be freer during this time.

The course is set up as a slopestyle one this year, and there will be no quarterpipe built…so Terje’s world record transition air of 32 feet, set in 2007, will go unchallenged.