13. AK Extreme

Mike Brindley Mike Brindley

 

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AK Extreme, hosted by the Helgasons in Iceland, is backlit by flames, built on shipping containers and padded out with rocks. You won’t find any of that pristine, prepped snow carefully spread out for the landing here. This is strictly for the fearless and according to reports, some riders leave the comp without even taking a run down the big air slope

Held downtown in the small town of Akureyri, Iceland. The event, which has been running since 2002, now includes a slightly less daunting jib session and three days of music at local pub The Green Hat – 18 Euros for a three day party, bargain!

It’s not quite at the top of our list but it would certainly top world’s sketchiest big air and come pretty high up in things about snowboarding that worry your mum. Thankfully most of the competitors at AK Extreme are the immaculately conceived sons of Norse gods…

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