How fast can snowmachines go? As fast as a cannonball, and the annual Cannonball Snowmachine Race is about to prove it. See the vehicles race side by side and pick out who you think is going to win. Held at Beam Road every April, you’ll get up close and personal as skilled racers whip through the trail and tackle multiple laps all over Nome and the Alaskan countryside. See the latest Arctic Cats, Skidoos, and more as they battle a 25-mile route that includes up to two miles on the frozen Bering Sea.

It’s part of the Spring Carnival season and draws expert racers from around the world. However, it’s also a local favorite event. If you’re visiting the Anchorage area in April, you don’t want to miss out on this family-friendly, whip-fast event that will change your perception of what a snowmobile is.

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Every year, the route can change slightly and you never know what kind of weather conditions the racers might face. That’s part of the fun and challenge of life in Alaska. Before and after the event, you’ll get the chance to see the machines up close, all while sipping on a cup of coffee or hot cocoa from one of the local food vendors.

Keep an eye on the official page for more race information, route changes, and to keep up with special guests.