Nik Pahno


One look at this Instagram or TikTok and you’ll quickly realize Nik Pahno and snowmobiles go together like peanut butter and jelly. This Alaskan snowmobile addict and his go-all-out attitude were made to be on a sled.

Hometown: Seward, Alaska

Current Sleds: 2023 Freeride 850 E-TEC 146 & 2022 Summit X with Expert Package 850 E-TEC Turbo 154

Favorite type of terrain to ride: Steep terrain with large features. Preferably in very deep powder.

Learn more about Nik Pahno

What does That Ski-Doo Feeling mean to you? 

It means to be free and let go of all my worries. Having a smile on my face from dusk till dawn.

What’s your “regular” job?

Longshoreman (unloading & loading industrial ships and cruiseships in the Seward Alaska port) Until this year and I had been a commercial fisherman for 5 years.

What are your interests and hobbies outside of snowmobiling?

I am passionate about being outdoors. I really enjoy Hunting, Mountain Biking, and being outside with family and friends.

What is your favorite Ski-Doo model of all time?

The 2022 Summit X with Expert Package 850 E-TEC Turbo 154. My first turbo snowmobile and by far the most impressive sled I have ever thrown a leg over.



What motivates you to be an Ambassador?

I want to inspire, motivate, and be a positive influence to all other riders, especially the younger ones. I have dreamed of being part of the Ski-Doo team for as long as I can remember!



How long have you been riding snowmobiles?

Since I'm 5 years old, so 18 years now. My mom bought a pair of 2001 Ski-Doo Formula 380 sleds for me and my brothers to thrash on.

What’s the most fun you’ve ever had on a sled?

Oh boy now that is a hard choice! I have enjoyed so many great days on the snow. If I had to choose one, I would choose the day I landed my first backflip in 2021. It was June 7th, 65 degrees out with blue skies, and it was our last ride for the year. Truly a day I will not forget.

My most embarrassing moment on a sled is… 

I have had many embarrassing moments. Some of the most memorable include forgetting my boots, jacket, and even to fuel up my sled before realizing at the parking lot.

What is your must-have item or accessory for every ride?

Scoop Shovel! I love to pack a big shovel in addition to all my gear to make building jumps and reworking features take less time and effort.


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