After the ads, they decide to run back. "We just totally ruined ourselves!" Thomas bitches. "We just ran a mile for no reason," Jill agrees, and asks if he wants to use the Express Pass. "We don't need to panic yet," Thomas says. Plenty of time to panic later.
The dogsled race continues with the other teams, to the extent that any actual racing can be said to be occurring. As Stephanie says, the dogs are doing all the work, and the only challenge for the racers is being tall enough to reach the flags (sorry, Mallory). Jill and Thomas finally make it, and she's on her way.
Meanwhile, after a long drive across country (about 90 minutes, as far as Google Maps and I can tell), Michael and Kevin have arrived at the train station. There's a lot more snow on the ground here, and they notice that it's cold when they get out of the car, so they must have traveled some distance north. And yet Kevin's still wearing shorts. Detour!
Phil rhapsodizes, "The unspoiled wilderness in this part of the world is not only a haven for people who love extreme sports, but also a refuge for people who follow the customs of their ancestors." Unless those ancestors are from Ghana, I assume. In keeping with this, the Detour is a choice between "Sleds" and "Beds," which have nothing else to do with each other aside from how they rhyme. For "Sleds," they'll take a chairlift to the top of a mountain and then use an "extreme sports gadget called a Techsled" to race down a course in less than one minute and 58 seconds to get their next clue. If they biff, as we see a production assistant doing behind Phil while he stands at the finish line, they have to go back up and start over. I don't think the words "extreme" and "gadget" should be used in the same sentence if it's avoidable.
For "Beds," they'll go to a Sami camp near the top of the same mountain. As Phil explains, the Sami are descendants of early Scandinavian nomads, and from what we can see, they still dress like them. Phil says the teams will have to build a "tent-like dwelling" called a Goahte (pronounced "gortee"). I was going to ding Phil for saying "tent-like dwelling" when he totally could have just said "tent," but I have to agree; why say that when you can say "Goahte?" Kevin decides on Beds, telling Michael, "I wish I could do the sled but I'm scared you can't do it, Dad." But you're not bringing me down or holding me back or anything.
Team @ find the clue box next, and also comment on the lower temperature here. "We're not in Ghana any more," one of them says belatedly. They're going for the sleds. Michael and Kevin quickly find the Beds Detour and get to work trying to build something that looks like the example standing there, while six to eight Sami watch in amusement. This would be better if it were windier, but once again we have an example of the race coming here during unchallenging weather.