The BEST Episodes of Ice Road Truckers

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Apr 4, 2021

Network: History

Take a trip to Yellowknife, Canada to experience one of the most dangerous careers around. In unfathomably cold conditions, truck drivers haul equipment and supplies to miners in the Canadian tundra in the dead of winter on a 350-mile highway of ice.

Icy Alliance

#1 - Icy Alliance

Season 9 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 18, 2015

In the season's dramatic finale, Lisa and Todd struggle to complete their daring joint venture across the frozen Hudson Bay. Darrell braves the most torn up trail remaining on the winter roads. Art must face the last open ice crossing and his first since his near fatal trip weeks earlier. Deep in the thawing wilderness, a tanker sideswipes Alex.

star 8.34
113 votes
The Rookie Challenge

#2 - The Rookie Challenge

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 29, 2007

Past the halfway mark into the 2 month ice road season, Alex drives across a new 138-mile ice road to Colomac Gold mine. Hugh picks up his 17th load after he gets an oil and tire change. Drew's truck runs out of gas and freezes up. T.J. begins to suffer from abdominal pain while on the road.

star 8.22
214 votes
The Final Ride

#3 - The Final Ride

Season 10 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 6, 2016

In this seriesfinale: The four truck convoy faces fire and an ice crossing so thin, they must test the thickness themselves. After Art Burke's engine dies, he must ride back with Alex Debogorski to Winnipeg over a trail that destroys the old pro's truck.

star 8.14
305 votes
Hell Freezes Over

#4 - Hell Freezes Over

Season 9 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 11, 2015

The two rival companies join to take on the biggest challenge in Ice Road Truckers history--pulling a cat train across the Hudson Bay. But when the untested ice shatters under the the weight of the heavy haul, it becomes a desperate fight for survival.

star 8.12
121 votes
Midseason Mayhem

#5 - Midseason Mayhem

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 15, 2007

Traffic is blocked by an overturned fuel tanker, which poses an enviromental threat if the fuel contaminates a river. Also, the truckers begin to have blowouts as a result of speeding.

star 8.12
153 votes
One Last Lick

#6 - One Last Lick

Season 11 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 9, 2017

The spring thaw is in full melt mode as the drivers get in one last lick before the ice roads close for the season. Steph Custance is the first to experience the melt as she slips and slides deep into the trees off a slick road. Meanwhile Todd Dewey is struggling with a big load of construction material over a long and twisty trail. Art Burke is not too happy when he is pressured into retrieving a super heavy bulldozer over a dangerously melting ice crossing. Reno Ward takes a risky final run just to have his truck die on the ice and Lisa Kelly is heading home when she gets an emergency call to come to the rescue before it's too late.

star 8.10
167 votes
Arctic Whiteout

#7 - Arctic Whiteout

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 29, 2008

MGM breaks camp to move everything to a new base, including its rig; a storm strikes.

star 7.99
202 votes
Ice Road Rage

#8 - Ice Road Rage

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 5, 2011

Hugh and Rick roll deeper into the Canadian outback, while a dangerous overflow may leave Alex stranded in the wilderness. Dave's training run with Tony reaches the boiling point. Lisa Kelly goes on a rescue mission. And Maya's first look at the Haul Road may be enough to send this rookie back to the big city.

star 7.98
141 votes
Double Trouble

#9 - Double Trouble

Season 11 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 2, 2017

Lisa Kelly and Steph Custance team up for a challenging passage on the icy terrain; Art Burke brings a split load into the north country, hoping this will be his last load of the year; Todd Dewey hauls a double oversized camp shack.

star 7.98
184 votes
Driving on Thin Ice

#10 - Driving on Thin Ice

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 22, 2007

Jay hauls a 95,000-pound diamond ore scrubber, which the De Beers mine needs in order to start production. T.J. is investigated for negligent driving. Rick continues to hang in there and is still hauling without any heat in his truck. A truck goes through the ice and emergency crews spring into action.

star 7.97
218 votes
Crossing Enemy Lines

#11 - Crossing Enemy Lines

Season 9 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 2, 2015

In the Season 9 premiere, Darrell Ward attempts to poach a legendary rival driver from Polar Industries, which could spark an all-out war.

star 7.94
154 votes
Ready to Roll

#12 - Ready to Roll

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 17, 2007

This episode introduces us to the six ice road truckers, men who haul equipment and supplies to miners in Yellowknife, Canada in eighteen wheelers across a road of ice. Road construction crews begin creating the 350 mile highway of ice. And when the temperature is just right and the ice thick enough, the truckers head up on their way on one of the most dangerous jobs in the world.

star 7.94
355 votes
Mother Nature Scorned

#13 - Mother Nature Scorned

Season 9 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 4, 2015

In the midst of the early thaw, Darrell and Lisa struggle to make it home over the hardest hit trail on the winter roads system. Art and the King of Obsolete reunite to haul a giant double trailer over over a slick path. Veteran Alex Debogorski races against the clock to deliver to a town in need before the road closes, while fellow Polar driver Todd Burke finds a unique way to conquer a melted ice crossing.

star 7.91
85 votes
Canadian Invasion

#14 - Canadian Invasion

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 14, 2009

The truckers are already behind on their deliveries to the oil fields, and now must face a snow storm. Hugh and Alex will drive with a safety instructor with them during their initial runs. Jack has a decision to make when he comes along a trucker who needs assistance, but that would mean he'd lose his own load. Lisa requests a harder assignment.

star 7.90
254 votes
Helter Melter

#15 - Helter Melter

Season 11 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 7, 2017

A sudden warm up threatens to derail the ice road season just as it kicks into high gear. Art Burke finds himself battling some of the scariest and slickest roads of his life. Meanwhile, Lisa Kelly is forced to ask her former boss, Mark Kohaykewych, for financial help after her truck sustains severe damage. And Alex Debogorski encounters a mystery man walking alone on an isolated winter road.

star 7.89
318 votes
Ocean Run

#16 - Ocean Run

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 2, 2009

Season 3 closes with the truckers all feeling the pressure to deliver their loads to the oil fields. Hugh almost looses control and spins out near Atigun Pass, while Lisa does spin out and must return down the hill and begin again. Alex makes his delivery to Deadhorse and takes a back haul assignment, but the load nearly falls off due to not being strapped down tightly.

star 7.87
185 votes
Arctic Thaw

#17 - Arctic Thaw

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 23, 2009

Season 3 ends with the final 72 hours of the ice season being chronicled. George decides to retire; Lisa runs for over 300 miles without any brakes; the rivalry between Alex and Hugh heats up; and Jack Jesse's process is impeded by polar bears on the road.

star 7.86
182 votes
The Son Rises

#18 - The Son Rises

Season 11 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 5, 2017

Polar Industries must deliver an oversized load hundreds of miles north on the winter roads; owner Mark Koyhaykewych recruits Lisa Kelly, then calls in Reno Ward, the 23-year-old son of the late Darrell Ward; and a blizzard adds a new layer of danger.

star 7.86
216 votes
Killer Pass

#19 - Killer Pass

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 19, 2009

Unpredictable weather, slippery conditions and the risk of avalanches make Atigun Pass more dangerous than ever.

star 7.82
184 votes
Meltdown Blues

#20 - Meltdown Blues

Season 11 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 14, 2017

After rising temperatures close the ice roads the drivers are stranded and praying for a freeze. When a blast of arctic air reopens the ice roads it's time for the drivers to put the pedal to the metal. But be careful for what you wish for as newbie Steph Custance falls victim to severe icing and winds up in a ditch. Meanwhile, Lisa Kelly, Art Burke and Todd Dewey are about to see if newly opened ice crossings are really ready for their big rigs.

star 7.80
239 votes
The Art Of Survival

#21 - The Art Of Survival

Season 9 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 20, 2015

The battle gets down and dirty as the roads melt beneath the drivers' wheels. Art Burke fights to keep his rig above ground on a melting ice crossing, while fellow Polar driver Alex Debogorski fights his way up a mud covered mountain. Renegade rivals Lisa Kelly and Darrell Ward struggle on a trail at ground zero of the thaw, where getting stuck could sink their company for good.

star 7.79
123 votes
Jackknife Jeopardy

#22 - Jackknife Jeopardy

Season 11 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 31, 2017

The ice road season is off to a bad start. Lisa Kelly finds herself in a real jam after jackknifing her truck deep in the backcountry. Then legendary trucker Alex Debogorski gets more than he bargained for when he falls through a patch of thin ice. But Todd Dewey is able to step it up when he comes to the aid of a stranded trucker.

star 7.78
346 votes
Highway to Hell

#23 - Highway to Hell

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 24, 2014

Lisa and Todd embark on one of the toughest missions of the season, tackling an untamed trail dubbed the `Highway to Hell'. Darrell Ward steals business out from under his former boss at Polar Industries. A crash could mean the end of Alex's trucking season.

star 7.78
135 votes
Dash for the Cash

#24 - Dash for the Cash

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 1, 2007

The road is once again closed due to an Arctic storm. Also, Alex must transport a 44,000-pound diamond-ore crusher.

star 7.77
222 votes
A Bridge Too Far

#25 - A Bridge Too Far

Season 11 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 12, 2017

A small convoy heads out on the winter roads with oversize loads, but this treacherous journey over nearly impossible terrain will be the ultimate test for Lisa Kelly and Reno Ward. Meanwhile, Art Burke attempts to cross a frozen lake; Alex Debogorski helps a stranded fellow trucker; and a snowy road gives Todd Dewey all he can handle.

star 7.74
192 votes