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1.5 Hour Tour

Our Most Popular Adventure!

About: This is an introductory dog sledding adventure open to those ages 2+. This experience last about 1.5 hours from start to finish. For the first 30 minutes or so, guests will be able to meet and greet the sled dogs, see where they live, pat them and can even help their musher(s) prepare the doggies for the trail. Once the doggies and sled are prepared, guests will then embark on a 5 mile/45 minute ride (ride time varies depending on guest weights, trail conditions and the doggies pulling the sled). The mushers always try to leave 10-15 minutes at the end for guests to say thank you to the sled dogs by giving out belly rubs for a job well done.

Availability:

  • This tour runs most Wednesday’s – Sunday’s starting December 17th through March 31st (trail conditions permitting). There are a few holiday and vacation week exceptions.
  • This tour takes place at 9:30am, 11:30am, 2:30pm and our Howl at the moon 4:30pm evening run

Who Can Participate:

  • We welcome those ages 2+ for this adventure
  • All participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times
  • Participants who are pregnant may not participate
  • Participants who have recently sustained an injury or undergone surgery may not participate

Costs:

  • $350 per standard sled (2 guests/340lbs maximum)
  • $375 per standard sled with a 3rd rider (3 guests/340lbs maximum). Please note that this option is geared towards 2 adults and a child or 1 adult and 2 children. While 3 adults may meet the weight limit, leg room may be tight (there is approximately 6 feet of “sitting area” and guests sit in between each other’s legs).
  • $375 per standard sled using an extended team (2 guests/400lbs maximum, no 3rd rider option)  
  • There is an additional $75 up-charge for departures scheduled during holidays and vacation weeks.

What We Recommend You Wear:

  • A warm winter jacket that is water/weather resistant
  • Snow pants
  • Insulated winter boots with thick wool or synthetic socks (please avoid Uggs and cotton as they will not keep your feet warm when wet)
  • Winter gloves that are water/weather resistant
  • Goggles and/or sunglasses
  • A scarf or facemask
  • A warm hat
  • Extra layers for warmth like pullovers and long johns (avoid cotton as it will not keep you warm when wet)
  • Air-activated hand and foot warmers
  • “Yak Traks” or grips to put on the bottom of your boots
  • A headlamp and/or flashlight to help navigate the kennel is a must for those you joining us for an evening run

What We Recommend You Bring:

  • A photo ID (used for guest confirmation upon check-in)
  • A camera and extra batteries are always useful
  • Gratuity for your musher (they work very hard to ensure you have a safe and exciting trip)

Is it your first time riding in a touring dog sled? Below is a video of what you can expect.

Please Note: that while we are typically able to use the toboggan-style sleds from mid-December until mid-March, we may use a rolling dog sled to conduct your tour if required by the trail conditions. Refunds ARE NOT issued in the event that trail conditions require use of a rolling dog sled.

*After making a successful online reservation, an automated confirmation letter is sent out immediately. This confirmation letter contains driving and parking instructions, a list of items we recommend you wear/bring along and a receipt for your records. If you don’t see a confirmation email in your inbox, please be sure to check your spam/junk folder as our automated messages get filtered into there frequently these days (this is especially important for Gmail users to take note of as we almost always get put into the junk folder).*