A Cost & Time Cutting Option For Families & Small Groups
About: This experience is a modified version of our popular 1.5 hour tour and is open to those ages 2+. On our standard 1.5 hour tour, we accommodate a maximum of 3 guests/350lbs per sled and go on a 5 mile ride. On this tour, we can accommodate a maximum of 6 guests/680lbs per sled because party members take turns going on a 2.5 mile ride. This tour still starts with 30 minutes of dog time and as always, 10-15 minutes is left at the end to say thank you to the doggies for a job well done. To help better explain how this tour works we have put together a scenario below comparing our 1.5 hour adventure and our Mini Mush adventure …
1.5 HOUR TOUR EXAMPLE -> Family of 4 (2 adults 2 children). 30 minute meet and greet, 2 sleds going out at the same time on a 5 mile/50 minute ride, with 10-15 minutes at the end to say thank you to the sled dogs. Cost approximately $400 per sled for a total of $800 (standard weekday pricing).
ON THIS MINI MUSH TOUR -> Family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children). 30 minute meet and greet, 1 sled goes out with 2 family members on a 2.5 mile/25 minute ride (during this time the other 2 family members will drive to the nearby trail turnaround) at the halfway trail turnaround, riders swap places and the other 2 family members ride 2.5 miles / 25 minutes back, with 10-15 minutes at the end to say thank you to the sled dogs. Cost approximately $525 for the 1 shared sled (standard weekday pricing).
As you can see from the example provided above, this tour can be a good cost cutting option for families and groups but the trade-off is that guests are not out riding at the same time together or on the trail for a long.
- Wednesdays – Sundays December 20th – March 17th (trail conditions permitting). There are a few holiday and vacation week exceptions.
- This tour takes place at 9:30am, 11:30am and 2:30pm.
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
- $525 per sled (6 guests or 800lbs maximum)
- $560 per sled (6 guests or 800lbs maximum)
- Holidays & Vacation Weeks:
- $600 per sled (6 guests or 800lbs maximum)
~ Again, guests will be splitting up into 2 smaller groups and taking turns going on a shorter ride using 1 sled. Your group needs to be able to split up into two groups of no more than 3 guests or 400lbs for ride. Please note that 3 riders at one time option is geared towards parties with children. While 3 adults may meet the weight limit, leg room will be tight (there is approximately 6 feet of “sitting area” and guests sit in between each other’s legs).
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.