Musher For A Minute
Learn How To Mush!
About: This is a 1.5 hour crash course in the art of mushing and is open to those ages 12+. This tour is geared towards guests who really want to get into the nuts and bolts of modern dog sledding. Guests will spend 30 minutes covering all the details of what it takes to prepare the sled dogs and sled for the trail. Guests will then hit the trail using a double driver sled (which is kind of like the dog sledding version of a driver’s ed car) for approximately 5 miles/50 minutes (ride time may vary based on: the weights of the participants, trail conditions and the doggies pulling the sled). During this time guests will learn their Gees and Haws and practice the #1 rule of dog sledding, NEVER LET GO, with the assistance of a musher for guest and dog safety of course! As always, the mushers try to leave some time at the end for guests to share treats with the sled dogs, get photos and give belly rubs.
- Wednesdays – Sundays starting December 21st, 2021 – March 12th (trail conditions permitting). There are a few holiday and vacation week exceptions.
- This tour takes place at 9:30am, 11:30am and 2:30pm
- Please Note: We currently have 1 double driver sled and are therefore only able to accommodate a maximum of 2 guests per time-slot for this adventure.
Who Can Participate:
- We welcome those ages 12+ 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
- $500 per sled which will accommodate a maximum of 2 guests/350lbs.
- There is a $75 price increase for departures scheduled during holidays and school 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)
*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).*