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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 which is where it gets it name. The mushers encourage guests to be hands on to their comfort level. Participants can meet the sled dogs, pat them, ask questions, and even help prepare the doggies for the trail. Once the doggies and sled are prepared, guests will then embark on a 5 mile/50 minute ride (ride time varies depending on guest weights, trail conditions and the doggies pulling the sled). The mushers always try to leave a few minutes at the end to say thank you to the sled dogs by giving out belly rubs for a job well done.

Availability: 

  • Wednesdays – Sundays December 20th – 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 4:30pm evening night 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:

  • Weekdays:
    • $400 per sled (2 guests or 400lbs maximum) on weekdays
    • $425 per sled (3 guests or 400lbs maximum). Please note that this option is geared towards 2 adults and a child or 1 adult and 2 children. While 3 adults may occasionally meet this weight limit, leg room will be tight (there is approximately 6 feet of “sitting area” and guests sit in between each other’s legs).
  • Weekends:
    • $435 per sled (2 guests or 400lbs maximum) on weekdays
    • $460 per sled (3 guests or 400lbs maximum). Please note that this option is geared towards 2 adults and a child or 1 adult and 2 children. While 3 adults may occasionally meet this weight limit, leg room will be tight (there is approximately 6 feet of “sitting area” and guests sit in between each other’s legs).
  • Holidays & Vacation Weeks:
    • $475 per sled (2 guests or 400lbs maximum) on weekdays
    • $500 per sled (3 guests or 400lbs maximum). Please note that this option is geared towards 2 adults and a child or 1 adult and 2 children. While 3 adults may occasionally meet this 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.

While we are typically on winter sleds from the end of December until mid-March, your musher may use a rolling dog sleds to conduct your tour if trail conditions permit. Refunds are not issued in the event that trail conditions require use of a rolling dog sled. For guests and dog safety, being hands on and driving the sled is at the discretion of your musher.

*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).*