A Cost Cutting Option For Families & 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/340lbs 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 $700 ($350 per sled).
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 $450.
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.
Availability: Our winter season has ended. Please check back with us in the fall for more winter adventures!
- This tour departs most Tuesday’s – Sunday’s starting December 17th and goes until 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
- $450 per sled (6 guests/680lbs maximum).
- There is an additional $75 up-charge when reserved during peak times (holidays and vacation weeks).
- 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/340lbs. Please note that 3 riders is geared towards parties with 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).
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 the end of 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).*