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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.

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 departs at 9:30am, 11:30am & 2:30pm

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

Cost:

  • $425 per sled which will accommodate a maximum of 2 guests/340lbs. 
  • There is an additional $75 up-charge when reserved during peak times (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)

Please Note: We have 1 double driver sled and are therefore only able to accommodate a maximum of 2 guests per time-slot for this adventure. Also 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).*