dog sledding day trip with CAMPFIRE lunch
An unparalleled nature tour through the boreal forest and frozen bogs of Interior Alaska.
This trip is designed for those who love the outdoors and wish to experience an authentic Alaskan mushing experience -- driving your own dog team!
Upon your arrival, you will be welcomed into our cozy, off-grid cabin where you can change into warm winter clothes. If needed, we will supplement your gear with our own expedition-level parkas and/or overmitts. We want to ensure that you will be warm and comfortable your entire trip! Then, it is time to head outside.
We will give you a lesson on how to drive the sled and you will assist your guide in harnessing the teams. When everything is ready, the dogs will be barking and hammering on the lines, eager to go. Hang on to the handle bar! We will release the sleds and whoosh! — sudden silence, accentuated by the sound of runners whisking over the snow and the quiet pitter patter of dog paws.
You have a say in where we will go. We may choose to drop down into the river valley, where cold air congregates and covers the world in crystals. We can wind through thick clusters of crooked black spruce, coated with fragile hoarfrost. Or, perhaps we will stay up top, where rabbit tracks criss-cross sparkling fields of snow, and golden winter sun flirts with us through the birch forest. It is a fairytale landscape and ours to explore!
When we find a cozy spot, we will stop. We will build a fire, sit on warm reindeer skins and enjoy a campfire lunch with hot drinks and home baked cakes for dessert.
Upon our return, we will unharness the dogs and thank them for the trip before heading inside where we can remove our frost covered outerwear and sit in front of the woodstove for one last warming drink before we say good-bye.
Price: $499 per person. 20% AK Resident/ Active Duty Military Discount (applied by refund )
Time: 10:00 AM
Duration: 6 hours from arrival to departure.
Season: November 18 - March 12.*
Lunch: Three course meal prepared with local and organic ingredients. We can accommodate vegetarian, vegan, and/or gluten/dairy-free diets upon request.
Included: Complimentary gear check, introductory mushing lesson, expedition parkas and overmitts, hand and toe warmers, campfire lunch, hot drinks and home-baked cake.
Please bring: Your warmest clothes; we will supplement the rest. For example: wool socks, top and bottom base layers, top and bottom fleece or wool insulating layers, boots rated for at least -20F, sunglasses, neck gator, wool or fleece gloves/mittens. Please contact us if you have any gear questions; we are happy to help.
Max 4 Participants: Larger groups please inquire directly.
*Season start is dependent on snow cover.
✔ Drive your own dog team
✔ Dog mushing lessons
✔ 5+ hours of dog sledding
✔ Expedition-weight outerwear
✔ Home-baked treats and hot drinks
✔ Scenic mountain vistas