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The Snowy Owl Run
Start-to-finish: 2½ hours   Time-on-trail: 1 hour   Distance Traveled: approximately 8 miles
$130 per adult age 15 and up; $105 per youth age 10-14; $90 per youth age 9 and under; Minimum 2-adult rate of $260 per trip
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As with each of our trips, your adventure begins with a "Meet-the-Dogs" session and a thorough orientation, during which our guides will teach you all you need to know to have a fun and safe dog sledding adventure. Next, we'll hook-up the teams of dogs, and together with our guides, you'll head out on the trail for an exciting, family-friendly journey through a winter wonderland. This trip is sure to be the highlight of your entire vacation!
The Backcountry Loop Trip
Start-to-finish: 4 hours   Time-on-trail: 2 hours   Distance Traveled: approximately 15 miles
$185 per adult age 15 and up; $135 per youth age 10-14; $105 per youth age 9 and under; Minimum 2-adult rate of $370 per trip
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Spend more time, travel deeper into the wilderness, and experience the sheer joy and exhilaration of mushing a team of sled dogs over intermediate woodland trails with this trip selection. We provide a complete orientation to our dogs and equipment, thoroughly preparing you for your excursion accompanied by our seasoned guides.
Chilly Dogs' Hybrid Full-Day Trip
Start-to-finish: 6½ hours, with 1½-hour mid-day break   Time-on-trail: 3 hours total   Distance Traveled: approximately 23 miles
$315 per adult age 15 and up; $235 per youth age 10-14; $190 per youth age 9 and under; Minimum 2-adult rate of $630 per trip
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If you are looking for the equivalent of a full day of dog sledding, and you are in good condition, then this trip might be for you. Basically a combination of our Backcountry Loop and our Snowy Owl Run, this trip option will provide you with as much as, or more, miles on the trail than most typical day trips. You'll enjoy the longer morning run, a mid-day break for lunch in town or at your cabin or lodge, and then come back for a shorter afternoon run to complete your full day of dog sledding. Of course, you may join us indoors at the end of each leg of your journey to partake of warm beverages, treats, and conversation in our cozy lodge room!
Winter Fun Rides (Tuesday-Thursday only)
Start-to-finish: 1-1½ hours   Time-on-trail: 20 minutes   Distance Traveled: approximately 3 miles
$85 per adult age 15 and up; $70 per youth age 10-14; $55 per youth age 9 and under; Minimum 2-adult rate of $170 per trip
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If you're looking for just a "taste" of the exciting world of dog sledding, we offer an abbreviated, family-friendly tour to give you the "flavor" of the sport. Our Fun Rides include an introduction and orientation to our dogs and equipment prior to departure on your journey over beautiful woodland trails, driven by our professional mushers. We'll have snacks and hot beverages fireside for you upon your return. Trip times vary; subject to availability.
Kennel Tours
Start-to-finish: about 1 hour
$25 per adult age 15 and up; $15 per youth age 14 and under; Minimum $75
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In all four seasons, guests may come visit us here and see what a kennel of working dogs looks like. We take you into our kennel to meet our fun, friendly Alaskan huskies and just "hang out" with them, while you learn about the breed and the work they love so much—running and pulling sleds over snow-packed trails. We'll show you the sleds, equipment, and techniques used in the sport; share some stories of dog sledding lore; and demonstrate some of the clothing and gear used for dogsledding. By appointment only.
Fall Kennel Tour with Training Run
Start-to-finish: 1-1½ hours   Time-on-trail: 15-20 minutes   Distance Traveled: approximately 5 miles
$85 per adult age 15 and up; $70 per youth age 10-14; $55 per youth age 9 and under; Minimum 2-adult rate of $170 per trip
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This option is the same as the Kennel Tours, but with the additional thrill of actually going on a training run with a large team of dogs, while riding in the comfort of a Polaris Ranger. Subject to availability when temperatures are cooler. By appointment only.
Custom Designed Group Trips
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We custom-design dog sled programs for larger parties such as elementary and high school groups, college groups, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, church groups, bridal parties, corporate groups, and other organizations. Give us a call and let us propose a dog sledding adventure for your group!

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