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Dog sledding

Dog Sledding

Enjoy a northern home-style welcome as you travel by dog team through spectacular Yukon wilderness. Our dog sled tours offer you a chance to start at the basics and learn to drive and care for a dog team.

Many of our trips base out of our wilderness home and cabins at Lake Laberge. We go out with the dog teams on spectacular trails during the day, and return to the home cabins for supper and overnight. You may also wish to try a winter dog team camp-out, staying in a trapper-style wall tent heated by wood stove. Or you may wish to join an expedition to a cabin on the Yukon Quest trail.

Most of our trips are 4, 7, or 10 days in length, but we also offer customized stays, including shorter options, or extended stays of 2 weeks or more. Half-day dog team picnics are also available.

Guests should be in good health, but don't need to be "super athletes." It is our goal to adjust our trips to individual abilities and comfort levels.

Mushing involves learning basic techniques for steering and controlling the sled, observing the dogs, and helping them do their jobs. Sometimes, you will stand on the sled enjoying the scenery and steering by weight shift or putting one foot in the snow. Other times, you will help the dogs by pumping with one foot or walking or running up a hill behind them.

Our trips are non-smoking.

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