First Place Winner
"Best Winter Adventure Tour Company"
Dreaming of dog sledding in Alaska? You’ve come to the right place.
Just 60 miles north of Anchorage, we are a small group of professional dog mushers who have raced in distances from 100 to 1000 miles, from the Iditarod to the Yukon Quest to the Kuskokwim 300 and more. Located in the true heart of mushing country, more people train here for dog sled races than anywhere else in the world.
Our goal and dream for many years has been to connect adventurous travelers with authentic dog sledding, whether that be enjoying a dog sled ride or getting hands on and learning how to mush yourself. Our tours are all conducted by local mushers with a combined experience of more than fifty years, and our operation helps maintain our unique lifestyle and any future races and expeditions. Each guide will be able to tell you of their adventures, their racing plans and records, the personalities of each of their sled dogs, and any questions you have about their very Alaskan way of life.
Our winter day tours launch primarily from 4x Iditarod champion Martin Buser’s Happy Trails Kennel, and we provide all the warm gear you might need, including boots, parkas, snow pants, mittens, and hats. Our summer dog sledding rides and tours operate from 8-time Iditarod veteran Matthew Failor’s 17th-Dog Kennel. Come out and join us, we are just over an hour’s drive from Anchorage and would love to show you the insider’s view of the Alaskan dog sledding world.