Fly through the wilderness on the back of a dog sled behind your very own team of Alaskan huskies. If you have ever dreamed of driving your own sled, this dog sledding adventure is for you. Learn the role of each dog in the team and practice the basics of sled handling. Meet your team of sled dogs, harness them, and then set out on a five-mile journey through Alaska’s winter wonderland. Gain firsthand knowledge and experience of this centuries-old form of north country transportation. Moderate fitness level highly recommended.
Need extra warm gear? We’ve got you covered. Arctic-quality parkas, snow pants, boots, hat, neck warmer, and mittens are provided for your use, free of charge.
299 per person
399 per person
For the 1/2 Day Mushing School, every person drives their own dog sled and team of dogs. If you would like to double up and share one sled with another person, then that is also an option. To book for the double-up option, click on the Book Now button for the different ticket options. Feel free to email or call with any questions.
While incredibly fun and addictive, mushing is a very physical activity; please take your own abilities into consideration. Before heading out on the trail, your guide will give you a comprehensive lesson in the do’s and don’ts of how to handle the dog sled in different conditions, how to communicate with the dogs, and how to pace the team properly.
The minimum age for each sled driver is 16 years of age (Under 18 requires parent/guardian signature). Those under 16 may experience the mushing school if accompanied by a parent or guardian who will be the official driver (tickets are required for each person).
As you can imagine, dog sledding in Alaska is an iconic activity. While we get some reservations up to a year in advance, typically if you book 1-2 months ahead of time then you should be okay. Obvious exceptions to this are any major holidays and the weeks surrounding the start of the Iditarod (early March). The slowest period of the winter is mid-January to mid-February, all other times will generally get booked out.
If you book the option with shuttle, the driver will pick you up at your hotel or address in Anchorage at approximately 9am if you are on the morning tour or 1pm if you are on the 230pm afternoon tour. We do not pick up in Girdwood, just Anchorage.
If you are driving yourself from Anchorage, you will head north on the Parks Hwy towards Wasilla. Make sure to stay left at the fork towards Wasilla/Palmer! From there, you drive through Wasilla and continue north. We are approximately an hour and fifteen minutes’ drive from downtown Anchorage, and specific directions and info will also be sent to you at the time of booking your tour. Reservations are required. Feel free to contact us with any questions.
Things happen, we understand. If you would like to cancel more than three days beforehand, we will provide a full refund. If you want to cancel less than three days beforehand, a 50% refund will be given. No shows will be charged full price. We also provide a full refund in cases of inclement weather or road conditions and travel delays that affect your trip to Alaska.
Such an awesome experience! We participated in the 1/2 day mushing school and it was incredibly fun. It was one of the last tours of the season with the warm temperatures though they have plenty of warm things to borrow if you come during a colder time. We each got our own team of 4 dogs to sled with and it was fun learning how to gear them up for the outing. And these weren't just the old, retired dogs; we got to run a few who had been in the Iditarod that year! I highly recommend paying the extra for this fun experience.
One of the best days of my life. Been dreaming of doing something like this for years and traveled to AK specifically for this experience. Blew my expectations out of the park. What an honor for Martin and crew to let the public in and share this sport. Cant wait to return in the future. Happiest/healthiest dogs I've ever met.
Such an awesome experience! This desk jockey got to drive her own dog team! Sean was a friendly and patient instructor, and the dogs were great too. I couldn't be happier with my adventure. I would say it was a once in a lifetime experience but I plan to do it again the next time I'm in Alaska.