Imagine dog sledding across a frozen river topped with untouched snow on a perfectly clear winter day in the Yukon. This experience is a must for any dog enthusiasts or winter adventurer. Dogsledding has a profound effect on the human soul. You are surrounded by low-lying mountain ranges where the only sound you hear is your dog team, running at a modest pace as they love to do, and perhaps the call of an eagle or a raven nearby.
Specifically designed for beginners, this ranch is modeled on the well-known western concept of a "Dude Ranch" for novice horse riders. Even if you have never set foot on a dog-sled before you will be driving your own team before you leave.
On this tour guests experience all aspects of the amazing winter sport of dog sledding, including learning how to care for sled dog, harnessing and "booting" dogs, handling a dog sled & motivating a dog sled team. All the dogs are Alaskan Huskies and all of them are racing stock for long-distance competitive racing. Most of the dogs have been bred and born at the kennels. Some of the dogs are Yukon Quest veterans, others are race hopefuls in their 1st or 2nd year of training.
For the more adventurous there is the 7 day expedition which is a combination of some time at the ranch and some time camping on the trail. Out on the trail there are Snowtrekker tents complete with a small stove or you can rough it and try "cold camping" on your sled just like Yukon Quest mushers! Spectacular Mountains, the sound of your dogs panting and snow crunching under their feet. Breathtaking doesn't begin to describe the feeling as you mush through the vastness and beauty of the Yukon's wilderness.