Are you looking for a more hands on experience? With our Mushing School, we teach you how to drive your very own team of racing Alaskan Huskies.
We present you with a power point and then bring you outside for hands on harnessing and hook up. Before we hand over the reins completely, you'll join us on the runners for a short run so we can answer all of your immediate questions & address your concerns. After the tutorial, we'll hook up a new team just for you! At the end, we'll give you a certificate that deems you Mushing Certified.
We provide a very unique experience where we give you control of your very own dog team. In order to do so safely, we spend more time with you explaining proper techniques of being a dog musher. This ensures that both the dogs and the musher will have a fun-filled, quality experience.
Taste of Alaska overnight school
If a four hour afternoon of mushing doesn't sound long enough, then join us on an Overnight Mushing School! Mush to the top of Trapline Mountain high above the Chena River Valley and stay the night in our authentic Mongolian Yurt. Gaze at the unobstructed view of the northern sky and wait for a glimpse of the aurora borealis. Learn how we camp with our canine athletes- cuddling with your favorite canine athlete is encouraged!
WHAT TO EXPECT
· Interactive mushing adventure
· Harness and drive your own team
· Mush through arctic wilderness
· Photo ops with your own lead dogs
Overnight Mushing school details
TIME OF YEAR: FEBRUARY - MARCH
TOUR DURATION: 19 HRS
TRAIL MILEAGE: 10-15 MILES
TIME SLOT: 3 PM- 10 AM
Please call us at 907-388-7666 if this is of interest. Must book over the phone.
Afternoon mushing school DETAILS
TIME OF YEAR: DECEMBER - MARCH
TOUR DURATION: 4 HRS
TRAIL MILEAGE: 3-5 MILES
TIME SLOT: 12 PM
*From September through November, snow is variable and tours will be conducted with ATVs instead of sleds.
A full refund will be issued if the cancellation is received before 7 days of the tour. A 10% processing fee will be charged to cancellations inside of 7 days. No refunds will be issued if the cancellation is less than 24-hrs prior to the tour. Day of booking cancellations will not be refunded. No shows will be charged in full.
Multi-Day: Overnight Aurora & Expeditions
A refund will be issued if the cancellation is received more than 60 days prior to the booking. A 10% processing fee applies for all cancellations. No refunds will be issued if the cancellation is less than 30 days before the trip start date. A 50% deposit is required at the time of the booking. Remainder is due 30 days prior to the date of the booking. No reimbursement is provided for trips cancelled or shortened due to weather. For this reason, we HIGHLY RECOMMEND travel insurance.
We highly recommend Travel Insurance for your Mushing Excursion. We recommend using AIG Travel Guard. This will ensure that weather or emergencies won't cost you your family vacation.
Alaska is at the mercy of Mother Nature & she doesn't always cooperate. Tours (specifically expeditions) can be postponed or cancelled due to inclement weather and unsafe conditions. We apologize if this happens to your highly anticipated mushing vacation, but we want to make sure you get properly reimbursed for your inconvenience and receive a refund to re-book your tour! Travel insurance will provide that reimbursement.