8-Day Dog Mushing Tour

This dog sledding tour is a challenging but relaxed fun trip! We supply you with the best equipment possible, teach you all the important aspects of mushing and prepare the trails as good as possible. Dog sledding is a comparable physical activity to cross-country skiing, so you should be in relatively good physical shape and have a good team spirit.

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Tour Details

Availability Starts
December 1, 2017
December 1, 2017
December 1, 2017
December 1, 2017
August 19, 2017
December 2, 2017
December 2, 2017
December 1, 2017
February 22, 2018
August 18, 2017
September 1, 2017
August 18, 2017
August 18, 2017
September 1, 2017
August 24, 2017
December 10, 2017
Availability Ends
March 31, 2018
March 31, 2018
March 31, 2018
March 31, 2018
April 14, 2018
March 31, 2018
March 31, 2018
March 25, 2018
February 26, 2018
April 14, 2018
April 15, 2018
April 15, 2018
April 15, 2018
April 15, 2018
September 14, 2017
March 21, 2018
Duration
4 - 5 Hours
3 - 4 Hours
7-8 Hours Full Day, 3-4 Hours Half Days
7-8 Hours Full Day, 3-4 Hours Half Day
4 - 5 Hours
5 Days, 4 Nights
8 Days, 7 Nights
5 Days, 4 Nights
5 Days, 4 Nights
1 Night
5 Days, 4 Nights
5 Days, 4 Nights
2 Nights / 3 Nights / 4 Nights
5 days, 4 nights
5 days, 4 nights
5 Days, 4 Nights
Required Participants
Min. 1 person
Min. 1 person
Min. 1 person
Min. 1 person
Min. 1 person
Min. 1 person, Max. 6 people
Min. 2 people, Max. 6 people
Min. 2 people, Max. 16 people
Min. 2 people, Max. 12 people
Min. 1 person, Max. 30 people
Min. 2 people, Max. 12 people
Min. 2 people, Max. 8 people
Min. 1 person
Min. 2 people, Max. 12 people
Min. 2 people
Min. 2 people, Max. 6 people
Pricing

CAD $2089/person + 5% GST, based on double occupancy.

Single room supplement at $120 + 5% GST.

All transactions are in Canadian dollars.

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Day 1 

Arrival at the Airport in Whitehorse. You will be picked up by our van or hotel shuttle and be dropped off at the hotel in Whitehorse a day before the tour starts. You will be picked up the next morning at 10 a.m. in hotel lobby and have the chance to do some last minute shopping. Afterwards we drive to the Sky High Valley Ranch, 20km South of Whitehorse where we outfit you with your expedition clothing.

You move into your cozy cabin, or nice double room in the main lodge. The Lodge is overlooking beautiful Fish Lake, with southern exposure. The dogs are waiting to meet you. Lunch in the main lodge. Do you want to know what a bootie is? Well you learn it today. We show you how to harness the dogs and give you an instruction on how to drive the sled on the trail.

Depending on the weather and time of the day we hook up the dogs and go for a short first run. Three dogs pull you on this first day.

After taking care of the dogs we enjoy a hearty meal. You might want to take a shower or just relax beside the stove, and of course listen to the dogs howling outside. Overnight at Sky High Valley Ranch.

Day 2 

While the morning sun slowly lifts over the horizon we prepare for our

While the morning sun slowly lifts over the horizon we prepare for our daytrip after breakfast. We feed and water the dogs and harness them at around 11 a. m. We cover about 35 km in distance, driving towards Jackson Lake and the Copper Haul Road.

Just the slight sound of the working dogs and runners in the snow will be with you for that day. You get to know your dogs and start to form a personal relationship. With every stop, and praise for the dogs, they learn to trust you and you to trust them. Overnight at Sky High Valley Ranch.

Day 3

The dogs will pull us on a trail east of the Ranch. We are continuously climbing in elevation as we are heading on an abandoned mining road on McIntyre Mountain. On occasional

The dogs will pull us on a trail east of the Ranch. We are continuously climbing in elevation as we are heading on an abandoned mining road on McIntyre Mountain. On occasional stops we can enjoy unprecedented scenery of the Coastal Mountain with Fish Lake nestled deep in the valley. Return to the Lodge Overnight at Sky High Valley Ranch.

Day 4 

Today we head towards beautiful Bonneville Lakes, west of the Ranch. The trails are narrower with some challenging up and downs. The Coastal Mountains are always in view to the South and West. Part of the trip we travel above the tree line and easily cover between 20 and 30 km. slowly, a new feeling of life will creep in. In harmony with the running rhythm of your team, you will enjoy nature in a way you’ve never experienced before. Overnight at Sky High Valley Ranch. There is a gravity fed indoor shower waiting for you in the main lodge.

Today we head towards beautiful Bonneville Lakes, west of the Ranch. The trails are narrower with some challenging up and downs. The Coastal Mountains are always in view to the South and West. Part of the trip we travel above tree line and easily cover between 20 and 30 km. slowly, a new feeling of life will creep in. In harmony with the running rhythm of your team you will enjoy nature in a way you’ve never experienced before.

Overnight at Sky High Valley Ranch. There is a gravity fed indoor shower waiting for you in the main lodge.

Day 5

Now you leave behind the last remnants of civilization and head out to a real wilderness for a

The dogs will pull us on a trail east of the Ranch. We are continuously climbing in elevation as we are heading on an abandoned mining road on McIntyre Mountain. On occasional stops we can enjoy unprecedented scenery of the Coastal Mountain with Fish Lake nestled deep in the valley.

Return to the Lodge Overnight at Sky High Valley Ranch.

Day 6

From the wall tent camp, weather permitting we will make a run to the top of the mountain above tree line to Ptarmigan flats where there is a good chance of seeing large flocks of these beautiful white birds and having some wonderful sledding on miles of wind blown snowy

From the wall tent camp, weather permitting we will make a run to the top of the mountain above tree line to Ptarmigan flats where there is a good chance of seeing large flocks of these beautiful white birds and having some wonderful sledding on miles of wind blown snowy hill tops, before heading back to the wall tent camp.

Day 7 

After a musher’s breakfast, we will start for our mushing back to Sky High Valley Ranch. The dogs pull us steady westbound with the Coastal Mountains in plain view ahead of us. Way too soon we return to civilization and most of all, you have to leave your new friends, the dogs, behind. In the late afternoon we drive you to Whitehorse where you spend your night in a downtown Hotel.

After a musher’s breakfast, we will start for our mushing back to Sky High Valley Ranch. The dogs pull us steady westbound with the Coastal Mountains in plain view ahead of us. Way too soon we return to civilization and most of all, you have to leave your new friends, the dogs, behind.

In the late afternoon we drive you to Whitehorse where you spend your night in a downtown hotel.

Day 8

The hotel van (or taxi ) brings you to the airport for your southbound flight…. Or better yet, complete your Yukon winter experience, by joining another tour offered. 

Things you should know ...

Included

  • Transfer from and to Whitehorse
  • Last night accommodations in Whitehorse ( 1 night )
  • Accommodation in cabins ( 4 nights double room) or heated tent outpost camps ( 2 nights group accommodation )
  • All meals including non-alcoholic beverages, except dinner day 7, breakfast day 8 in Whitehorse
  • Use of personal sled and 3 to 6 Huskies
  • Musher Diploma with picture of one of the lead dogs
  • Winter Boots included, all other equipment see below

Excluded

  • Alcoholic beverages ( we buy jointly before the tour )
  • Winter clothing rental , Jacket, Pants $35.00/item and sleeping bag $45.00, mitts $10.00 payable upon arrival in cash or credit card
  • Meals in restaurants ( dinner day 7, breakfast day 8 )
  • All expenses of personal nature

Notes

To participate you must be healthy, enjoy working with dogs and have a good team spirit. Dogsledding is a comparable physical activity to cross-country skiing, so you should be in relatively good physical shape.

We point out, that unforeseeable circumstances such as weather conditions, extreme temperatures, condition of the group or illness of the dogs may force us to change this itinerary. The safety of our guests takes precedence and our decisions are final.

The camps have no power or telephone, showers are in a separate wood heated sauna house.

You will be required to sign a "release of claims and waiver of liability form" prior to the departure of this tour.

If the snow conditions are not adequate, we reserve the right to use one of our other base camps in Braeburn Lake or Watson Lake to run a similar itinerary.

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