8 Day Dog Mushing Tour

Overview

PRICE PER PERSON CAD
$2,089

SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT CAD
$120 (for last hotel night)

** Prices per person based on double occupancy,
5% GST extra

* All transactions are in Canadian dollars

DEPARTURE NOTES

Tours start every Saturday and Wednesday



REQUIRED PARTICIPANTS
Min. 1 / Max. 6

AVAILABILITY STARTS
December 2, 2017  

AVAILABILITY ENDS
March 31, 2018

INCLUDED SERVICES

  • 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
  • Winter Boots included, all other equipment see below

Excluded SERVICES

  • Pre-night of tour (since tour starts at 10am, we recommend that guests arrive a day prior to tour start) Pre-night costs CAD $ 129.00 +5% GST per night
  • Alcoholic beverages (we buy jointly before the tour)
  • Winter clothing rental , Jacket, Pants $35.00/item and sleeping bag $45.00, mitts $20.00 payable upon arrival in cash or credit card
  • Meals in restaurants (dinner day 7, breakfast day 2 and 8)
  • All expenses of personal nature

TRIP DESCRIPTION

This dog sledding tour is a challenging but relaxing 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.

Itinerary | 8 DAYS

Dog Mushing Tour

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.

Dog Mushing Tour

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.

Dog Mushing Tour

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 Dog Mushing Tour

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.

Dog Mushing Tour

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.

Dog Mushing Tour

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.

Dog Mushing Tour

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.

Dog Mushing Tour

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.

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.
Please send us an inquiry if you want to learn more about this tour. Inquire