Don't miss out on the adventure of a lifetime. The tour listed below can be book with Alyeska's Concierge Desk: 907-754-2108. The Concierge Desk is located next to the Front Desk at The Hotel Alyeska.
Winter Dog Sledding (full day)
Dog Sledding is Alaska’s official state sport, and Salmon Berry Tours offers our most popular Arctic activity as a unique mushing school experience!
Your full day adventure begins with stress free transportation provided from Anchorage to Talkeetna, gateway to the Interior! Sit back and relax as Salmon Berry Tours navigates the snowy winter roads, allowing you to take in the pristine scenery while your local Alaskan driver-guide narrates the drive with history, fun facts, personal stories from life in the subarctic! Weather permitting, our drive will offer views of Mt. Denali (formerly known as Mt. McKinley), the tallest peak in North America, towering in the distance!
Once in Talkeetna, we embark on your training run at the homestead of Dallas Seavey, a four-time Iditarod Champion, top three finisher in Norway’s 2018 Finnmarksløpet, youngest Yukon Quest first place Champion, and former star of National Geographic Channel’s Ultimate Survival Alaska! Here, you will go from being a dog sled enthusiast to an experienced musher! Meet the professional Iditarod mushers/handlers and genuine Iditarod champion Alaskan Huskies! Bond with your dog team while you learn about the musher lifestyle and lingo! With your newfound knowledge and confidence you’ll be ready to mush the trails!
Each two guests will share a traditional sled and dog team of Alaskan Huskies for the 10 kilometer mini expedition! There will be a lead musher guiding and a tail musher following for quality, safety, and comfort during your ride through the private, birch tree lined trails! For the first half of your ride, you will guide your four-legged team through snow capped boreal forest with complete winter silence except for the occasional sound of barking with excitement, paws pounding, and the sled’s runners gliding across the snow. Take a break for photo opportunities with your dog team as they bask in the sun and to alternate from standing to riding on the passenger bench! Throughout your ride you'll encounter replicas of several official Iditarod checkpoints and other highlights of “The Last Great Race on Earth” until you cross the burled arch Finish Line!
Complete your dog sled experience toward the kennel for a continued tour of the homestead. Alaskan Huskies are powerful athletes that are known for their affectionate, loyal, playful personalities -- and the puppies are no different! Try to keep up with the lively future Iditarod racing young huskies while feeding them treats! Make sure to take photos with the future Iditarod Champions before they’re famous!
Your all-inclusive tour allows you to warm up with a fresh cooked musher’s meal and hot beverages (provided).
Complimentary snacks and Alaska glacier wellness water are available in the sprinter van throughout the tour.
Offered by Salmon Berry Tours
Photo: Wayne Johnson/ACVB