The trail starts on the shores of Dezadeash Lake surrounded by the mountains of Kluane National Park. Your adventure will take you across the frozen lake waters before hopping onto a winding forest trail. The half way mark will provide a chance to get some photos with your team. Note – Sitting in a sled bag is chillier than riding. This loop is recommended for any adults wishing to sit or children 14 and under.
The trail starts on the shores of Dezadeash Lake surrounded by the mountains of Kluane National Park. Your adventure will take you across the frozen lake waters before hopping onto a winding forest trail. At the half way point teams will break for a fire, snacks and tea. For those wanting pictures with their dogs, this is the perfect time. Note – Sitting in a sled bag is chillier than riding. This loop is not recommended for adults wishing to sit or children 14 and under
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When you arrive you will be first asked to sign a waiver. Then, after meeting your teams, you will receive instructions on how to safely drive your sled with basic techniques like breaking, steering and using snow hooks. Being comfortable around large dogs is a must.
All of our dogs are friendly but they are working dogs. Their drive and energy for the trail is high. They may jump up or bump into you in their excitement to get started. This is an all outside activity and an outhouse is the only facility available. All guests are required to sign a waiver upon entering the property. Upon booking a deposit is required. Cancellation due to weather will result in a complete refund. Cancellation 2 weeks or less will result in a loss of refund
Dog mushing is a physical sport and requires you to have a descent fitness level. It is comparable to cross country skiing. The dogs are very powerful but will need help from their musher to get up bigger hills by either running behind the sled or using one foot to “peddle” or push with. Standing on the runners you are doing more than just going along for a ride. You are part of the team!
Layering is recommended over single bulk clothing pieces. You will vary in temperature so it is better to be able to either add or take off a layer as needed. Recommended clothing to wear is as follows: base layers, fleece or warm pants, sweater, wool socks, snow pants, winter coat, hat, neck warmer or balaclava, mitts, proper winter boots, sun glasses, insulated thermos with water.
Temperatures in the Yukon can be extreme. For everyone’s safety the cold temperature cut off is -30C. Opposite to this, running in really warm temperatures can be hard on the dogs. For this reason tours in temperatures warmer than 0C will be cancelled or shortened depending on the needs of the dogs. A full refund will be provided due to weather related cancellations. There will be a team with a guide in front. A maximum of 3 guest sleds will follow behind in single file. certificate and be equipped with an inreach device and a fully stocked first aid kit.
Sweeping from behind will be a guide on a snow machine. For the safety of both people and dogs there will only be 1 person per sled. If anyone prefers to sit instead of drive their own team they can sit in a guides sled only. Those 14 and under may only sit in a guide’s sled. Guides will have a wilderness first aid kit.