GLACIER DOG SLEDDING
This Alaskan adventure is hard to top! Take this exciting opportunity to learn about the dedicated dog sled teams of the Alaskan Huskies. Enjoy a spectacular helicopter ride into the majestic Chugach Mountains and onto Punch Bowl Glacier, 3200 feet above sea level. It is a giant snowfield on top of hundreds of feet of ice. Learn how the dogs are bred. Relax and enjoy the view as you ride on the sled around the glacier enjoying the scenic peaks and valleys surrounding you. See how the dogs are trained to pull the sled, how they have everlasting endurance, how they possess an inherent drive to run, and if you pull on the brakes it’s still hard to hold them back!
This is a trip you will NEVER forget, and most visitors say it was the highlight of their Alaskan vacation!!
Dog Sledding with Alaskan Huskies is such a large part of Alaskan life and history. The Iditarod Trail started out as a mail and supply route from the towns of Seward and Knik to the interior. Part of the Iditarod trail was used as a life saving highway for epidemic stricken Nome, where sled dogs were used to deliver Serum in 1925 to cure Diphtheria. It is now the famous “Last Great Race on Earth” where dogs, sleds and their mushers leave from Anchorage and race to Nome. Each team of a musher and 12-16 dogs embarks on a journey of 1150 miles over 10-17 days. For further information please see the following website: http://www.iditarod.com
If you have never followed this race before, after experiencing this tour, I know you will be in awe of this great race and sport!
- PLEASE make sure your camera battery is full!
- Please dress in layers, expect temperatures on the glacier to be from 50°- 60°.
- Wear warm comfortable clothing, sturdy shoes, and sunglasses.
- We will provide you with a waterproof outer layer and Neos over-boots that you wear over your shoes.
Our departure Times from Girdwood:
8:30am, 10:15am, 12:00pm, 1:45pm, 3:30pm, 5:15pm
This adventure is $519 per person. Child rate is $489, 12 & under. We require a reservation minimum of two.
We can pick you up and drop you off at various locations in Girdwood on request.
For additional information check our FAQs, to book your tour email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (907) 783-2360 and we'll gladly assist you with other questions or concerns.