Ralph Kristopher

Summer Dog Sledding

Winter may be peak season for dog sledding, but summer just shifts the action to higher elevations. Many teams make camp atop nearby glaciers for the summer welcoming visitors for a short-sleeved snow day. A quick and scenery-packed drive and an equally beautiful helicopter ride gets you on a glacier, where dog teams and drivers await. You can stand on the sled runners and drive the dog team yourself, or sit in the sled’s “basket” and gain an appreciation for the strength of the dog team. Just don’t forget your sunglasses – the handlers will take care of everything else.

Local mushers offer kennel tours and training rides no matter the season. Hang with a kennel that has Iditarod bloodlines and mushers who know their trails and tails. Cuddle with puppies - the future Iditarod champs - and get behind a team on your own dog sled adventure.

Get a taste of the one of the north’s greatest adventures in winter as well! Consider a visit for winter dogsledding and enjoy the Iditarod, aurora viewing, and other winter activities in Anchorage at the same time.