Alaska Mushing Business Directory

Looking for a sled dog tour? Why not visit one that has run the Iditarod! Here is a listing of Iditarod mushers that provide mushing tours in Alaska. Each business is listed by the closest city/town they are located near. Enjoy your visit with these wonderful mushers and their exceptional canine athletes. 

 

Big Lake


Nicolas Petit
Iditarod race year(s): 2011-2020
1 (800) 881-3207
The Alaska Dogstead Mushing Company is operated by Nicolas Petit and his fantastic sled dogs. Their accomplishments include many championships in mid distance races around the state of Alaska. Along with multiple top ten Iditarod finishes, no has accumulated numerous awards for performance and dog care. Located 20 minutes from Iditarod Headquarters. Provides year round sled dog rides starting $49 per person. Great opportunity to meet friendly sled dogs and experience the thrill of a sled or summer cart ride.
 

Alaska Mushing School

Sean Williams

Iditarod race year(s): 2021 rookie

mushingschool@gmail.com

(907) 793-0647

Go dog sledding year round with Alaska Mushing School, three-time Best of Alaska award winner. Enjoy a ride behind a championship sled dog team or learn to mush yourself. Learn about the sled dog lifestyle and cuddle husky puppies. All warm gear provided, shuttle optional, group, and custom tours available. Call us today at (907) 793-0647 or email at mushingschool@gmail.com.

 

Martin Buser’s Happy Trails Kennel

Martin Buser

Iditarod race year(s): 1980,1981, 1986-2020

martin@buserdog.com

(907) 892-7899

Visit a championship racing kennel, meet the athletes, and hold puppies. You will gain insights and hear unique stories about the amazingly rewarding life with sled dogs. Become an Iditarod expert. Tours are by reservation only. Check out our website for more detailed information.  

 

Cantwell


Squid Acres Kennel Dogsled Tours

Cody Strathe

Iditarod race years(s): 2016-2018

Paige Drobny

Iditarod race year(s): 2013-2016, 2019, 2020

dogs@squidacres.com

(907) 699-4939

Squid Acres Kennel offers year-round, hands-on mushing experiences for private or small groups near Denali. Summer tours include a ride with the team in our 5 passenger ATV or drive your own team with a small cart. Winter tours include sled rides, mushing schools, evening Aurora mushing, overnight trips, and multi-day expeditions to our remote training facility on the Denali Highway. Go to www.squidacres.com/tours for more info.

 

Fairbanks


Black Spruce Dog Sledding

Jeff Deeter

Iditarod race year(s): 2008, 2018-2020

blacksprucedogsledding@gmail.com

(907) 371-3647

Open year-round! Interactive and exciting dog sledding tours with authentic long distance mushers. Owned by Iditarod veteran, Jeff Deeter, and wife, KattiJo Deeter. Meet our friendly and enthusiastic racing sled dogs, while learning about the unique life of training for the Iditarod. Located in the beautiful hills north of Fairbanks, the elevation provides cooler summers, and warmer winters, perfect for enjoying any season of mushing. Winter tours use a “tag sled” so you can try driving the dog sled! Summer tours use a 5-passenger buggy. Please visit our website for more information.

 

Girdwood


Girdwood Mushing Company

Robert Redington
Iditarod race year(s): 2016-2020

 

Seward


Sarah Stokey

Iditarod race year(s): 2016, 2019

Travis Beals

Iditarod race year(s): 2013-2016, 2018-2020

Info@turningheadskennel.com

(907) 362-4354

Turning Heads Kennel in Seward, Alaska offers small authentic dog sledding tours to independent travelers. In the summer, visit our kennel, play with our dogs, snuggle puppies, and then go on a training run with us as we work with our lead dogs on our unique trail system through a temperate rainforest. Experience first hand how we teach our dogs how to take directional commands and watch our team’s enthusiasm as they run our trails together.

Prefer snow? We offer snowy dog sled rides in the summer too! Fly in a helicopter to Godwin Glacier to experience summer mushing fun. Take an incredible helicopter ride up to a snowy ice field where you will meet your team of huskies to experience the magic of a winter dog sled ride without the cold! This tour has been described as “life changing” because it crosses so many things off of your bucket list!

In the winter, we offer kennel tours and dog sled rides of various lengths. We are a happy to offer customized experiences as well as overnight expeditions.

Talkeetna


AK Sled Dog Tours

Dallas Seavey

Iditarod race year(s): 2005, 2007, 2009-2017

info@aksleddogtours.com

(907) 947-4210

Experience the thrill of mushing your own team of Alaskan Huskies. In this behind the scenes experience learn how these amazing animals live, play, and train in a 4-time Iditarod Champion’s kennel.

 

Willow


17th-Dog

Matthew Failor

Iditarod race year(s): 2012-2020

Facebook.com/TeamMatthewFailor

(419) 566-5317

Come visit the fastest sled dogs in Alaska and take a tour with champion musher Matthew Failor. Matthew and his huskies set a new speed record in the famous Kuskokwim 300 in 2019! Here you will get a chance to meet every member of the team and hold every puppy as well! Get an in-depth look and hands-on approach to dog mushing in the Last Frontier! We can’t wait to meet you and have you play with our dogs!

 

Dream a Dream Dog Farm Mushing Adventures

Vern Halter

Iditarod race year(s): 1983-86, 1992-2005

vhalter@mtaonline.net

USA Toll Free (866) 4AK-MUSH (425-6874)

Mile 64.5 Parks Highway Summer Kennel Tours – June 1-Sept 1 Tour Hours: 11:00 a.m. / 3:00 p.m. / 6:00 p.m. Join musher Vern Halter for a personal visit at his home and kennel. Learn about his 100,000 miles with his dog team. Meet the sled dogs and cuddle with puppies. Winter and Summer camps available.

 

Snowhook Adventure Guides of Alaska

Justin Savidis

Iditarod race year(s): 2010-2016

snowhookkennel@gmail.com

(907) 414-4547

Snowhook Adventure Guides of Alaska (SAGA) offers tours year round just outside Anchorage. Experience summer dog sledding on a glacier, helicopter flight seeing or travelling the winter trails beneath Denali by dog sled or snowmobile. Your SAGA is waiting for you! 

 

Any Iditarod mushers, past or present, interested in being in the Alaska Mushing Business Directory, please contact Krystin Bogan at k.bogan@iditarod.com.

 

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