Alaska Mushing Business Directory

Want to support local businesses? Why not visit one that supports the Iditarod! Here is a listing of mushing tours and kennels to visit throughout the state.  Each business is listed by the closest city/town they are located near. Enjoy your visit! 

 

Big Lake


Alaska Dogstead

Nicolas Petit
Iditarod race year(s): 2011-2021
tours@dogsteadak.com
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, Nic has accumulated numerous awards for performance and dog care. Located 20 minutes from Iditarod Headquarters. Provides year round sled dog rides starting $149 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, 1986-2021
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, 2021
Paige Drobny
Iditarod race year(s): 2013-2016, 2019, 2020-2021
dogs@squidacres.com
(907) 699-4939

Squid Acres Kennel offers year-round, hands-on mushing experiences for private, small groups near Denali. We offer tours at our Cantwell location and at the Old Susitna Lodge at MP 77.5 of the Denali Highway. Summer tours include a ride with the team in our 5 passenger ATV. We also offer a flightseeing trip in a small plane to and from Denali Park to our remote Lodge for a one of a kind dog mushing experience. 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, 2018-2021
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.

Chena Outdoor Collective LLC

Ryne Olson
Iditarod race year(s): 2012, 2016, 2021
chenaoutdoorco@gmail.com
(907) 799-4420

We are open for summer and winter tours. Summer tours consist of an interactive dog sled demo. Rides are not included. During winter, we offer 30-minute rides, 1-hour rides, and multi-day mushing expeditions. We also have reindeer and aurora tours!
 
 
 

Girdwood


Girdwood Summer Sled Dog Adventure

Ryan Redington
Iditarod race year(s): 2001, 2004, 2006-2010, 2012, 2016-2021
AlyeskaTours.com
(907) 783-5566

A 2 to 2.5 hr. tour from Alyeska resort to a private gold mine where you will meet Alaskan Huskies and puppys . Enjoy your time with Ryan Redington, a top 10 Iditarod finisher, and learn about Alaska’s state sport. Ryan’s Grandpa Joe Redington Sr. is the founder of the Iditarod. 

 

Seward


Seavey’s Ididaride Sled Dog Tours

Mitch Seavey
Iditarod Champion: 2004, 2013, 2017
Website link : ididaride.com 
Email : dogmushing@gmail.com 
Phone : 907-224-8607

Visit the Seavey Family Homestead in Seward, and tour our beautiful tether free summer camp for Iditarod athletes! Meet the dogs, feel their excitement as teams are hitched to our comfortable summer sleds, then mush for two miles through the scenic rainforest. Upon return to the kennel you can play with the dogs, cuddle adorable puppies, try on the parkas worn on the Iditarod, check out the race gear, and learn about these incredible dogs and mushers. It may seem odd to mush on wheels, but Alaska only has snow for 4-5 months in the winter. The same dogs that run and win the Iditarod do these tours, it’s how they stay in shape in the off-season!

We also offer Glacier Helicopter Dog Sledding Tours located in beautiful Girdwood, Alaska! The only way to mush on snow in the summer! Fly by helicopter to Punchbowl Glacier, where you will land on the glacier and go dogsledding with Iditarod champion huskies. Tons of photo ops as you mush under the towering peaks, then play with the adorable puppies and learn about the Iditarod race!

Winter tours are available as well! visit Mitch Seavey’s winter training facility in Sterling, Alaska. You’ll meet the dogs – and some adorable puppies – then hook up teams of 4-6 dogs for a mush into the National Wildlife Refuge. You’ll even get a chance to drive the sled! 

Turning Heads Kennel

Sarah Stokey
Iditarod race year(s): 2016, 2019
Travis Beals
Iditarod race year(s): 2013-2016, 2018-2021
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, 2021
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 5-time Iditarod Champion’s kennel.

  

Willow


Alaskan Husky Adventures, Home of the 17th-Dog

Matthew Failor
Iditarod race year(s): 2012-2021
info@akhusky.dog
(907) 744-8211

Visit the fastest distance-racing sled dogs in Alaska at champion musher Matthew Failor’s family-run kennel! Matthew and his huskies set a new speed record in the famous Kuskokwim 300 in 2019. Check out our story in the New York Times!  

We offer year-round sled rides on our private trails with Denali views. In the summer and fall, we use specially designed carts, engineered to simulate a sled. They seat just two people each for the most intimate summer dog sledding experience in Alaska! 

Conveniently located between Anchorage and Denali, Willow is home to the start of the Iditarod sled dog race and one of the largest populations of dog mushers per capita. We love sharing our beautiful home and we can’t wait to meet you! Get ready for dog kisses, our pups are part of the family and they love to greet guests too!

For more about us and what we offer, visit our website at www.akhusky.dog or on Facebook.

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.

Any Iditarod mushers, past or present, interested in being in the Alaska Mushing Business Directory, please contact us pr@iditarod.com.