Alaska Mushing Business Directory


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

 

 

Anchorage


Homelight

www.homelight.com

HomeLight empowers people to achieve better outcomes during one of life’s most important events: buying or selling their home. Our vision is a world where every real estate transaction is simple, certain, and satisfying. HomeLight is the essential technology platform used by hundreds of thousands of homebuyers and sellers to partner with top real estate agents and win at any step of the real estate journey — whether that’s finding a top agent, securing a competitive mortgage, or ensuring on-time, easy close. Visit our website for more information.

 

 

Big Lake


Nicolas Petit
Iditarod race year(s): 2011-2021
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


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.

 

Wasilla


Iditarod Headquarters

Raymie Redington

Iditarod race year(s): 1973, 1974, 1985-1987, 1990-1992,1997-1999, 2001

(907) 376-5155 x108

Let the Redingtons share with you their passion for sled dogs, mushing, and the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Our exciting trail winds through stands of paper birch, spruce trees, and wonderful Alaskan wildflowers.

Sled dog cart rides cost $10 per person and run from June 5 to mid-September daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sled dog cart rides are offered in the summer only, weather permitting, and on a first come basis. No reservation necessary.

 

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 Krystin Bogan at k.bogan@iditarod.com.

 

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