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Fairbanks Winter Dog Mushing

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Winter Dog Mushing

Season: Year Round $69+ per person 1 - 1.5 hrs

Learn what dog mush­ing is all about in a his­toric set­ting: The ken­nel of icon­ic mush­er Susan Butch­er. Tours are avail­able year-round. In sum­mer, tour the ken­nel, cud­dle the pup­pies, and go for a ride. In Win­ter, mush across the snow or cre­ate your own cus­tom expe­ri­ence, like learn­ing how to mush or a ride under the north­ern lights!

Season: August - March $75+ per person 30+ min - Multi-Day

Take part in the thrill of win­ter and fall dog sled­ding out of Fair­banks. You’ll expe­ri­ence the sport with one of Alaska’s longest-run­ning dog tour com­pa­nies. Go for a ride, attend mush­ing school, or go on a mul­ti-day adven­ture to the his­toric Tolo­vana Roadhouse.

Season: November–March (depending on snow conditions) $79+ per person 1/2 - 8 hrs

Glide over the snow on a sled that’s being pulled by a team of dogs — many of whom have run the Idi­tar­od, Yukon Quest, or oth­er races. Go with Rod’s Alaskan Guide Ser­vice and expe­ri­ence the thrill of dog sled­ding with dogs that love to run and pas­sion­ate mush­ers who will offer a deep­er under­stand­ing of this unique sport.

Season: Year Round $75+ Dogsled Tours 1-3 hrs

Plen­ty of peo­ple come to Fair­banks to look at the sky — for north­ern lights, or to bask in the mid­night sun. But this dog-mush­ing expe­ri­ence out­side of Fair­banks is proof that there’s plen­ty more of Fair­banks to be seen at eye — or even paw — lev­el. May through Octo­ber, take a a trail ride with 16 dogs hitched up to an ATV. Novem­ber through April, take a mush­ing tour through the snow!