Feel the thrill of exploring the Alaskan wilderness while driving your own snow machine over the tundra, looking for wildlife and taking in amazing views.
Experience Alaska’s winter beauty with your thumb on the throttle as you pilot a snow machine over the snowy landscape, led by an expert guide. While cruising along the trails and playing in the powder, you’ll drive to dreamy spots like the Susitna River Basin, which offers amazing views of Denali.
Arrive at the kennel in Willow, about 75 miles from Anchorage, and you’ll be greeted by the friendly dogs who have been involved on the dogsledding side of Snowhook. Then you’ll get outfit with the gear you need—everything is provided, from coats and snow pants to boots and gloves. You’ll also get a safety briefing and instructions for operating a snow machine—it’s not a problem if you’ve never done if before! The machines are easy to operate and very stable.
You’ll do a loop to make sure you’re comfortable on the machine, then, led by your guide, you’ll set off! For around 2 hours, you’ll explore the wilds of Alaska. You may see moose, and you may see dog teams out running. When you get to the Susitna River, the view opens up to a wide panorama and on a clear day you’ll get an amazing view of Denali.
Add to the excitement by taking the Alaska Ultimate Tour, which combines an exciting dogsledding trip with a snow machine tour and includes lunch!
Snowhook’s husband-and-wife owners, Justin and Rebecca, graduated college in Utah and moved to Alaska immediately because they knew they wanted to run sled dogs. They started with just two dogs, doing recreational dogsledding and small races. But their canine family now numbers more than 50—including the dogs that have retired—and Justin has run the Iditarod six times. They’ve been doing tours for several years now and want to share their passion and joy for all kinds of sports in Alaska.