Hankering after huskies and snowy scenes? Wind your way by dog sled through some of the most spectacular wilderness of the Yukon in this eight day adventure that will see you learning the art of mushing by day, before soaking up the steam in saunas and cosying up by blazing wood-burning stoves by night.
Rise with the sun at your ranch retreat, enjoying a hearty breakfast before your 10am pickup. You’re headed to your home from home for the next few nights, The Northern Lights Resort and Spa. With quintessential alpine chalets nestled amongst the pines, this luxuriously comfortable mountain base offers some of the best Aurora viewing in the region – and a steaming outside Jacuzzi from which to enjoy it.
Learning the Ropes
For the next few days you will be getting to grips with mushing, the husky-led mode of transport that dates back for thousands of years. Start by meeting your fluffy canine friends and getting kitted out before hitting the snow. By learning to massage them, feed them, check their feet and shoulders, and offer words of encouragement, you will soon form an unforgettable bond with your four-legged friends. The next few days will see you traversing great distances, exploring secluded lakes, rugged landscapes, and stunning tree lines. Take on challenging ups and downs and test yourself with narrow trails as you get to grips with the timeless mushing techniques.Read more
Every evening of your stay at The Northern Lights Resort and Spa, be welcomed by the cleansing hot air of the Finnish sauna and relaxing warmth of the infrared cabin. Sit around a warming meal at the dinner table and recount the day’s adventures before curling up by the roaring wood fire.
Now you’ve learnt the ropes of husky sledding, it’s time to experience true musher living with a few nights of winter camping. Marvel at the solitude as you journey into the depths of the untouched wilderness landscapes surrounding you. Enjoy the crisp freshness and stunning nature before you retreat by night to the warmth of your heated wall tents, but don’t forget to brace the cold night breeze and catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights shimmering in the skies above. As the seventh and final day of sledding dawns, warm your hands with a hot mug of coffee before enjoying a final sled back to The Northern Lights Resort with your canine pals. Saying goodbye to these loyal and furry friends will be tough, but after receiving your musher diploma and a shuttle pass you can leave in the knowledge that another sled run is always on the cards.