This tour offers a little bit of everything for the adventurous. If you thought running a dog team by day was an experience then you will love running the Southern Alps trails by night with just the moon and your headlamp lighting the way as your team cuts through the night, only the sound of feet, your sled runners and the breath of your dogs in your headlamp. This coupled with a buffet meal in the Snow Farm lodge is an unforgettable way to finish off your day.
Starting late afternoon the tour begins with an introduction to the dogs and then straight into some instruction so you can take the reigns of your own dog team for a daylight training run. After the training run concludes we get the dogs settled and discuss running at night while we wait for the sun to set. It is then time to get everything ready to go again as we hit the trails by night. The run itself will see us head out an 8km run through the mountains. It is an experience you will never forget. When we get back in it is time to get the dogs fed and settled after which we enjoy a buffet meal in the Snow Farm lodge and have the opportunity to relax and talk about the world of Sled Dogs.
Price – $425.00 per person (minimum of two people for the tour, groups / bookings can be combined).
Seasonal Tour – This tour generally runs during July and August only.
Duration – Allow 5 hours for the complete experience which includes tuition, daylight training, a night run and a buffet meal.
Tour Type – This is a “Drive Your Own Team” tour (Self Drive). For those who do not want to drive their own team there is also the option to experience the same tour from the basket, please request this option specifically in advance. There is very limited availability for this however. It is very difficult to change on the day as it requires additional resources and Guides which may not be available.
Location – this tour is operated out of the Snow Farm, for directions and venue details click Here
- Please refer to either the “Basket Ride” or “Drive Your Own Team” Ride Details for the specifics for each option depending on your choice.
- A basic level of fitness is required (the ability to walk up a hill), however guides can assist in difficult sections.
- We provide the ride (team of dogs, sled, guide and stunning alpine trails).
- Buffet meal.
What to bring:
- Appropriate clothing to keep you warm. This is the Southern Alps and weather can change rapidly.
- Your camera