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OUR ALASKAN SUMMER SLED DOG ADVENTURE

Two tour companies have merged giving you a genuine, one of a kind, 2 ½ hour tour. Girdwood Mushing Company and Gold Mine Safari Tours have created a unique way to show you Alaska at its best. It’s like having two truly unforgettable tours in one!

An 8 mile journey in our open air 6x6 Pinzgauers takes you from sea level to an elevation of 1200 feet on the historical Iditarod trail. At this elevation the mountains open up to one of the most scenic landscapes in all of Alaska.

Here you will meet 7 time Iditarod musher Nicolas Petit and his amazing sled dogs, who are incredible athletes. Observe dog handling techniques and interact with the dogs that ran 1049 miles from Anchorage to Nome―truly incredible athletes. Experience the excitement and energy of these athletes as hooked in for your dog sled cart ride. You can feel the raw power of these sled dogs as you ride through trails high up in the mountains. It’s an experience you will never forget!

After your cart ride, you will visit our beautiful puppy pavilion. This is your chance to cuddle and play with future Iditarod champions or check out Iditarod memorabilia including Nick's racing sled, trophies, and all the gear and warm clothing that he needs to survive while racing over a thousand miles in unforgiving conditions.


How to Get Here

All tours pick up and drop off at the Tram Circle of the Hotel Alyeska in Girdwood, Alaska approximately 35 miles south of Anchorage.



Daily Departures

Pick-up anywhere in Girdwood
Tour Times: 9:00 and 12:30 with custom tour times available

Total Tour Time: 2.5 hours

$148 per adult
$98 children 5 - 12
Children 4 & under free

 

Make a Reservation

Call: 877-783-5566

Email: glaciercity@acsalaska.net

Inquire at the Tourist Trap: Located at the entrance to Girdwood in the Tesoro Minimall. Just a 40 minute drive South of Anchorage on the New Seward Highway.




How to Get Here

Travel South on the scenic Seward Highway (Highway 1), (If your using a GPS plug in “Hotel Alyeska”). The Seward Highway follows along the Turnagain Arm with many interpretative rest stops and viewpoints. Depending on the season, it is not unusual to spot beluga whales or Dall sheep from your car window. You might want to allow extra driving time so you can take advantage of the drive. Take the highway and look for signs to Girdwood, the home of Alyeska Resort. Girdwood is the biggest small town you come to after leaving Anchorage! Turn left into Girdwood at the Tesoro Gas Station and follow the Alyeska Highway for 3 miles until coming to a three-way ("T") intersection. Turn left and go 1 mile to The Hotel Alyeska. Park in hotel parking and then walk through the hotel to the second floor. Go out the back of the hotel past the tram ticket windows and you are at the Tram Circle. This is a circular driveway with a large bronze statue of a man on a horse in the center of a garden. This is a drop off pick up loading zone. You can also walk around the hotel to the Tram Circle. NOTE: If you are at the pond, you are in the wrong spot.

Please be on time for your tour as we are on a schedule. Allow an hour and fifteen minutes from Anchorage. You might want to consider dropping people off at the tram circle and one person going to park. It is usually a short walk from parking to the tram circle. If you need to contact us please call 907-783-5566.

Tours go rain or shine! Be sure to dress appropriately for your tour. The Pinzgauers have vinyl tops and sides, but are not heated. We recommend sturdy footwear, layered clothing options, hats and gloves if it’s chilly! Mosquito repellent is something you should have wherever you go in Alaska!




ABOUT Girdwood mushing Company

Girdwood Mushing Company’s SUMMER SLED DOG ADVENTURE has been a dream in progress for several years. Your driver Nicolas Petit, 7 time Iditarod runner with his dogs are very excited to share the Alaska state sport of dog mushing with you!

What is a Pinzgauer?

Developed and built in Austria for the Swiss Army, the Pinzgauer has amazing off-road capabilities with comfortable seating for an unforgettable experience. It is considered to be the best off-road vehicle ever produced excelling in maneuverability and reliability. They are aptly named after a hearty breed of Austrian work horse renowned for its exceptional mountain climbing ability.