Do you dream of yelling “Mush!” to your team of huskies in the blinding snow while on the trail of the Iditarod? Live out a (scaled-down) version of your dream by dog sledding at Snow Mountain Ranch this winter! Please note that we have limited availability for this activity and advance reservations are required. We recommend reserving your ride online or by phone x4135) as soon as possible.
Dog Sled Ride
Dog sled rides will be offered on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. The rides will be 30-40 minutes long and we will be able to take one person at a time. Only children 10 years or older will be allowed to ride.
Cost of long dog sledding experience: $125 per sled. Advanced reservations are required – online reservations are for lodging guests only. Those who are not lodging with us must call our Programs office at ext. 4135 one week prior to the desired ride date to confirm availability. If your date is available, our program staff will help you sign up.
To register, click here.
If you are on the waiting list, we cannot guarantee a ride on the given day. There are many factors that influence whether we are able to accommodate those on the waiting list, including trail conditions and the health of the dogs. If you are on the waiting list, you will pay only if you get a ride.
Questions? Please call the Snow Mountain Ranch Program Department at 970-887-2152, ext. 4135
Power Our Team
Since Snow Mountain Ranch began our dog sledding program in 2013, the response from our guests has been overwhelming. This unique program has allowed us to share our five core values (Caring, Responsibility, Respect, Honesty, and Faith) with over 2,000 people each year.
The entire experience has become one of the most popular programs offered at Snow Mountain Ranch. Dog sledding has also become an effective means for teaching leadership and outdoor education to Colorado schoolchildren.
We are committed to continuing and improving our unique program while keeping it affordable to all patrons.
We currently have 20 hard-working sled dogs who allow us to run the program. With food, routine veterinary care, housing, and transportation, each the dog costs approximately $3,000 every year. This amount does not include material costs, craft supplies, equipment repair and replacement and trail grooming that is essential for the success of this program.
Each dog has a unique personality, and we’ve discovered that our guests develop personal connections with this special group of dogs. We would like to give everyone a chance to personally help support one or more of our sled dogs.
It takes the whole team working together to pull the sled, and it takes your support to help us to develop this powerful, mission-driven program.
If you would like to donate to our dog sled team, please print the donation form below and mail to:
Snow Mountain Ranch
Attn: Philanthropy Dept
PO Box 169
Winter Park, CO 80482