Snow Day #11: Mush! Dogsled Through the Wilderness

Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge
Ely, MN - More Details
Featured in National Geographic and on the Travel Channel, the Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge has often earned props as a wonderful winter adventure. Go mushing with beautiful, pure-bred Canadian Inuit dogs (pictured above) on multi-day lodge-to-lodge dogsledding vacations and camping trips in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness near the U.S.-Canada border. Riders require no previous dogsledding experience, and the trips are open to all ages. Wintergreen also offers specialized trips for parent-child workshops and photographer workshops, even a CME course for primary care practitioners.

Mountain Musher
Eagle, CO - More Details
Explore the winter wilderness of Vail Valley on a private six-mile trail, free from snowmobilers and the distractions of other snow sporters. Mountain Musher offers two-hour dogsled rides pulled by a dozen huskies, and operates several rides at a time, so photo ops abound to take snapshots of mushersby. Dog-lovers should also take comfort. Mountain Musher has been a family owned and operated company since 1989, and the owners attest: "Animals are our life and we could not imagine our life without them."