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Summer Dog Sledding

Don’t think that dog sledding is available only in winter! In Alaska, ​you can try this kind of sport even during summertime

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Though winter is considered probably the best time for dog sledding, there are also summer tours available. They are not so extreme, and if you are not a person for risky activities, summer sledging will be good for you. Many people wonder how it is possible to do this when there is no snow outside. Don’t worry: there are special sleds with wheels for the warm periods of the year. There are some companies offering ATVs instead of traditional sleds.

The experience is just as magical, just imagine a race through the wild Alaskan forest with that unforgettable pine scent! Great, isn’t it? Aside from racing, you will also have enough time to play with adorable huskies and their puppies; usually,​ the dogs are friendly and look forward to meeting people. What is also important, summer sledding keeps the dogs in good shape for the upcoming winter sledding season.

Summer Dog Sledding tours are provided by several tour operators across Alaska. In the area of Anchorage, a few operators offer dog sled rides. The seasons vary a bit, with some tours running May through August, other—May through November, and some—in fall. In the area of Seward, you'll also find a few operators which have summer sled tours on offer. Similar trips are available in Fairbanks from May to October. Another company is located at the Denali National Park and Preserve, but the season is a bit shorter there, from mid-May to mid-September. Therefore, the best time to go for a dry sled ride is mid-May through August, when there're plenty of options.

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