to Vermont on your own or with friends. Spend a few nights in
our comfortable accomodations and take part in a dogsledding
adventure each day. Learn all about this fascinating sport.
By the time you leave you will know about snow-hooks, tug-lines,
verbal commands and the joy of the sport. Take a vacation with
your dog who shows sledding potential, or come take dogsledding
lessons yourself. We will match you with a team each day. Immerse
yourself in this beautiful setting and experience. By the time
you leave you will be able to call yourself a musher!
We require that guests learning the sport
take at least two lessons. The first lesson will educate you
on all of the functioning parts of the team; you will ride in
the sled and get a sense of the trails' terrain, the speed of
the dogs and the feel of the sled. During that lesson you will
have opportunities to ride the runners. On the second lesson
we will give you your own team to drive with the background
you gained in your first day's experience. You will drive either
a 3-4 dog team behind the guide's lead sled, or a larger team
with your guide riding as your passenger. No guests are allowed
to ride in sleds driven by our students; those passengers can
ride in the guide's lead sled. The two lesson series may be
done on consecutive days, or on a single day with a mid-day
break for lunch.
For those coming with their own dogs to
learn the sport we require two lessons, and we highly recommend
three. The first day is a real acclimating experience for your
dog. By the second day they are often just beginning to catch
on. It is on the third day that we generally see things really
"click" for those dogs who do show potential for success.