Established in 2004, Snowhook is comprised of race dogs, young dogs, old dogs, dogs who don’t think they’re dogs, and rescued dogs.
Best-Damn-Handling-Wife, Rebecca made a simple promise to AJ when he told her he wanted to run Iditarod: “I will do everything in my power to get you to the starting line, you have to get the team to the finish line.”
Since making that promise, AJ has completed six Iditarod races, won two mid-distance races, has six top-five finishes in other mid-distance races (and one sprint race), and received two Humanitarian Awards for giving exceptional dog care on the trail. As the care of our dogs is at the core of Snowhook, the Humanitarian Awards are a bigger honor than any first-place finish. AJ also has three nominations for Iditarod’s Sportsmanship award to his credit.
Snowhook is committed to providing quality care to our dogs whether they be our race dogs, retired dogs, young dogs, old dogs, dogs who don’t think they’re dogs, or rescued dogs.
What we'll do
Put SAGAs glacier dog sledding tour at the top of your Alaska bucket list this summer!
Go Dog Sledding on a glacier this summer near Anchorage! Located only one hour from Anchorage, the Knik River Valley is home to Alaska's best-kept natural secrets. Glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, and wildlife are on display in all directions on a 35-minute helicopter flight through this unspoiled wilderness to our glacier dog sled camp. Meet our canine family who has run Iditarod and then drive or ride with your own dog team on real snow. Our Anchorage area dogsled tours are suitable for the whole family and available in summer and winter.
Following a brief orientation and greeting the dogs, you will venture out on the trail for 40 minutes with your guide. You can sit back and relax in our custom-made tour sleds or help your guide drive the team!
Not only does this tour include several dogs who have done the Iditarod Sled Dog Race, but it also includes the most helicopter flight-seeing time of any glacier dog sledding adventure. During the 35 minutes of airtime or while you’re on the glacier, you’ll have a 360-degree view of the best of Alaska’s summer!
All dogsled tours include a meet & greet with the dogs, with lots of time for pictures, and of course a dogsled ride on real snow, yes even in the middle of summer! Hear stories from the Iditarod trail and become a part of our family. If you're worried about flying, our pilots are also extremely safe and you will feel comfortable flying before you even leave the ground!
There is no doubt this will be the highlight of your Alaska adventure!
What to expect / what's provided
*Duration: 4 Hours
*Suitable for people of all ages and abilities.
*If a member of your party is uncomfortable flying or around dogs, please let us know. We will work with you to make the experience successful for all involved.
*We encourage you to book the glacier dog sledding experience toward the beginning of your Alaska adventure in the event the flight has to be rescheduled due to weather.
*What To Bring & What To Wear
We recommend dressing in layers based on the weather forecast. We provide you with the outerwear you need to stay comfortable and warm out on the trail including a winter over the suit, boots, and gloves.
We recommend you dress in appropriate layers and bring a neck gaiter or scarf. A helmet and goggles will also be provided for the snowmobiling portion of your adventure; you are required to wear a helmet.
*What's Included & Not Included
- Professional, expert guides
- Experienced, safe pilots
- Outerwear and footwear for the glacier if needed
- Shuttle from Anchorage (available for an additional fee)
*Where To Meet Us
This tour originates in Palmer at Alaska Backcountry Cottages, an easy 45-minute drive from Anchorage. Ground transportation from Anchorage is available on the 10:30 and 2:30 tours for an additional $75.00 per person.
*Do You Need A Ride?
- Transportation is available to and from Anchorage for $75.00 per person.
We monitor weather and trail conditions for the safety of our tours. In the event that weather and/or trail conditions prevent the start of the tour as scheduled, we will try to delay the start time on the same day to be flexible to your plans; if you are unable to reschedule we will refund the cost of your tour to you.
SAGA guides and staff are scheduled based on reservations. For this reason, SAGA requires at least 72 hours' notice if you wish to change or cancel your reservation.
Cancellations received with at least 72 hours advance notice are eligible for a refund less 25% of the full booking charge. Cancellations initiated by guests and not by SAGA with less than 72 hours' notice are not eligible for a refund. Late arrivals for a tour or no-shows are not eligible for a refund.