Wilderness Adventures offers hour-long dog sledding tours through the beautiful Squaw Valley Meadow. A racing guide leads a team of eight - ten Alaskan Huskies and guests ride in a four-person sled moving at about 13.5 miles per hour which speeds along a 2.5-mile tour that winds through the scenic meadow.
The tours take approximately 1 hour and are available between 10am – 5pm daily (weather and conditions permitting).
The cost is $45 for children under 60 lbs and $95 for adults and children over 60 lbs. (minimum $120 per sled). Sleds can accommodate two adults and two children (max weight 450 lbs). Reservations are required.
Call 530-583-6300 for more reservations and information.
My 4-year-old son and I enjoyed a dog sled expedition through Wilderness Adventures Dog Sled Tours in Squaw Valley (North Lake Tahoe) and it was an unforgettable experience. We'd do it again in a heartbeat!
Before our ride, my son was allowed to meet and greet the sled dogs. It was a great photo opportunity for me to take pictures of my boy as he petted the dogs ever so gently and spoke to them. Adorable! Before we took off, we were seated in a cozy sled under a warm blanket while our driver attended to his dogs. I learned during our ride that each driver is responsible for caring for his dogs and that his team always consisted of the same dogs.
Our ride was exhilarating for both me and my son. At times when the wind became too much for my son, he just ducked his head under the blanket and remained snug as a bug in a rug. As a matter of fact, he actually fell asleep towards the end of our ride. When he woke up, he asked if we could go on the dog car again! We both loved our ride.
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Every so often our sleigh would stop because a dog would have to go poop. Because there are so many dog’s pooping along the sled route, there are poopy smells throughout your journey. It wasn’t so bad that it detracted from my enjoyable experience though. Overall this was an amazing experience and I would recommend it for anyone with a child over 3.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary ride to facilitate this review. I was not asked to express any particular opinion. My thoughts are my own.