Winter Tour – For those wanting 1 night of camping on the trail with the sled dogs and a night’s stay at the Roadhouse. You’ll have opportunities on Day One and Two for our optional snowmachining and ice-fishing activities.
A great way to see remote Alaskan wilderness from the air in an Alaskan bush plane on skis!
Fly into Tolovana Lodge and mush out, with time to do additional activities while at Tolovana Lodge.
Day activities include:
- Exploring trails by dog team out of Tolovana
- Enjoying optional snowmachine adventures
- Optional overnight camping
- Optional ice-fishing
Night activities include:
- Aurora viewing
- Enjoying the wood-fired sauna
- Relaxing in the comfort of this remote peaceful historical lodge
- An overnight stay in Manley Hot Springs is also available for an extra fee. Manley Hot Springs is located 32 miles west of Tolovana Roadhouse by trail.
Here’s a sample itinerary:
DAY ONE: Fly into Tolovana Lodge via ski-plane in the late morning
DAY TWO: Mushing School Lesson and other optional activities + night-time aurora viewing/wood-fired sauna
DAY THREE: Dogsled to the Paws Camp (25-30 miles) with Arctic Oven tent camping (heated tents)
DAY FOUR: Mush to the trailhead in Nenana (20-25 miles) and travel back to Fairbanks by vehicle (1-hour drive).
**Vehicle transportation is included from Nenana to Fairbanks – approximately 1-hour driving.
A great tour for those who want to spend more time learning the art of mushing, enjoy camping and want to go a bit deeper into Alaska’s winter wilderness. See historical info about the Tolovana Roadhouse.
All necessary equipment provided, including Arctic outerwear. All overnight adventures include Mushing School and snow machine assistance is provided for carrying gear and setting up camp. Guests will be responsible for base and mid-layer clothing. (e.g. arctic weight long underwear, fleece jackets & pants…) Please see the packing list for more information on what to bring.
Hands On: Includes mushing school with one-on-one instruction and practice, along with an overnight trip where you will learn how to feed and take care of the dogs in the backcountry.
Educational/Informative: Learn all about running sled dogs, how to mush and get to ask all the questions you want for 4 days 🙂
*Deposit required to book
*For reservations please contact us.
Important Note: You will receive a “confirmation” email when you are fully booked for your tour. The 1st email you will receive only “requests” your reservation. Usually, a full confirmation will be provided within 48 hours.
**Vehicle transportation is included from Nenana to Fairbanks – approximately 1 hour driving.