Whistler Dog Sledding FAQ's
How many people are allowed in a sled?
There is a maximum of 2 adults and 1 small child per sled.
Are there weight restrictions?
Yes. The maximum weight per sled is 350lbs (160kgs). Please keep this in mind when bookings sleds with 2 larger people or 2 adults and a child.
How many dogs will be on my team?
Depending on the snowpack and sled weight, there are generally 6-8 dogs per sled.
Do I get to mush?
Yes! Join your professional musher in harnessing and staging the dogs, learn the commands and how to handle a sled. Or just sit back and relax in the sled.
What should I wear?
Wear your snowsuit, jacket or pants that you would if skiing or snowboarding. Goggles, warm waterproof gloves and winter snow boots are highly recommended.
A truly Canadian adventure, dog sledding originated approximately 4,000 years ago. Researchers suggest that life in Northern Canada may never have been possible without sled dogs.
These Arctic dogs have been bred over centuries to withstand cold temperatures and endure pulling sleds over distances of up to 130 kilometres (80 miles) a day. They may reach speeds of up to 32 km/h (20 m.p.h).
Trained from an early age to run with the pack, sled dogs truly enjoy the activity and can’t wait until the musher hooks them up to the gang-lines.