Winter Dog Mushing
Imagine your ski plane touching down in four feet of powdery snow on a runway marked with spruce boughs as you land on frozen Iniakuk Lake and head up to the main lodge. It’s “springtime” in the Brooks Range in March and April which means 14 hours of daylight and daytime temperatures around 20 degrees Fahrenheit.
Spend your days behind a dogsled crossing frozen ponds, winding along river valleys and between snow-laden stands of spruce trees. Come home each night to a modern log cabin, fabulous meals and a place to warm your feet by the fire as the northern lights erupt in a dazzling display overhead.
This is the ultimate in Alaskan experiences and comfort 60 miles north of the Arctic Circle, six miles outside Gates of the Arctic National Park and 180 degrees from anything you have ever done before. Depending on your itinerary, you can spend 3-5 days cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and dog sledding, or you may choose to sit by the wood fire and enjoy the incredible peace and quiet of winter wilderness. Each trip is customized and after more than 30 years in the Brooks Range, we know what it takes to have a good time. Explore miles of groomed trails around the main lodge skiing, dog sledding and snowshoeing with the option to head farther north into Gates of the Arctic National Park and stay at our private wilderness cabins a day’s trip away.
We offer 3, 4 and 5- day all-inclusive trips from Iniakuk Lake Wilderness Lodge into Alaska’s Brooks Range and Gates of the Arctic National Park during our dog sledding season in March and April. We customize every tour and can arrange longer and shorter itineraries as well.