Dunckley Pass Adventures
LEARN TO MUSH HALF-DAY ADVENTURE 8:45 AM and 12:45 PM:
Come join us for an exhilarating drive-your-own-team OR fully-guided experience on Dunckley Pass in the Little Flat Tops winter wonderland. While we can always offer an all guided experience, most people find, with our sound coaching and support along the trail, they can learn to drive a dog team and they enjoy learning about mushing, too! You will get involved with the process of harnessing and hooking up the team, and care for your team of dogs for the duration of the adventure. The trip heads out on our scenic backcountry trail, stopping at our wall tent secluded deep in the Routt National Forest. Here we will let the dogs rest and you will enjoy some complimentary homemade snacks and hot beverages while you take in the views. After the break, snapping photos and taking care of the dogs, we will head back to the trailhead, enjoying the dog power!
Children: $125.00 (must be under 100 lbs)
450 lbs max weight per sled - no more than 3 adults can total this weight
Please be advised, guides work for gratuity. There will be a minimum automatic gratuity added of 10% to the bill for every party of 4 or more people. People can of course be more generous.
Shuttle from Steamboat area: As we can no longer mix groups in our shuttle vehicles, the shuttle from Steamboat will be a flat fee per party of $165.00 If your party is made up of 2 people or up to 7 people, the fee is the same. We apologize for any inconvenience as we do our best to put wellness first and navigate the changing tourism climate. Thank you for your understanding.
IF YOU ARE NOT A SEASONED WINTER DRIVER, BOOK THE SHUTTLE. IT'S WORTH EVERY PENNY. (Shuttle must be reserved no less than 72 hours in advance. When you receive your 72 hour reminder you will have a final opportunity to arrange for transport from Steamboat Springs only. Thank you for your consideration.)
Shuttle from Vail area: We no longer offer a shuttle from Vail through Snow Buddy.
Please call or text B Line Express (800) 423-0929 to arrange a private car service if you do not have or cannot drive an All Wheel Drive Vehicle on snowy mountain roads.
Tour Times: 8:45 am & 12:45 pm Trail Departure (Please remember to allow for shuttle or drive time, trips start on time every time!)
LEARN TO MUSH FULL-DAY ADVENTURE:
This is for a small group of people who want more than a half-day adventure. You will learn about everything from driving the sled down the trail to comprehensive animal care. This is a full-day excursion and will not disappoint. If you are interested in returning to the kennel after the trip to tour our facility, you will be invited to do so. While exploring Dunckley Pass with your own dog team and guide, you'll take in views of the Flat Tops, Zirkel Wilderness Area, and the Steamboat Ski Resort!
Cost: $650 per person (4 person maximum, 3 person minimum or $1950 charge for a private full day - price includes a warm catered lunch for you and your dog team :)
Time: By appointment only, not offered during peak season
300 lb. max weight limit per driver, no passengers allowed on Learn to Mush FULL DAY.
This exclusive, always private dog sled ride (guided excursion only) takes people in pairs out to our rustic camp located in the Little Flat Tops for a gourmet dinner catered by a local restaurant and presented by your guides. You will be surrounded by the aspens lit by evening star light reflecting on the snow. This is an especially unique activity during a full moon! We have a variety of food options and are more than willing to cater to your individual needs and preferences. After dinner, we will serve a 5-star dessert with a warm drink and then load up in the sled to head back out on the night trail. The ride is longer after dinner, and as it can be quite cold and late. This trip is not recommended for children under 12. No more than 6 people who must be from the same party (this trip is always private) will be permitted to book. You must call to make this reservation.
Cost: $450.00 per person, 2 person minimum, not suitable for children under 12 (with special exceptions made case by case)
A MINIMUM 15% GRATUITY WILL BE ADDED AUTOMATICALLY TO YOUR DINNER BILL FOR GUIDES AND CATERING STAFF. You may of course be more generous.
Time: Sunset (varies throughout the season)* - average trip time 4 hours
Snow Buddy offers a photo package for an additional $60.00 that includes a minimum of 80 hi-res images of your entire adventure start to finish (like a photo documentary). We shoot with a Nikon D7100 with a 16mm-300mm lens. Mention it while booking, or choose the photo package option during checkout.
Call for more information 970-291-1114