Dogsledding

Mush your own! Unlike most dogsledding outfits, Base Camp dogsledding, provides a “hands on” approach allowing you, the participant, the opportunity to drive your own team of our friendly and hard working Inuit Sled Dogs. You can become as involved with the experience as you choose, which also includes harnessing and caring for your team. Base Camp Bigfork takes pride in sharing the winter landscape of Northwest Montana with others. We are here to enhance your appreciation for winter and the environment in which we travel.

Real Deal Dogsledding. While no previous experience is needed to join in our dogsled adventures, we do rely on participants to be physically active for everyone to enjoy the day. With two people per sled, one as musher and one as passenger, we can accommodate different levels of ability but all participants need to be active and engaged. 

 Call to reserve your dog sledding adventure: 406-871-9733

Half-Day Dogsledding

Base Camp Bigfork dogsled trips are not a dogsled ride. Our participants need to have an eager desire to learn to mush and interact with our dogs.

2 or 4 Participants

• $275/person

This option is perfect for learning the basics of dogsledding, tour of the dog yard, harness and even mush your own team of Inuit dogs on a variety of terrain. 2.5-3 hours in length.

Age Limit: 12 years old and up.

Full-Day Dogsledding

Base Camp Bigfork dogsled trips are not a dogsled ride. Our participants need to have an eager desire to learn to mush and interact with our dogs.

2 or 4 Participants

• $375/person

A full day of everything dogsledding. All that the half day adventure includes but more time out with your team. Full day adventures allow for getting further into the back-country and accessing a variety of epic locations to launch your trip from. A hearty fire side trail lunch is included.

Age Limit: 12 years old and up.

Are our trips right for you?

Is your group physically active? 

Our trips are best suited for people who find reward in physical challenges. For example: Someone who would enjoy a 4 mile moderate hike should also be able to meet the physical needs of our trips. 

Does anyone in your group have a heart condition? Is anyone pregnant? 

Dogsledding is not an appropriate activity for people who have heart conditions or those who are pregnant.

Is anyone in your group over 250 lbs? 

Our trips require participants to be agile getting on and off the sled and the dogs have limitations as to what they are able to pull. Those that are heavier can compansate for that through their own athleticism. 

• Does everyone in your group have a comfort level with being around large breed, high energy dogs? 

Our trips allow you to be active with your team. All participants get to partake in the harnessing, handling and care of the dogs. If this is something that does not sound wonderful to everyone in your group, this may not be the trip for you. 

Overnight Winter Camping by Dog Team

• 2-4  Participants $695/person

• This trip is only available mid January – mid March.

For those seeking all that winter has to offer and the unforgettable memories that come with it. These trips cater to the seasoned adventurer. Just as with our day trips, winter camping trips are custom to your needs and the level of comfort or adventure you seek. These trips include travel by dog team, opportunities for cross country skiing and snowshoeing, hearty fireside meals, and camp camaraderie.

Age Limit: 14 years old and up.

BASE CAMP BIGFORK TRIP INFORMATION AND CANCELLATION POLICY:
A 50% deposit is required to make a reservation. This deposit is non-refundable 2 months prior to your reservation. Remaining balance due will be charged one week prior to the day of reservation and is non-refundable.

There will be a 15% automatic gratuity added to any reservation made and paid for by a third party.

If you will be traveling to Base Camp the morning of the trip we highly recommend staying in the Flathead Valley the night prior as we cannot refund due to weather conditions or travel arrangements to get here. Please look into our lodging onsite the night before your trip to ensure no disruption to plans. Base Camp Bigfork Lodge

We highly recommend obtaining trip insurance if potential interruptions could exist.

• No gear or prior experience required. Our dog sled trips can accommodate most fitness levels, however, those with limited physical abilities or individuals who are concerned of their level of fitness should discuss their concerns prior to booking.

• Trip times and availability are dependent on trail conditions.

• Dogsledding is not an appropriate activity for people who have heart conditions or those who are pregnant.