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Winter Dogsledding on Snow Information and Rates

Mush! If you've never been dog sledding it's time you have this lifetime experience. If you've already been, you understand! Eden Mountain Dog sledding is the premier eastern US location to come and have your authentic dog sledding experience. We give a Discovery Channel type tour that is hands-on, fun and a real learning experience.  Our trails are specially designed and groomed to assure you of the best, safest and most fun experience. We are a real dog touring center that mushers and racers from all over New England come to train at.  Our year-round, maintained road allows you to drive into our pristine dog center on 140 acres surrounded by over 3000 acres of protected Vermont wilderness. Our Learning Center is warm and cozy for your "doggie fix" with our lovable, huggable, Alaskan huskies before you help harness, hitch and go for your tour. When you return, relax with hot chocolate by the wood stove while viewing videos and pictures or asking any questions you may have.  We offer restrooms and changing rooms for your comfort and free, safe parking. NEW THIS SEASON; the Alpha Tour offers the option of finishing your ride at our million dollar view cabin or returning to the learning center.

The UN-Chained Gang of thirty-eight Alaskan Huskies find joy in running, hugging and giving you a ride and an educational experience you will cherish for your lifetime! We are located a 45 minute drive north of Stowe, Vermont and an easy, scenic drive from the Smuggler's Notch, Burlington and Jay Peak areas. Come and experience a ride with these amazing animals. Cozy up in our comfortable, one-of-a-kind touring sleds, or learn to drive your own team. Eden Ethical Dogsledding is looking forward to tailoring your ultimate dog sledding experience.  With advance notice we work with large groups, corporations, schools and individuals for experiences that meet your specific needs - Please call 802-635-9070 to discuss your needs and how we can help you.

Our micro climate and mountain location promise snow, and lots of it. When the rest of Vermont is thawing, restricting skiing and other winter sports-
WE HAVE SNOW!!!
Don't let your plans be foiled by lack of snow where you are; Eden is located 25 miles north of Stowe and boasts some of the highest snowfall amounts in the state. Featured in the New York Times Travel Section, Eden Mountain Lodge also offers Stay and Ride Packages with fabulous, two bedroom, country cabins with modern amenities. Come and see for yourself why dog sled rides are a lifetime experience not to be missed and one of the best adventures Vermont has to offer - and Eden Mountain Lodge offers the best dog sledding in Vermont.
Please note: GPS and Mapquest, as well as other computer downloaded directions DO NOT WORK!!! Please go to our direction page or ask us for directions so that you are not given direction to seasonal roads. 4-wheel drive or snow tires are suggested. Call 802-635-9070 with any questions.

                                           
          
                                        For tour reservations please call toll free - 866-635-9070
                                                   5% cash discount offered for no credit card fees.


Highlight your season with...

the Un-Chained Gang Holiday Tour - $465 / Split tours - $495
Christmas and New Years period
, December 20 - January 3

No other tours are offered during the holiday period

Come stay with us at Eden Mountain Lodge! http://www.edenmtnlodge.com

 

Winter Dog Sledding Tours

The Un-Chained Gang Winter Alpha Tour - Our premium and most informational tour provides you with plenty of knowledge and hands-on time with the UN-Chained Gang!  Step into the unique world of dog pack dynamics.

On arrival, you begin with meeting our dogs.  A kennel tour follows providing you with information on their nutritional program and general husbandry that is totally unique to us.  Next, hands-on dog time lets you learn about your team of exceptional Alaskan Huskies, their personalities and the dynamics of the pack, it isn't just by chance that they are so friendly and exceptionally loving!  You next experience getting them harnessed and hitched to the sled for your tour. You cannot help but feel the excitement of the team as it builds pre-ride. A 45 minute scenic dogsled tour with one of our informative Musher Tour Guides follows. After your tour, each rider (extra fee if more than 2 people are on the tour) will get to drive the sled for 10 minutes. What an exciting way to end this once in a lifetime experience!

                     2 Passengers per sled or a split tour with two passengers at a time, up to a total of 4, sharing the ride time.
                   
Sleds can accommodate up to 3 passsengers, maximum weight not to exceed 350 pounds per sled. Driver not included.


$595 per tour


$50 extra for split tour
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Un-Chained Gang Holiday Tour - December 20 - January 3.

We offer no other tours over the Christmas thru New Years holiday period.
Tour runs 2 hours with plenty of time spent with the dogs. You are hands-on harnessing and hitching your team to the sled and then a 45 minute ride time through spectacular winter woods. On returning to the learning center the dogs are unharnessed, unhitched and given their reward treats.
Back in the Learning Center, it's your turn to get toasy warm in front of the woodburning stove with refreshments.
Same 350 lb weigh requirement applies as for all tours.



Winter Beta Tour
- Our most popular tour --On arrival you will meet the dogs and get to know what we are all about. Experience the dog pack-dynamics unique to our ethical dogsled operation. Help to harness your team, hitch them to the sled and then hit the trail and go for a scenic and thrilling tour.  Visit is 2 hours with 45 minutes of hands-on dog time and a 45 minute ride time.

                      2-4 Passengers or up to a family of 4 sharing the ride time.
                      Additional sleds are $395 per sled when reserving 2 or more.
Sleds can accommodate up to three passengers, maximum weight not to exceed 350 pounds per sled. Driver not included.

$465 per tour
Split - $495
Extra weight sled $50 addl.





$419 per tour

Split tour- $450

 

Omega Tour - Our value tour -- On this tour you participate harnessing and hitching your team but with less overall hands-on dog time. Visit is 1 1/4 hours including a 35 minute spirited ride. Less overall time than our Beta Tour but with all the sledding excitement!
                         Omega tours offered at 3:00 or as available.
                         2 Passengers or up to 4 sharing ride time.
Sleds can accommodate up to 3 people, maximum weight not to exceed 350 pounds. Driver not included.

 



EXTRA WEIGHT / EXTRA PASSENGERS - We have one sled that can accommodate up to 415 pounds - 3 people maximum,  and is available when scheduled and conditions allow.
Extra dogs are required and there is an additional charge for this service.




$295 per tour for 2 people

Addl. $25 per extra person




Extra weight sled-
additional $50 per tour

 

Drive Your Team!

- Our Drive your own team add-on, a once in a lifetime mushing experience. Only available following a tour. Covers approximately 1 mile. $50/Person

 

 $50 per person

 

The Unchained Gang Donation Tour

A glimpse into the wonderful world of ethical dog sledding with the UN-Chained Gang sled dogs. Our program gives you an Alpha Premium Tour while your added donation will help to provide underpriveledged Vermont children a lifetime dogsledding experience.

$1,000 Donation

Extra Weight Sled- We have one sled that can accommodate up to 415lbs and is available when scheduled and conditions allow. Because extra dogs are required, there is an additional charge for this service.

$50 additional

Birthday Party and Large Group Tours - Please call us to discuss your plans and needs

guidelines
   Alpha Ride the Runners Split Tour - The 1 hour Alpha tour that offers families the lifetime ride experience for the first 30 minutes plus, for an aspiring musher, a  Ride The Runners Lesson for the next 30 minute with your team.

$525   


Ride The Runners Lessons
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1 person per dog team learn-to-drive w/expert guide - $25 for add'l person splitting ride time

Two lesson learn to drive package for 1 or 2 people

Four lesson learn to drive package for 1 or 2 people
FOR DESCRIPTION SEE BELOW


Youth discount:
10% off lessons for ages 12-18.  Under age of 12 requests considered on a case by case basis.

$425

$795 

$1395

PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE 6% VERMONT STATE SALES TAX 

 

*All of the above prices are PER SLED, NOT PER PASSENGER. 3 person maximum / 350lbs guest weight per sled. Groups with additional passengers can take turns on one sled or schedule an additional sled to accommodate your group.

 

We offer Vermont residents discounted tours, please call.


DOGSLEDDING RESERVATION/CANCELLATION POLICY -

Reservations are necessary. During busy holiday and vacation periods early booking is encouraged.
A 50% deposit is due upon booking a tour or lesson and is refundable up to 7 days prior to reservation date less a $50 cancellation fee which may be applied to another reservation within that same season.
Deposit is refundable in full if reservation is cancelled by Eden Dogsledding due to weather conditions.
We reserve the right to substitute a cold weather half hour tour/lesson in frigid, extreme cold weather to ensure dog and guest safety.     

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Traveler's Checks and Cash.

 

*Please DO NOT use GPS or Map Quest, ETC. - We do not want you to get lost or stuck on the snowmobile trail! 4-wheel drive and Snow Tires suggested!

CALL JIM TODAY FOR DETAILS AND AVAILABILITY! 802-635-9070

TOUR TIMES:

Tour times are every day at 10:00 am; 12:30 and 3:00 November - February, and 10:00am, 12:30, and 3:30 March -April. Evenings and other times by special appointment. Reservations required.

PLEASE NOTE:

There is a maximum weight limit of 350 pounds of passenger weight per sled and maximum of three passengers per sled. Above this weight a second team and sled must be used to accommodate the group. Another option is a split tour, consisting of passengers taking turns on and off the sled. We have one sled that can accommodate over 350lbs which is available when schedule and conditions allows for an additional charge of $50 because extra dogs are required to pull it.

What to Expect of our UN-Chained Gang Alpha Tour:

The ultimate dog sledding experience! This is one of our largest, most popular and educational tours. You will arrive and park in our designated parking area. Bring your goggles, hats, gloves, boots and warmer clothes to our heated, finished Barn and Learning Center.

For the Premium tour you can expect to be visiting with us for 3 hours. The first part of your tour is about an hour of meeting the dogs, learning about the sport of dog sledding, the roles each dog plays on the team, the care and breeding of our amazing dogs, our distinctive ethical and humane dog care and the various dog powered sports that people participate in. You will be able to ask questions, get on a sled to see how it handles and take lots of pictures as you interact with our dogs. Next you learn to harness and help to hitch the team to the sled.

The second part of your tour is spent on our wonderful, specially engineered trails that are kept well groomed for your fun and safety. The long range views here are really spectacular. There are many opportunities to stop to take pictures. At the end of the ride time there will be the oportunity to drive the sled  with your musher as passenger.  Afterward you can give treats to your canine friends as a reward for the adventure they have just given you - and take more pictures!

The last part of your tour is spent back in the warmth of our learning center. At your request, children receive a colorful Certificate, signed by their musher, this is great for framing and taking to show and tell. We offer hot beverages and cookies while relaxing by the woodstove. A slide show of our huge photo collection is playing on the large screen television and we will answer any further questions that you might have. You may wish to use our changing rooms so that you can go on to a meal in one of the fine area eateries or restaurants. Call 802-635-9070 for any questions that you may have!

What to Expect of our Alpha Premium Split Tour:

The split tour is the same as the Premium - Standard tour as far as the fun, dog centered, educational component for the first hour. The difference is that when you have more than two passengers, and do not wish to book two sleds, we allow your family or group to split the second hour and share ride time with two 30 minute rides. This is accomplished by having some members of your tour start the ride with the dogs for the first half of the tour. The rest of your group accompanies a guide who takes you to a scenic portion of the trail where the dogs and musher will stop so that you can exchange places and take the rest of the tour. Our guests find that this is a way that family and/or two couples can both have the great experience of our dogs and our scenic ride in the midst of three thousand acres of wilderness at a lower cost than booking two sleds. Please note: Booking two or more sleds is fun also because it means that your group will go out together and each member will enjoy a full hour tour with the dogs! Please call 802-635-9070 to answer any questions you may have!

Beta Standard Tour - Harness, Hitch and Hit The Trail Option:

Our most popular tour is 2 hours long and for people who want to experience our wonderful, loving dogs and a great sled dog adventure at our pristine and scenic retreat but not have the extensive educational information of the Alpha Tour. It is also great for families with small children who are not yet old enough to appreciate the educational component that we try to offer here but can still thrill to the ride. You get to meet the dogs, harness and hitch them and then go for a 45 minute sled ride on our beautiful trails - we simply remove part of the educational component of the first hour. After your ride and feeding the dogs their cookie treats, you are welcome in our wood stove heated lounge to sip hot beverages and munch cookies.

Beta Standard Tour - Harness, Hitch and Hit The Trail - Split Tour Option:

The split tour is 2 + hours long and accommodates a family or group who cannot fit in one sled and do not want to book two sleds. The rest of your group accompanies a guide who takes you to a scenic portion of the trail where the dogs and musher will stop so that you can exchange places and take the rest of the tour. When the dogs come by they will stop to let you trade places. Each half of your group will be receiving a ride of 25 minutes - it is a fun packed and a memorable experience. Afterward you can reward the dogs with treats and then warm up in our wood stove heated lounge while enjoying a hot beverage.

 

Lessons are available only Monday thru Thursday. Please inquire.                                                 

Ride the Runners Lessons:

Come and feel the adrenaline rush of driving your own dog team!  Our facility is unique in its ability to offer this lifetime experience. Your first lesson is an orientation of how a dog team is put together, the role each dog plays on the team, driving tips and how the sled functions.  You will ride in the sled and get a sense of the trails' terrain, the speed of the dog team and the feel of the sled. During that lesson you will have an opportunity to ride the runners with your experienced guide. If there are two people you will share this experience together with one sled dog team and one guide. On the second lesson we will give you your own team to drive with the background you gained in your first day's experience, with your guide riding as passenger in the sled giving you instruction and helping you to gain confidence. No extra guests are allowed to ride in sleds driven by our students. If there are two people each of you will have your own experienced guide and dog team.  The two lesson series may be done on consecutive days, or on a single day with a mid-day break for lunch (lunch is not provided, please provide your own meal).

Junior Ride the Runners Lessons (Ages 10 to 15):

For the prospective musher this tour gives a young person the opportunity to learn to drive a 4-6 sled dog team along with an experienced guide on your sled!  We start with an orientation, then you meet and learn to harness and hitch your team.  The next 30 minutes to an hour will be spent on our trails with you driving your team.  Lesson includes sled driving instructions, harnessing dogs, hitching to the sled, mushing on the trail, afterwards watering, un-harnessing and tossing out dog treats.  Each Junior Musher receives a certificate of achievement!

Advanced Junior Ride the Runners Lessons (Ages 10 to 15):

Same as the Junior Ride the Runners experience but includes our longer intermediate trail system lasting between 1 to 1 ½ hours.  A higher level of fitness and strength are important for this adventure.  Also includes information on care, feeding and training. Each Junior Musher receives a certificate of achievement!

The Omega Value Tour

Come for a dog sled ride after your day’s activities. Tour is 1 1/4 hours. When you arrive at the Learning Center you help get the dogs harnessed and hitched to take you for a 35 minute sled ride on our beautiful trails. This is a great way to end a day of skiing, working, or plan a romantic late afternoon, and possibly moonlit tour.


Natural History of the North Woods Snowshoe Tours

Guided nature walks for families or individuals are available at the Eden Mountain Lodge.  Spend 90 minutes learning about our flora and fauna. Observe animal tracks and sign, birds, both native and migratory, and the identification of trees and edible plants. Native wildlife includes deer, moose, bear, bobcats, fishers and varius, small, forest dwellers.
These walks are guided by Eric Wallace, a native Vermonter, local maple syrup producer and lifelong woods-walker.

Longer guided walks (2 hours) are also available for adults interested in rigorous bushwhacking and exploring the unique and remote natural communities of the North Woods.  Please dress for the weather.

One and a half hour treks are $150 family, $100/single  person.  Walks are limited to six people.


OUR COVETED LOVE OF OUR SLED DOGS DONATION TOUR! ($1,000 for 2 people) For those of you who love sled dogs and sledding  and want to give that thrill to others.  After deducting the cost of the Un-Chained Gang Tour center where we are providing ethical dog care - your donation will go towards providing underpriveledged Vermont children the experience of a lifetime.

Your tour begins with meeting your 10 dog team, learning about the UN-Chained Gang's unique husbandry, harnessing and hitching them to the sled and proceeding on the tour of our magical trails!  Afterward we will water dogs, thank them with treats and put them away in their yards!  Don't worry, we won't ask you to clean the dog yard or scoop poop!

We will discuss with you how your donation might to be applied.  Currently we support SledDogWatchDog.com dedicated to bring awareness to the public of abuses at all levels of the sled dog racing and commercial tour industry; and we are building towards founding a non-profit that will support research into dog consciousness, how pack raised/human raised dogs differ from traditionally raised dogs in their ability to interact with humans and aid in supporting challenged adults and children; legislation to specify ethical dog care at all sled dog facilities and kennels; public awareness campaign.  Come have fun and make a difference!  (Please Note:  We welcome donations at all levels - whether or not you come to visit the dogs and take a tour!  Please support the Facebook page, HugASledDogToday! and show your support by writing legislators, resorts and tourism boards to let them know that you will only support Ethical Sled Dog Care.


Please get DIRECTIONS from our website or call us at 802-635-9070 if you have questions. DO NOT use GPS or MAPQUEST as they can send you down seasonal roads. CELL PHONES are not reliable in our area so please inform yourself beforehand.

 

 

 

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