by Phoebe Droz
As December turns into January, and January threatens to turn into the cold month of February, the frigid temperatures and snowy flurries begin to loose their appeal. Combat this end of winter loathing by making a trip to Kalispell, Montana. The city offers outdoor winter favorites like snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling, but it also offers a less stereotypical way to play in the snow: dog sledding.
For $110 per adult and $55 per child under 12, customers of Dog Sledding Adventures can load up dog sleds with groups of any size. These mushing tours offer a new way to see Stillwater State Forest, as the dogs in front of you, and experienced musher Jeff Ulsamer behind you, guide you through the beautiful scenery that the western side of Glacier National Park has to offer. By reservation from November to mid-April, Ulsamer takes three groups per day out for about an hour and a half tour, depending trail conditions. After the race through Montana’s beautiful backyard, Ulsamer returns you to his lodge, where you can warm up by the fire with homemade cookies and hot chocolate and sign the guest book.
For more information visit: http://www.dogsledadventuresmontana.com/