Husky Sledding in the Alps
Husky sledding in the Alps is a bit different to the long flat snow fields of Scandinavia where the pace is steadier and slightly less sporty !
As you are in the mountains, there is more up and down so it is much more physical than you think ! You will need to give the dogs a helping hand on the steep up hill bits and hold on, steer and make sure the sled doesn't go out of control on the downhill bits.
You can try a taster session, lasting about 10 to 20 minutes on a sledge to see if you like it. Or you can go out for an hour, a half day or full day husky sled into the winter wilderness.
For longer trips, this is a great opportunity to get to know the dogs, helping to prepare them, feed them, pet them, clean up their poo (that's part of the game !) and of course get them working !
There are different sized sleds (from 1 to 4 passengers) so you can either have your own sled and dog team or take it in turns on a shared sled (the perfect solution for people who want a few lazy minutes enjoying the ride while someone else does all the work !)
The dogs are all very well trained and friendly and are always secured by a leash. All our suppliers use fully qualified dog handlers and professional "mushers" with a special license to provide treks and taster sessions with the dogs.
Every year at the beginning of February, the Champsaur and Valgaudemar Valleys in the Southern French Alps host a week of husky sledding races and events.