Ski / Drive Your Own Team Package

from $355.00

Make a day of it and explore the trail system by dog team and skis.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    10+, Family, Ski
  • Activity Level Moderate
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  • Group Size Small Group
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All about the Ski / Drive Your Own Team Package.

The SnowFarm has over 50 km of groomed trails, why not take the whole day to explore them.  Start with a sled dog tour, enjoy a meal in the Snow Lodge with some of the best views in the region and then take the afternoon to ski until the mountain closes.

 

Duration – all day. Allow 75 minutes for the sled dog experience which includes an introduction to the dogs, tuition and a 30 minute daylight run.  After lunch you are free to ski until the mountain closes at 1600.

Tour Type – this is a “Drive Your Own Team” tour (Self Drive).  You will join a group of other guests unless a private tour is specifically requested (this will incur additional cost)

Configuration – one guest per sled.  Guests are not able to sit in the basket of a sled driven by another guest for safety reasons.

Driving another guest in your basket

Driving your own team

General:

  • Maximum  weight – 115kg
  • Minimum age of children riding – 10 years old, however there are exceptions so please call and ask.
  • A basic level of fitness is required (the ability to walk up a hill), however guides can assist in difficult sections.

Gift Cards – upon confirmation of your order your gift voucher will be created and sent to you electronically. You will receive your electronic gift voucher within 24 hours.  Gift vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • We provide the ride (team of dogs, sled, guide and stunning alpine trails)
  • A Guide to lead the sled dog tour
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Skis
  • Trail pass
  • Group Ski Lesson
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Transport to and from the tour site
  • Warm weather clothing
  1. Drive Your Own Team Starts at 1030

    Get booked in and shown around before you get started. Start your day with a sled dog tour commencing with an introduction to the world of sled dogs, the equipment and of course the dogs themselves. Learn how to set up your own team and interact with the dogs while you learn the ropes from one of our instructors. Then it is your turn to take the team for a spin, taking command of your own team of Huskies and driving them along the beautiful trails provided by the Snow Farm.

     

  2. Buffet Lunch 1200 - 1300

    Once your sled dog tour is complete enjoy a buffet lunch in the comforts of the Snow Lodge overlooking the trail system.

  3. Cross Country Skiing 1300

    After lunch it’s time to get you back on the trails but this time on a set of cross country skis.  After getting fitted out with your skis you will have a group cross country ski lesson lasting approximately an hour.  After that it’s your chance to explore the trail system on your own until the mountain closes at 1600.

Ski type clothing is perfect. Please ensure you wear layers so you can warm up or cool down as needed.  A warm hat and gloves are essential.  Hiking type boots are ideal, something you can walk on snow in and not get wet if the days warms up a little.  Bring a change of socks if you think your feet might get wet.  A neck warmer / scarf is a great idea also.  Bring your sun glasses as well.

We have taken thousands of people out on the self drive tour and its very straightforward if you listen to your guide.  A majority of guests have never met a dog team before let alone driven one but they do awesome.  We highly recommend you drive your own team.  A guide will be in support throughout the tour.

This may be common practice overseas, but we do not allow it here.  This is due to the nature of the trails, it can be technical in places and should you flip or loose your sled then the passenger could easily get hurt.  Our Guides are specially training to take guests in the baskets.

No we do not advise this. You do so at your own risk.

A basic level of fitness is required, the ability to walk up a hill in snow is adequate. Whilst the dogs do a majority of work there are some hills they do need help on.  Our guides are there to support and will assist if you need it.  Please consider that the tours operate at approximately 1500m (5000ft).  This can make things a little more difficult then you would normally expect at sea level.

Before you get unleashed onto the trail system with your skis you will join a group ski lesson where a ski instructor will teach you everything you need to know.  After that there is nothing stopping you from exploring the 50km + of trail.

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