Frequently Asked Questions
What should we wear?
Wear your snowsuit, jacket or pants that you would if skiing or snowboarding. Goggles, warm waterproof gloves and winter snow boots are highly recommended. If you do not have the proper attire Blackcomb Dog Sled will supply you head to toe with whatever equipment you are missing.
Where do we meet prior to the tour?
Blackcomb Dog Sled has an office on the lobby level of the Hilton Whistler Resort. We also pick-up from all major Whistler Village hotel locations. If you have your own transport and prefer to drive directly to our base facilities there is plenty of onsite parking. Please see the Locate page for more information on how to find our office and base.
What is included in the price?
Transportation to and from our Callaghan base (10-15 min), snow boots, clothing & goggles (if required), & guide.
How many people on a sled?
There is a maximum of 2 adults and 1 small child per sled (minimum 2 y.o)
How many dogs will be on my team?
Depending on the snow pack and sled weight we generally run 6-8 dogs per sled.
Can we bring treats for the dogs?
We have treats at the trail for the dogs, just ask if you wish to feed your team.
Can we pet the dogs?
Absolutely! They would be offended if you didn’t!
Do the dogs enjoy pulling the sled?
All you have to do is watch the hook up and the excitement that the dogs show by lunging and barking to know they love what they were born and bred for generations to do.
Do I get to mush?
Absolutely, participation is key and strongly encouraged. Jump on the back and learn the commands or just sit back and relax in the sled.
How much distance will we cover?
On the average 2.5 hour tour you will spend 45-55 minutes on the trail. Depending on the snow pack and running conditions the dogs usually cover 6km, Whistler’s longest dog sled trail!
Release of Liability and Waiver Form
It is mandatory for all tour participants to sign a Release of Liability and Waiver Form. Any participant under the age of 19 must have a parent or guardian sign on their behalf.
What is the cancellation policy?
Tours are non refundable within 24 hours of tour departure. Groups on 10 or more require 72 hour notification of cancellation. Group cancellation with out 72 hours will be non-refundable. Blackcomb Snowmobiles Ltd. reserves the right to cancel tours due to inclement weather, foreseeable hazards, insufficient bookings or events beyond our control. Full refunds will be made or alternate dates will be offered in these unlikely events.
I’m pregnant, can I participate in the dog sledding?
Adventure sport activities are not recommended for individuals who suffer back or neck pain, heart or respiratory distress. Consult your physician prior to participation. Safety regulations require that Blackcomb Dog Sled does not permit pregnant women to ride as driver or passenger. All mother’s to be are welcome on our snowcat dinner tours.
Is there a maximum weight for the dog sled?
The ideal weight for a smooth ride is maximum 350lbs. Please keep this in mind when organizing sleds with 2 larger people or 2 adults and a child.