Vermont Sled Dog Rides & Adventures
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Smugglers Notch Tours
A True Alpine Adventure
As winter sets in several of the high mountain passes are closed to vehicle traffic for the winter. Smugglers Notch is through the highest peaks in the State. When many places in Vermont are lacking the snow, Smuggler Notch gets the snow and retains it. This makes it the go to place for alpine training and recreation.
Rob, owner of October Siberians, has been running in the Notch since the beginning of his sled dog lifestyle. As with any adventure sport you learn from the thrills and spills of taking on the challenge. This is the most technically challenging run we offer, and Robs pulls out all the tricks to keep the adrenaline levels in check. As the passenger and second drive the clients also needs to make the right moves to keep us upright. When the decent through the switchbacks are executed well, the hoots and hollers are earned.
Due to the challenges of this run clients are strongly advise to bring and wear a helmets, and dress for alpine weather conditions.
Smuggler's Notch Tours: are offered as a back up location, when snow is not cooperating and can be requested in advance and when multiply trips are request. We suggest Wednesday to not compete with weekend crowds Meeting location is in Stowe Vt. where Rt108 ends, just pass Stowe Mt. Resort
Start at $383 for two passengers; this rate includes Park entrance fee and 6% sales tax. Additional passenger rates are:
• Adults (13 & older) $175.60
• Children (3 to 12) $122.60
On-line bookings incurs a 6% booking fee.
Gratuities for our volunteer help is much appreciated
Rates shown are for a single sled. A single sled carries a maximum weight of approximately 400 lbs. total for all passengers (not including your tour guide). Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Advance booking is required to reserve your tour or ride. We recommend you book early due the popularity of our tours and limited availability of time slots.
Contact October Siberians at 802-482-3460 or by email.
"Rob's dogs are amazing , they are the best behaved dog team in the State!"
~ Elizabeth Strobridge,
former Stowe Animal Control Officer and Musher