Frequently Asked Questions

What are your COVID-19 Policies?

The health and safety of our staff, huskies, visitors, and community have always been our top priorities. Due to COVID-19, we are implementing enhanced policies to ensure the safety of our guests and staff. You can read our Winter 2020 & 2021 COVID-19 Policy, here

Do I need reservations for winter tours?

Yes, you need to reserve your spot on a winter tour. We do not accept walk-ups. You can book your tour here.

Do you have suggestions for what kind of clothing to wear on a winter tour?

Yes, check out our blog post What Do I Wear for an Alaskan Dog Sled Tour? There you will find detailed information about what you’ll need for your winter tour at Trail Breaker Kennel.

Guests must remember to bring their own winter gear, boots, hat, neck covering, and gloves. Alaskan weather can be unpredictable and cold! We highly recommend bringing the following items to keep you comfortable and warm throughout your tour.

  • Warm base layers that fit snuggly, such as wool socks, long underwear, and a long sleeve shirt
  • Mid-layers for insulation such as sweatpants, fleece pullovers, and sweaters.
  • Outer layers that act as a wind barrier and a heat trap. We suggest a winter coat and snow pants.
  • You will also want winter boots, gloves, hats, and a neck gator or balaclava to keep you extra warm.

If guests are questioning what to bring, we suggest bringing more warm weather clothes than less. The entirety of this experience takes place outside and we do not want you getting cold.

Do you guys provide extra winter gear?

No, we do not provide extra winter gear for guests. Guests must provide their own winter gear. If guests don’t want to invest in cold weather gear, we highly recommend renting quality outerwear through our partners at Alaska Element . For $30 per person per day, they will hook you up with all the winter gear you will need to keep you warm for a winter vacation in Fairbanks. Send an email to heather@alaskaelement.com, let her know that Trail Breaker Kennel sent you, and they will handle all the rest.

Remember to check out our blog post What Do I Wear for an Alaskan Dog Sled Tour? . before your visit to make sure you’re dressed properly for your winter Alaskan adventure.

Do you have suggestions for what kind of clothing to wear?

Yes. Due to COVID-19 sanitization requirements, Trail Breaker Kennel will not provide winter gear for guests. Guest must bring their own winter gear, boots, hat, neck covering, and gloves. Alaskan weather can be unpredictable and cold! We highly recommend bringing the following items to keep you comfortable and warm throughout your tour.

  • Warm base layers that fit snuggly, such as wool socks, long underwear and a long sleeve shirt.
  • Mid-layers for insulation such as sweatpants, fleece pullovers and sweaters..
  • Outer layers that act as a wind barrier and heat trap. We suggest a winter coat and snow pants..
  • You will also want winter boots, gloves, hats, and a neck gator or balaclava to keep you extra warm.

If guests are questioning what to bring, we suggest bringing more warm weather clothes than less. The entirety of this experience takes place outside and we do not want you getting cold.

What if I need to cancel or modify my tour?

You can easily cancel or modify your tour up to 24 hours before your tour date. You can cancel your tour by clicking the “Cancel booking” link in your confirmation email, emailing us at tours@trailbreakerkennel.com or calling us at 907-347-7274.
If you need to cancel your tour, we ask that you do so as soon as possible. If cancelled 24 hours before your tour, you will receive a full refund. If cancelled within 24 hours of your tour, you will receive a 50% refund. Tours that are not cancelled will be charged the full amount.

Are there age restrictions for your winter tours?

Yes, due to safety concerns, guests who participate in our Dog Sled Ride must be at least 6 years old.

Is transportation to the kennel included in your winter tours?

No, we do not provide transportation to the kennel. Guests must make their way to and from the kennel on their own. If you are in need of transportation, we suggest using one of the taxi services in Fairbanks. For a list of the taxis in Fairbanks, click here.

Is there parking at the kennel?

Yes, parking is available at the kennel for those guests who have their own car. When you arrive on property, follow the paw print signs to the kennel. Follow these until you see a fire pit and table outside our kennel. Park your car there and warm up by the fire. One of our guides will meet you there to start your tour.

Do you operate tours in all types of weather?

In very rare occasions, there may be a time when we need to cancel a tour due to the extreme temperature. If we cancel, you will be given a choice to reschedule your tour or receive a full refund. Additionally, if the weather becomes a problem during your tour, our mushers reserve the right to shorten your tour.

Where is the kennel located?

We are located in Fairbanks, Alaska. If you have booked a winter tour, you will receive a confirmation email with detailed instructions on how to get yourself to the kennel. The kennel is located on private property, so we ask that only those who have a confirmed tour make their way to the kennel.

What if I have mobility issues, can I still participate in your winter tours?

We work to provide everyone with a great experience, no matter their level of mobility. However, our winter activities require guests to do minimal walking through snow around our kennel. For guests participating in a dog sled ride, they will need to be able to seat themselves in a sled close to the ground. Our mushers will be there to help, but if you, or anyone in your party has concerns about mobility please email us at tours@trailbreakerkennel.com or give us a call at 907-347-7274. We will be happy to chat with you and work out a way for you to get the most out of your visit.