Registration Policies – The Fine Print

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All guests will learn how to harness a sled dog.

A White Wilderness trip is a complete package. We provide everything except personal clothing. (Some winter clothing is available for rent.) All prices include lodging, meals, guides, instruction, equipment, and of course, the dog teams. Transportation to the kennel is not included.

Deposits: For multi-day trips, a deposit of $200 is required at the time you make your reservation.  For day trips, a deposit of $100 per person is required at the time you make your reservation. The balance is due 30 days prior to the start of your trip. All prices are subject to Minnesota sales tax. We accept Visa and Mastercard online, and personal checks via mail.

Pre-Trip Information: At the time of your reservation we send you our “Guide to Keeping Warm” along with other information you will need to know. We include a personal information form and a liability waiver to be signed and returned at least three weeks prior to the trip.

Cancellations: If you need to cancel your trip 30 days or more prior to the start of the trip, you may apply the deposit to one of our trips within the next year.

Winter Conditions: Dogsledding requires the least amount of snow of any winter snow sport. We often have snow when nearby there is limited snow.  That said, we occasionally do encounter conditions that are insufficient. If trail conditions are sufficient but may require more physical agility or technical ability, you may either choose to participate, postpone or cancel and get your deposit back.  If White Wilderness deems the conditions unsafe or undoable and cancels the trip, you may either postpone or cancel and get your deposit back. We will honor deposits for the next season.  We run our trips regardless of cold weather. We will not refund deposits for cold or inclement weather.

Group Rates for Full Day Trips: For groups of six or more adults, receive $50 off per person. For groups of ten or more, the coordinator receives their trip free. For information on custom programs and non-profit group programs, please contact us.

Group Rates for Multi-Day Packages: For groups of four or more on Premier (solo sled trips) or six on Shared Sled trips, receive 15% off per person. For groups of ten or more, take 20% off.

Youngsters: For kids 12 and under we offer discounts of 20% off the adult price. The minimum age is 8 for day trips. However, some trips are unsuitable for young kids. The minimum age for wilderness camping trips and the Winter Odyssey is 16. Generally speaking, shared sled trips are designed for families with children. There is some flexibility when booking a custom trip or private group. Please call us to discuss the best options for kid-friendly programs.

Family Discounts: Two parents receive a 10% discount when accompanied by two children (each receiving the 20% discount). Returning White Wilderness Mushers Returning mushers each receive a $75 discount. Each friend brought along who has not yet been on one of our trips receives a $25 discount. Discounts apply only to multi-day trips, and only one discount applies per person, per trip.

Weekend and Holiday Rates: Weekends include Saturdays and Sundays. Holiday Rate dates include Dec 26-Jan 1, Presidents’ Day and Martin Luther King Day. We are closed December 24-25.

Solo Travelers: Those traveling alone use our single occupancy rate to pay for lodging costs incurred for your private room.

Gift Certificates: Give the unique gift of a sled dog trip. When you give the gift of a sled dog trip, we send the recipient a gift certificate along with their confirmation packet.

Thank you for taking time to read through our registration policies.