STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. – Sunshine, snow, happy dogs and epic views – what more can you ask for?
Nestled in the Yampa Valley surrounded by snowy-mountain peaks, Grizzle-T Dog & Sled Works is unlike any other dog sledding experience. While the majority of dog sledding programs have their guests sit on a sled that is driven by a tour guide, Grizzle-T teaches guests how to drive their own dog team.
“We take people out and teach them to drive dog teams. We try and offer a hands-on active activity where we take them out in the backcountry and teach them to drive a dog team for twelve and a half miles and hope to get that accomplished in a half-day program,” says owner Kris Hoffman.
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Kris and his wife, Sara, have been running the program together for the last 19 years.
“I’ve got 110 dogs, 2 kids and a partridge in a pear tree,” jokes Kris. “These kids, they love the dogs, they call them all their doggies. They’re basically siblings to the kids. Some days I keep thinking we’re going to wake up and find them in a doghouse if we’re not lucky.”