DOG SLED RIDE ON GLACIER 3000
Our website is in French and has not been translated yet. So we have prepared this English webpage in order to inform our foreign customers interested in a dog sled ride on Glacier3000.
HOW DOES IT WORK ?
We run dog sledding at the top of the glacier, on a short track with a very nice view. This short track configuration is excellent for group activities. We can do several loops and then alternate people on the sled. However, due to safety consideration, please understand it is not possible to run large loops out of the track during the winter season (from mid-autumn to mid-spring), while skiing is permitted.
We provide 1 seld, 1 pilot (named "musher") and several dogs (usually 8 or more). The number of people on the sled is limited to 2 adults or 3 children, depending on the snow conditions and the total weight. This is decided by the musher. Each person will take their place on the sled in turn, as is appropriate. Of course, you have the right to hug dogs (but please ask before) which are very kind and friendly, and you can take pictures. There is no age limit for our activities.
HOW TO BOOK IT ?
First, we can not be there any days as we run dog sledding in various places in the region. Yet, we have already planned these dates:
More dates may probably come, will we keep this page up to date. If those dates do not match with your visit schedule, we are really sorry but understand it is not possible for us to run dog sledding anytime.
Then you must contact us
to confirm your schedule, and then finalise your booking online from our partner Valais Discovery
. The payment must
be done to confirm your booking.
Dog sled ride prices are:
- 30 minutes
introduction for group from 1 to 6 people - CHF 200.00
- 60 minutes
introduction for group from 1 to 12 people - CHF 400.00
Of course this is a total price, not an individual one.
We may organise special dates for a minimum of CHF 800.
HOW TO GET THERE ?
Simply take the cable-car up to the Glacier. Then use the short ski-lift to go down, and follow the track going to the middle of the Glacier. After a 5 minutes walk, you will meet our dogs.
ARE THERE OTHER RULES ?
Yes of course ! Please read carefully:
• The price of cable-car transport is not included.
• It is important to arrive on time at the given place. In the event of a client arriving particularly late, the service provider cannot guarantee the entire planned service.
• The client confirms that he/she is aware of the risks linked to sporting activities in natural surroundings in the mountains, and is in good physical health, without any particular problems that are incompatible with the activity on offer (vertigo, cardiac problems, fear of dogs…). However in the event of doubt, please notify Swiss Mushing Company as soon as possible.
• Swiss Mushing Company cannot be held responsible for potential problems linked to injuries, cold, hypothermia, or other illnesses or issues not detailed here. It is advisable to dress warmly, and to wear clothing and shoes suitable for activities at an altitude of over 3,000 metres.
• Disappointing weather conditions (snow, grey skies…) are not a valid reason for cancellation.
• However if Swiss Mushing Company has to cancel the activity due to a force majeure, it will be entirely refunded.
• Please note you will need about 45 minutes to come from the parking (Col du Pillon) to the dog sledding track using cable-car and ski-lift transportation. Thank you for also bearing in mind how busy it can be during peak season.
• If you have dogs, please leave them away or keep them on a leash if you plan to join us on the sledding track.