Sled dog Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc
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Baptism and dog sledding outing in Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc

Do you dream of an extraordinary experience in the heart of the majestic snow-capped mountains? Let us take you on an exceptional journey to Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc, where the magic of winter blends harmoniously with the incredible energy of sled dogs.

Discover our dogsled baptism and outing activities! Set off on an adventure through the breathtaking snow-covered landscapes of Val Montjoie, while letting yourself be carried away by the ardor and passion of our faithful canine companions.

Dogsled Baptism and Outing A unique experience

Sled dog activity is an extraordinary experience that transports you to the heart of a Nordic universe imbued with magic and adventure.

Guided by an experienced musher, you’ll be introduced to the ancestral art of sled driving, where complicity with your faithful canine companions, such as huskies and malamutes, is essential. You’ll let yourself be carried away through breathtaking snowy landscapes, lulled by the cadenced rhythm of the dogs’ spirited paws and the soothing murmur of the surrounding nature.

Whether you opt for a discovery baptism or an extended outing, this winter experience will offer you a unique blend of emotions, freedom and communion with nature, creating unforgettable memories. A truly enchanting adventure awaits you along the snowy slopes!

The origins of sled dogs

The first traces of dogs used to pull sledges date back over 4,000 years to Siberia, where nomadic peoples began to domesticate wild wolves to help them on their journeys. These domesticated wolves were then crossed with other native dog breeds, giving rise to lines of sled dogs with specific characteristics, such as Siberian huskies and Alaskan malamutes.

Let us guide you Our tips for enjoying

Dress appropriately

To get the most out of your dog sledding experience, it’s essential to wear winter-appropriate clothing. Dress in layers to ensure you stay warm, while still having the option to adjust if you get too hot.

Opt for waterproof and windproof clothing to protect you from the outside elements. Don’t forget to wear warm gloves, a hat and waterproof footwear to keep your hands, head and feet dry and warm throughout the adventure.

Follow the musher's instructions

The mushers, the experienced sled drivers, are there to guide you and ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Listen carefully to their instructions before setting off and during the ride.

They’ll explain how to interact with the dogs, how to sit in the sled, and how to react to different situations. Following the musher’s instructions will ensure the safety of all participants and animals, while maximizing the enjoyment of the experience.

Enjoying the moment

When you find yourself in the sled, surrounded by the beauty of snow-covered landscapes and the sound of dogs’ paws gliding over the snow, take time to fully immerse yourself in the moment. Get away from the worries of everyday life and let yourself be carried away by the magic of adventure.

Enjoy this unique opportunity to bond with the dogs, reconnect with nature and create lasting memories.