Dog Sledding in Lake Tahoe
If you want the kids to really get excited about something, tell them you're taking them dog sledding. There are numerous places you can do this but keep in mind that they are not always available. It is a fairly fair-weather activity. Definitely make a reservation for this because it will be something you and the little ones will always remember. The tours typically last approximately an hour though that is also dependent on the conditions. Capacity per tour is typically 2 average adults plus two small kids.
Running Creek Sled Dogs - You'll find them at the entrance to Kirkwood Mountain Resort. The tours run on smooth tracks through the unsurpassed beauty of Kirkwood Meadow. Reservations should be made 24 hours in advance. The images on the left are all from Running Creek Sled Dogs at Kirkwood. Click on images to enlarge.
Wilderness Adventures - Hour long tours at the Resort at Squaw Creek or Sugar Bowl Resort. Also available at other locations with required reservation. Check out this Sierra Sun article about Wilderness Adventures. Weekdays they offer longer Wilderness Expedition Tours with an opportunity to learn how to mush.
Husky Express - Located at the Scott Lake turnoff on Highway 88 (approximately 1 1/2 miles west of junction with Highway 89), Husky Express takes tours daily through beautiful Hope Valley. Operator Dotty Dennis has been mushing for over thirty years so you can figure on getting a little history of the valley too. Check out this Reno-Gazette Jounal article about Husky Express.
Photos: Running Creek Sled Dogs