Winter in the North Country can present a wide range of weather conditions. For this reason we use and recommend a system of layered clothing proven to be the most sensible, comfortable, adjustable protection for a wide variety of weather and trail conditions and levels of activity.
Your base layer should be long underwear made of wool or silk, or polypropylene, or other synthetics that wick moisture away from your skin, thereby keeping you dry and warm. Stay away from cotton, as it absorbs moisture, holding it against your skin, making you feel cold outdoors. By wearing a lighter-weight synthetic layer next to your skin and topping that with a few layers of outerwear, such as fleece or wool, then finally wearing a windproof outer jacket and pants, you will be prepared to fend off winter's chill, especially when wearing the appropriate winter boots, hats, and mittens or gloves.
TRUST US! Tennis shoes and blue jeans are most definitely NOT suitable outerwear for dog sledding—or any other outdoor activity, for that matter—in winter in northern Minnesota! Once you're here, if we identify any deficiencies in clothing that could cause problems for you out on the trail, we will review your clothing options and make recommendations to rent suitable items. Your safety and comfort is of utmost importance to us!
✔ WINTER BOOTS
✔ WOOL SOCKS
✔ FLEECE TOPS
✔ FLEECE PANTS
✔ SHELL PANTS
✔ SHELL PARKAS
✔ SKI GOGGLES
✔ HEAT PACKS
If you have questions, or wish to reserve specific items, call us at 218-365-4726.