Meet the Seaveys – considered to be the “first family” of the sport of dog mushing, known most famously by the Iditarod – a dog sled race over 1,000 miles across Alaska. First you have Dan Seavey, the patriarch. Dan helped to organize and participated in the very first Iditarod race. Mitch, his son, grew up with the dog sledding tradition and is a 2-time Iditarod champion. Mitch’s four sons have all carried on the family tradition – Danny has raced the Iditarod 3 times, Tyrell has raced twice, Dallas is the 2014 and 2012 Iditarod champion, setting a new course record in 2014and youngest son Conway has won the Junior Iditarod twice. Both champions, father Mitch and son Dallas, are currently running the 2015 Iditarod race.
The Seavey family extends a remarkable opportunity to Alaskan visitors – come meet their dogs and learn what it takes to to be an Iditarod musher! The family runs a dog sled tour company based in Seward, Alaska – a great day trip for incentive groups staying in Anchorage or at the Alyeska Resort in Girdwood. Tours let you feel the rush of racing along behind a real dog sled team, either in the snow up on Punchbowl Glacier, or near the Seavey homestead in Seward, where you can also tour the kennel. And of course, all tours include a chance to cuddle up to some of the adorable resident Husky puppies, who exude great enthusiasm!
It should be apparent that for an Alaska incentive experience, there’s nothing that can top a dog sled adventure with the Seaveys! The Seaveys are so well-known that they have been featured in places such as Outside magazine, the National Geographic Channel and an ABC/FOX television series seen in the following videos:“We are proud members of the Association of Destination Management Executives International”