An adventure ride that proposes to tour the snowy forests on a sled pulled by alaskan and siberian husky dogs.
We reached the ski resort and took the gondola up to the 1,600 platform. Cecilia was expecting us at the cozy huskies cabin in the forest. She told us we had to wait for a while because the sleds had gone out with a family of tourists. We took advantage of the opportunity to talk about this winter activity, which is becoming more and more popular at the main ski resorts.
Pablo Germann, the owner of this undertaking, arrived in San Martín de los Andes from Ushuaia 10 years ago. A pioneer in the use of sleds pulled by dogs in South America, Pablo participated in Pirena, one of the most famous events summoning both dogs and mushers. After this unique tour, her friend and competitor Monique Bené gave him a couple of Alaskan dogs as a gift, with which he began his activities at the resort.
At present, he has 54 Siberian and Alaskan Huskie dogs, all of them cared and trained by one of the mushers, Jorge Vázques. While I was waiting for the ride to start, I was amused by taking photographs of the children playing with the dogs, as if they were old friends.
Level of Difficulty: low
Duration: 25 minutes
Timetables: In the winter season, from 9:30 am every half an hour until 5pm.
Recommendations: An amusing ride with the family. Special for the children. Not recommended for pregnant women. Rom the City de San Martín de los Andes, take National Route 234, bordering Lake Lácar, up to the junction with National Route 19, which after 5km gets to the base of Mount Chapelco.
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