About Snow Caps Sled Dogs

We have been raising and training Siberian Huskies for over 28 years in the beautiful Swan Valley of Breckenridge, Colorado. We have about 150 huskies that are not just hard working sled dogs but they are also extremely friendly. We along with every member of our staff take pride in how our dogs are treated and how they are trained.

Snow Caps has been a family run kennel since it’s beginning in 1984. Started by Husky lover Jim Pasholka, he and his family gave dogsled tours to tourists visiting the area. In 1994 John Paiement, a former employee, purchased Snow Caps. John and his two sons worked to grow the kennel and the business. In 1996 the Paiements partnered with Good Times Adventures to bring the ultimate dog sledding experience to Summit County, Colorado. John passed away in 2006 leaving the kennel to his son Orion. Some day Orion hopes to leave the kennel to his daughter Penelope and son Palmer. Today we have over 15 employees that work hard to make Snow Caps a great place to be for our dogs and our customers.

Testimonials


  • We had the best time visiting Snow Caps. We started in the morning with the snow mobiling and that afternoon we did the dog sledding. The kids had a blast as well as we did. We ended up adopting Collene one of the retired sled dogs. She is a Angel, and
    loves our other husky. Anyone that goes here will have a blast!! The guides are really great and know what they are doing. We can’t wait to go back there. Thank you Snow Caps for the BEST springbreak vacation ever!!

    -The Dorr Family


  • We visited Snow Caps last summer (August ’09) and had the time of our lives! We didn’t anticipate leaving with such a large souvenir, but are so glad that we did! We adopted Sea Breeze one of the retirees. He has been an amazing addition to our home. He
    still loves to pull and gets lots of exercise and bike rides to do so. Everyone we come across loves and adores him…and thinks he’s a puppy, not a (nearly) 10 year old! He’s been an absolute dream! We’ve told everyone we come across about Snow Caps. We cannot
    speak highly enough of the staff and all the pups! We’d love (and intend) to visit again sometime in the near future!

    -The Heston’s


  • We visited Snow Caps last summer (August ’09) and had the time of our lives! We didn’t anticipate leaving with such a large souvenir, but are so glad that we did! We adopted Sea Breeze one of the retirees. He has been an amazing addition to our home. He
    still loves to pull and gets lots of exercise and bike rides to do so. Everyone we come across loves and adores him…and thinks he’s a puppy, not a (nearly) 10 year old! He’s been an absolute dream! We’ve told everyone we come across about Snow Caps. We cannot
    speak highly enough of the staff and all the pups! We’d love (and intend) to visit again sometime in the near future!

    -The Heston’s


  • Our family had a blast visiting Snow Caps and doing the tour over the 4th of July weekend. The drive over from Breckenridge was filled with great mountain scenery. Sarah was awesome at introducing us to the many wonderful dogs and telling us about their
    different roles pulling the sleds as well as their individual stories and personalities. Our 10 yr old has special needs and just loved being able to hold the huskie puppies on her lap. Thank you again for a great time and we highly recommend a visit to Snow
    Caps!

    -John Hower


  • My family and I had a great visit to Snow Caps today! Got to meet most of the dogs and hold some 5-week old puppies! The experience and our guide were great, and we highly recommend paying a visit.

    -Kim Voelker


  • My husband and I visited Snow Caps Aug 18, 2010 and we had a really good time! I was excited to see that we could have a “summer mush” with the dogs!! All the dogs were beautiful, friendly and the puppies were so adorable and sweet. Blake was very knowledgeable
    and answered all our questions (and patient with the two kids in the other group) Blake seemed to truly love working with all the dogs. I liked that there were only 4 others there at the time so we could really get some one on one time with the dogs and our
    guide. I wish I could remember all the dogs’ names to go with my pictures! lol I had a great time and for the rest of my trip to Breckenridge I wanted to go back to see the puppies! I will definitely return to see the dogs and puppies the next time we are
    in the area. I was happy to see someone else love dogs (animals) as much as I do. Thank you so much! Great thing you have going!

    -Karla


  • Best Christmas present for my daughter and her 4 cousins up at Skytop, PA: a tour of the sled dog kennel and a ride with a 10 dog team, complete with a fantastic bald eagle sighting and beautiful view of Skytop Lodge in the sunset as Jared commanded “Haw”
    and we headed back to the kennel. The huskies were great, comfortable with the kids going around hugging them, and loving them. Thanks SnowCaps at Skytop, PA -Aunt Amy

    -Amy Cochrane


  • We came and sledded today and had a fantastic time. The check in process was simple and all the staff friendly. Our guide, Valerie was fantastic. We met all the dogs, and Valerie gave easy to follow instructions. Lots of pictures with the dogs and we were
    off. With only six people per sled, each of us got to drive the sled two times in a ride that took well over an hour. We regularly stopped for pictures and Valerie answered all our questions. The whole experience exceeded our expectations. Well done!

    -The Nelson Family


  • Dog sledding was the highlight of my trip! I was traveling by myself for work but felt very welcomed by my group and the staff. Our guide, Dave, was fun and knowledgable, and it was obvious that he loves his job and the dogs! He accomodated everyone on
    our trip, from me (who wanted an adrenaline rush and a challenge!) to a young 10 year old gal, and we all had a blast! I would recommend Snow Caps to anyone who wants to do something unique and fun on their vacation and experience some really beautiful scenery.
    I look forward to my next trip out to visit! Thanks Dave and Snow Caps and all the beautiful huskies for a great time!

    -Carrie K


  • We had a fantastic adventure this morning with our guide Valerie and her team of 4 legged friends! It was a blast! We will most defiantly be back with more friends and family. If you’re visiting Summit County this should be on your list of adventures!!

    -Scherr Mushers


  • We had the best time snowmobiling and Dog Sledding. Both of our guides were great. Special thanks to Brown, he was the BEST! I still cannot believe that we were not the worst he ever had taken sledding. Thanks to him for putting up with us and all the
    tuck and rolls. The dogs were great also. I wish I could have adopted one, but TOO hot in Georgia for them. Again, thank you Brown and your sled team for putting up with us southern women. We had a blast, have not laughed that in a long time!

    -Becky Mitchell


  • Snowcaps is one of the most amazing experiences we’ve had on a vacation, ever. I’ve been to many places, but have never experienced such a warm, friendly and inviting atmosphere. The dogs are truly amazing as well as the fine people that work there. You
    can tell they truly love these dogs and they are part of their family. Blake was an awesome host! Thank you for the time to educate and entertain our family on our summer vacation to the beautiful Rocky Mountains. We will be back!

    -The Hubbard family


  • I’ve been on 2 dogsled rides at snow caps and subsequently, adopted 2 dogs from them. The dogsled rides were a lot of fun and everyone was super friendly! We adopted a puppy from snow caps 2 1/2 years ago and she is AMAZING! She has a ton of energy for running around outside with us, but loves to curl up on the couch and be petted most of all. We also adopted a 7 1/2 year old dog about 7 months ago and he is the sweetest most loving dog ever. All he wants to do is be petted by everyone he meets. His favorite thing is laying down in his tiny bed (he’s about 67lbs) and sleeping near us. Whenever I contact snow caps for anything, whether it be to schedule a dog sled ride or with questions about our dogs, they are always extremely helpful and nice to work with. Thanks so much for everything!

    -Ann


  • We just got home from a great Breckenridge vacation that included an AWESOME afternoon at Snow Caps. We took the summer tow and had a blast. Sarah our musher guide was very friendly and informative! We loved our “behind the scenes” tour with all 148 of their wonderful dogs. Thanks!!

    -Lesly and Colleen

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