Alaska Icefield Expeditions and Gold Rush Dog Tours

Glacier Dog Sledding Tours

Come join our award winning staff, as we provide an amazing experience to our guests. If you are into glaciers, dogs, and helicopters, then read on.

We offer dogsled rides on glaciers in southeast Alaska, near Juneau and Skagway. These glaciers are only accessible by helicopter.

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About Alaska Icefield Expeditions and Gold Rush Dog Tours

Join our team of Iditarod, Yukon Quest, and Professional Athletes for the opportunity to work in one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Our passion for mushing and the North Country is exemplified by the personal attention guests receive from our staff.  As an Alaskan Family Owned and Operated Business, we strive to present guests with an authentic Alaskan Experience.

Ideal Candidate

We are looking for energetic, enthusiastic folks who are good team players. Must be capable of working well with others in a remote and community living environment. All positions are seasonal.

Prior glacier travel experience, extended backpacking, Wilderness medicine skills welcome. 

  • Have a great attitude
  • Be able to live and work well with others
  • Be able to live and work with 250+ huskies
  • Be able to live and work in harsh weather
  • Hard working is a must
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Clean and neat appearance
  • In good shape and can lift 50 lbs.
  • Very attentive in regards to safety
  • Have a love of dogs
  • Be able to work the entire season
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or have green card.  We are not sponsoring any work visas at this time.
  • Be First Aid/CPR certified before the beginning of the season and must be valid through the end of the season.

Room and Board

Living on a glacier is an adventure in itself. Housing is 2 to 4 people living in vinyl Quonset huts.  There is a full-time cook on staff to provide all meals. There is no charge for room and board.  One day off a week in town.  We have housing provided there too. You pay for food in town.

Employee Perks

  • Have an experience like none other!
  • Commute to work every week with a helicopter!
  • Work with a wonderful group of people. Most come back every year and are considered family.

Getting Here and Getting Around

The employee is responsible for getting to either Juneau or Skagway. Most folks fly in, although some elect to take the ferry or drive. We will provide transportation from the airport or ferry terminal. There is a fuel compensation for mushers who bring their own dogs.

For Fun

One word. Alaska.

Our Jobs

Our season runs from the beginning of May through September. We are looking for:

  • Experienced Dog Mushers, both with or without dogs
  • Tour Attendant/Dog Handler, with or without experience
  • Cook
  • Snowcat Operator/Tour Attendant
  • Ground Expediter
  • Sled Dogs, both with or without mushers

How to Apply

If you are still interested, simply take a tour at our web site and fill out an on-line application. Click here.

Do you love dogs but the thought of living on the glacier is a little to much? We also have most of the same positions available at our Gold Rush Sleddog Tours.  A tour operation that is nestled in the mountains near Juneau offering cart tours.  Check it out.

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