Arctic Winter Adventures

Have the adventure of a lifetime working as a Dog Mushing / Sled Guide taking people on trips to view the Northern Lights!

Arctic Winter Adventures offers the best dog sledding experience in and around Fairbanks. We are a fast growing business looking to also grow our team. Customer service is our No 1. priority and we give people a bucket list experience that they keep for the rest of their lives. 

Just 18 miles north of Fairbanks, perched on top of a hill with a 220-degree view of the night's sky at the edge of the wilderness - we've got the best Aurora watching site in and around the Fairbanks area!

About Arctic Winter Adventures

AWA is looking for people friendly, outgoing and dog loving individuals. you need to be an adventurous spirit and not shy away from hard physical labor in very cold conditions. Temps can drop as low as 30 below in the winter in Alaska.

The Employee Experience

I personally answered a CoolWorks ad 17 years ago and that is how it all started for me! Alaska provided me with the adventure of a lifetime, and now I'm excited to pass that opportunity forward. We value our dogs, our employees, and our guests. This is your chance to experience Alaska at its best, in the magic of winter with incredible dogs, colleagues and a fun and positive environment to work in. 

During time off you are more than encouraged to take a dog team on a training run around our trails which are considered some of the best in Alaska to mush on. 

Ideal Candidate

We need flexible, fun loving and hard working people who would like to give our guest from all over the world an unforgettable experience from the back of a dog sled. Days off come short noticed and rare but you will have the time of your life working on top of this beautiful location. if you are a person that doesn't mind hard work, lots of outdoors and adventure then we'd love to have you join our team! 

Room and Board

You will live in an apartment a few miles from the property with 2 others. you will be provided with a car to drive to and from work.

Room and board are included. You'll receive pay per trip/tour depending on your experience level. Tips will be included as well.

Employee Perks

Mushing dogs in Alaska every day.

Getting Here and Getting Around

If you arrive at the airport we will pick you up. you don't need a vehicle here. We will provide you with one for trips to town (once a week to get groceries) and to get to/from your provided employee housing. 

For Fun

We do our best to make sure that our staff has time to enjoy our local hot springs and the city life of Fairbanks. 

Our Jobs

We are a young team of guides and we are therefore looking for additional guides who are willing to help out with dog sled trips that last from 30 minutes to 1 hour. our tour schedule starts early in the morning and last sometimes late into the nights for Aurora tours.

This job will start on November 1st and will through the winter until April 10th. If you think you've got what it takes to guide people with a bunch of furry huskies around our trails we'd love to hear from you. 

In addition to guiding, this job will also involve the following:

  • basic care of our 60 Huskies
  • training runs with the tour dogs (up to 50-mile runs)
  • equipment preparation and dog poop cleaning
  • helping our team to prepare for dog sled racing

How to Apply

Please send an email to including your resume, 3 most recent references, and provide a little background about you and what you have been doing the past 5 years. 

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