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Musher & Sled driver, mushing in France

On 2022-02-16

In Pet News



The musher or mushing is very fashionable and particularly requested by individuals in France wishing long rides on snow sled with carriage dogs or a simple baptism with a musher leader of sled dogs.

Mushing is a recent activity that concentrates about 200 mushers in France trained in a school specializing in snow sledding, canine harnessing and driving training. The musher or sled driver is an independent who has a level Sleigh tray on snow, kart on land and cani-rando to carry out baptisms and guided walks with the general public and a level Bac +2 to become a musher trainer and offer individual or collective mushing training.


Apart from being a tourist guide allowing the discovery of the small and medium mountain, the musher is also, an excellent canine educator, behaviorist and animal rescuer to meet the physiological needs of dogs and possible unforeseen injuries and fatigue during mountain getaways. Within the sled, there is a place dedicated to a tired or injured dog called the dog bag.

In general, a sled on snow is composed between 6 and 8 carriage dogs in order to allow the boat of tourists in addition to the musher the driver of the snow sled.

Walks with sled dogs and the assistance of a professional musher are for half a day or a full day to discover the mountain landscapes as well as the canine world and the various sled dogs that exist such as Alaskan Husky, Siberian Husky, Samoyed, Alaskan Malamute or Greenland Dog and Canadian Eskimo.

Mushing is a very fun sliding sport for musher, passengers and team dogs naturally eager for snow races combined with an intensive long-distance race. Sled dogs are considered great sportsmen with strong endurance.


What prices for a musher or sled driver with carriage dogs in France?

Prices are not defined in France for mushing, prices are free and vary according to the mushers who operate as a self-employed person or company.

Most mushers make their price grid and tariff available within their website.


How to find a musher to take a walk in the mountains with sled dogs

Via search engines or via the online directory, it is easy to find a musher anywhere in France at the Mountain.


Discover the mushers list in France:

In the Alpes (Haute-Savoie), the Vosges, the Pyrenees:

La Grave, Chamonix, Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, Bonneval-sur-Arc, Malaucène, Saint-Véran, Embrun, Morzine, Valmorel, Isola, Courchevel, Crévoux, Ancelle, Val d'Allos,

And in Abondance, Albiez-Montrond, Arêches-Beaufort, Aussois, Châtel, La Clusaz, La Rosière, Le Grand Bornand, Les Angles, Les Carroz, Les Saisies, Megève, Méribel, Peisey-Vallandry, Val d'Isère, Vaujany, Villard-de-Lans, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise, Combloux, Les Houches, Villard de Lans-Corrençon, Serre Chevalier...