Tours are an ideal way for anyone to learn more about a new city without resorting to drastic measures such as running for mayor. Get acquainted with Girdwood the easy way with today's Groupon: for $189, you get a 60-minute dog sled tour for two at Chugach Express (a $378 value). Tours are available by reservation seven days a week.
Leading a team of huskies, Dario Martinez—a nine-time Iditarod musher—pulls pairs of passengers through an Alaskan wonderland during 60-minute dogsled tours. As regal pines fly past and the Northern Lights polka dance to the wind's rendition of "Roll Out the Barrel," guests glide through mounds of powdery snow in the majestic Moose Meadows. Wind flows freely through tresses, enlivening the senses as Dario offers the reins to passengers who seek the chance to drive the dogs along the path. For those who prefer to cuddle deeper into sleds, Dario can chauffeur the tour beginning to end. Before tours kick off, guests tour the kennel and meet the pups while Dario leads instruction on the differences between historic and modern-day mushing and dishes stories and secrets to leading a team of dogs without the incentive of rescuing Timmy from a well.