Selfies: A day with the Krabloonik sled dog teams |

Selfies: A day with the Krabloonik sled dog teams

There is an overall team of 13 mushers who together take care of 215 dogs at Krabloonik. Each individual team is made up of 8-10 dogs depending on trail conditions that day and the weight of the sled. The mushers spend their day doing chores which includes, cleaning kennels, medicating, watering and feeding the dogs as well as taking guests on rides. Krabloonik breeds all of their dogs at the kennel and have brought in dogs from Alaska to keep the more traditional look of an Alaskan sled dog. The teams at Krabloonik believe that mushing is about passion for the dogs, the sport and the outdoors. Krabloonik is a combination mountain dining and dogsledding adventure located in Snowmass Village. Danny and Gina Phillips took over operations in 2014 after previous owners were found violating three rules for dog-breeder facilities in Colorado, as well as allegations of dog abuse. Since then the Phillips have made it their mission to share the knowledge and passion that comes with working with Alaskan sled dogs.

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