Valley Snow Dogz

Valley Snow Dogz, Campton: Hours, Address, Valley Snow Dogz Reviews: 5/5

Valley Snow Dogz
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8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Sled dog rides and tours during spring, fall and winter months. Wheels during the non-snowy months and sleds during the winter. A family of mushers and their lovable sled dogs. Various locations in the White Mountains and Lakes Region including Waterville Valley, Thornton And Squam Lake. Great fun for families,groups and for special occasions and events. Year-round sled dog education and kennel tours
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CyndieLouB
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I was originally searching for sleigh rides during my recent stay in NH and while researching I came across the Valley Snow Dogz! This is a hidden gem of an experience and surprisingly many locals don't even know about this! From the moment I emailed Lidia (owner/musher) she couldn't have been any nicer. She was quick to answer my endless questions with such grace and patience! When the day finally came (Feb. 14th) and we met her and her team, Richard, Kim and Kelly, they were just as friendly and kind. And the dogs....I fell in love! Our meet and greet after the ride was incredible and educational. The only complaint I have is it was 5 degrees! If only I could have predicted the weather 2 months in advance! We dressed warm, but I have a high sensitivity to cold and even thick ski gloves couldn't help me. But I would do it again and plan to next year! Some advice...BOOK EARLY, and Tip! So worth it! Thank you again Lidia, Richard, Kim and Kelly for the most unique and magical experience! See you next year!
Written February 21, 2020
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Kristin B
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Dog sledding has been on the bucket list for a long time. So glad we found Valley Snow Dogz on our latest adventure to Lincoln, NH. We could not have asked for a better experience, from meeting the dogs to the perfect length adventure for a family of four (kids 11 & 8). Lidia and her team were awesome! Highly, highly recommend.
Written February 29, 2020
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Thanks so much for your kind words and for coming out with us. We really appreciate it and hope that we get to see you all again for another experience with Valley Snow Dogz. Best wishes!
Written March 3, 2020
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liz b
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What an amazing experience! Highly Recommend! Our 10 and 11 year old shared a sled. My husband had his own sled and I as well. We were dressed for a cold day in NH but they also provided blankets to keep us warm. The dogs are fantastic and you can tell they are well taken care of and loved. Wonderful staff that were very kind, helpful and communicated about trip.

I think we broke Facebook - it was my most liked pictures and so many friends asked where we where and how they could do it too.

We all complained that our faces hurt after the experience because we were SMILING so much.

Book Early.
Written February 11, 2020
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Thank YOU so very much for your kind words and reviews. We were so glad we make it all work for you so you could all be on the trail together. It warms our hearts that you enjoyed it so much and that your smiles hurt !!! We think our dogz are pretty special and they make us smile all the time. Sending best wishes and hope we see you again and thank you for posting to our facebook page, greatly appreciated
Written February 12, 2020
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Stephanie L
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My husband and I had a blast! Highly recommend!!! Everyone was super friendly from the owners to the dogs. We were able to play with the dogs before and after sledding. We did the "sugar sweet" tour which was amazing. My husband and I definitely plan on doing this again next year.
Written February 2, 2020
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Thanks so much for taking time to write a review. We very much appreciate the comments and feedback and look forward to seeing you both again next season. Best wishes from all of us.
Written February 4, 2020
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donnaborges
3 contributions
Family
My two grandsons, ages 8 and 9 loved the experience. Lydia, Kim and Kelley were great. The boys couldn't stop talking about the smart, beautiful dogs. They also loved the bumps in the trail! Yes, you were voted better than a video game!
Written January 3, 2015
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Yay ! how awesome to be better than a video game !! Love it. We hope you come back for another visit.. maybe a sunset mush with us? best wishes, Lidia
Written January 21, 2015
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Bdurhans
Holderness, NH1 contribution
Family
Lidia and Richard are great. The dogz are warm friendly and love to pull. Being out riding across the lake behind a team of dogs with the feel of the wind on your face and the wierdly quiet patter of dog feel in the snow is amazing. Makes you feel like you have stepped back in time. Richard and Lidia are both fun and knowledgeable about the area and dog sledding. This is a wonderful experience that you do not want to pass up.
Written May 30, 2014
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Thanks so much for your review. We totally appreciate it. It was a great opportunity to take you out onto Squam Lake by dog team. Squam Lake is one of our favorite places to run our tours, it is always so magical out there and the folk at Squam Lake Association are just wonderful. Best wishes, Lidia
Written June 3, 2014
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Bethpen
Cape Cod, MA19 contributions
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I was just going through some photos from the Winter and found my photos from this special day. I've been dying to go on a tour with the Snow Dogz since I first saw them lead Santa to Town Square at Waterville Valley. I liked them on Facebook, studied all of the dogs and their profiles obsessively for a year before my husband bought us a tour for Christmas. We didn't go until March, and it was perfect.

Lidia and Richard's dogs are Hedlund Huskies, a line of Alaskan dogs that have been bred for pulling these sleds and it shows. The joy in their faces when they are running is infectious. At first I felt guilty that these poor dogs were going to lug my big self all over the fields of Campton. But once Lidia and Richard (and Kim and Kelly) start hooking the dogs up to their lines, you can tell, they'd lug and elephant if he could sit in the sled! Tumac, Dougie and Gunsmoke were my absolute favorites. Unlike some working dogs I have met, they were SO friendly and connected with us in a way I didn't expect.

Lidia, Richard, Kim and Kelly have such a passion for what they do! They were happy to chat and answer all kinds of questions. It was interesting to watch how they interact with the dogs as well. They're all natural leaders and it is quite obvious that the dogs adore all of them. There was a great respect between the animals and the people and I enjoyed that energy so much. During the tour itself I liked that I could ask questions, but they also understood how wonderful it was to race across the fields with nothing but the sound of the dogs and the schuss sound of the sled on the snow.

We did the tour in Campton, I know they also do tours right in Waterville Valley, but we wanted a longer experience. I highly recommend it! Next year we are going to bring the whole family. It really is a great learning experience as well as a really cool way to fly around the fields.
Written May 27, 2014
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Beth.. it seems like just yesterday ! We so enjoyed you both and really look forward to seeing you again either during one of our summer 'meet and greets' or during our next tour season. Thank you for a really wonderful review. With best wishes, Lidia
Written May 29, 2014
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Patti M
Brockton, MA2 contributions
Family
This was truly one of the highlights of our winter! Lidia, Richard, Kim and Kelly were so welcoming and fun to be with. It is so obvious that they truly love what they do! The dogs were amazing and beautiful. What a way to spend the morning! We look forward to coming back next year!
Written April 7, 2014
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Patti, thank you so much ! We do love what we do and we love sharing our passion with families like yours. Your boys were just awesome and we really really hope we see you this coming season ! Our season of tours starts mid-October with a Fall 'Training' tours..... best wishes, Lidia
Written April 9, 2014
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Christopher B
Sharon, MA2 contributions
Family
My daughter (8) and Son (11) rode together on a 20 min ride at sunset. The views were amazing, the mushers were really kind and helpful, and the dogz were friendly, excited and really fast! Looking forward for a longer trip next year. Thank you!
Written March 6, 2019
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Thank you Chris. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family. Your kids were naturals with our dogz and we look forward to seeing you all again in the future. Best wishes, Lidia
Written March 7, 2019
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Roger T
Worcester, MA38 contributions
My son loves Huskies. Looking for a 18th birthday suprise gift, searching the internet, we found Valley Snow Dogz in Thornton New Hampshire. He had no clue where we were going and when we pulled in he got very excited and shouted, "Are those dogs!!!". Lidia, Kim and Kelly were there to greet us and introduce us to each of the 26 dogs there that day. There were enough dogs for three sled teams. Everything was very well organzied with informative explainations about the dogs and dog sledding. It was clear to see that the dogs were loved and well cared for and that they were as exited to get going on the dog sled run as we were. We also felt very cared for during this experience as we were each tucked into a sled under a thick warm blanket. The sled ride was about three miles long and VERY exciting!

Things to know:
Dress very warmly. It was 7 degrees the day we were there. You will be tucked under a very warm blanket but warm cloths, gloves and a hat are a must.

The meeting place was at the Benton Surgar Shack Campground parking lot. With deep snow, the sign can be a little difficult to see.

Bring some eye protection such as glasses or goggles. The dogs paws kick up bits of ice and snow that fly back at you as they run.

Be prepared for an abundance of dog kisses and tail wagging!

This was an amazing day for us and I highly recommend it.
Written March 5, 2019
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Thank you so much for your review and kind words. We had a very special time with you all. We're so glad we made some good memories for you. Hopefully we will see you again in the future. In the meantime... thank you for your lovely gift of home made scones ! They arrived today. Best wishes, Lidia
Written March 6, 2019
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