Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Cascade Quest Sled Dog Race

The Cascade Quest Sled Dog race is coming up this weekend, Jan 28th - 30th, at Lake Wenatchee, WA.
Unfortunately, we won't be able to make it up there, but many of our friends will be running in various distances. Hopefully, snow conditions and weather are going to be great and everyone will have a great time! Good luck to all participants!

Speaking of races, we will attend the American Dog Derby in Ashton, ID, Feb 18th - 19th.
As previously mentioned, we can bring a cart with us and deliver along the way to save on delivery charges for our customers, but if you are interested, you would have to contact us now to squeeze your order in, so we can finish it before we leave.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Oh what fun it is to ride...

We just returned from our first sledding trip of the season to Mammoth, CA. Several members of our local mushing group went up with about 35 dogs for three days of fun in the snow.
Building various teams for various distances on different trails made for interesting runs throughout the weekend.

Highlight was by far the 7½ mile run with a 10-dog team on breathtaking trails, driven by yours truly, with the help of my passenger/handler Dylan and generous support of other members who trusted me with their dogs for the run.

Now, it's back to work. Carts need to be finished and delivered, plus we're closing in on our order deadline before we head to the races in Idaho in February.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Off To Snow Country!

First of all, a belated happy, healthy and successful New Year to all our friends, customers and suppliers, and thank you, thank you, thank you for a great 2010!
Arctis has grown and we've made a lot of new friends throughout North America over the past year and are very grateful for that!
The holidays were tremendously busy, so we're just now getting around to finally posting the first message of the new year, just when we're about to take off for California's eastern Sierra Nevada for our first snow run of the season.

We've been working on a few new products, like our "Easy Load Rack" for the cart, as well as some sledding accessories, which will be available soon (we're testing this weekend!).

Hopefully, by spring we will have a second type of dryland mushing rig ready to go. More to come in the near future on this one.

Last, not least, space is filling up for our free delivery offer in February (see post below).
If you are interested in a new cart by February, please contact us asap, so we might squeeze one more in before our trip.