About Us


Grizzle-T Dog Sledding

We are family owned & operated by Iditarod Musher, Kris Hoffman, his wife Sara and our two small children, Hadley (4) and Hunter (2).  Located in Steamboat Springs, CO, we are a kennel with a 37 year history of racing & breeding Alaskan Huskies for the Iditarod.

We love being able to share this amazing sport and “forgotten way of life” with all of our guests. It is so rewarding to see the smile on someone’s face as they learn how to drive their own dog team and experience the thrill that is Dog Sledding.

Come join us for the experience of a lifetime!


Our Dogs / The Athletes

Alaskan Huskies are friendly and energetic. Bred for speed, strength, and endurance, they are some of the world’s most talented athletes. Properly conditioned and with state-of-the-art nutrition, these dogs can run over 150 miles a day across some of the most unforgiving frozen terrain on earth. Sled dogs thrive in the cold of winter and love the snow!


Our Guides

Kris Hoffman:  Kris is a dog sledding guide, Iditarod Musher and race veteran.  He moved to Steamboat in 1996 to spend his winters skiing and his summers traveling and guiding backpacking, kayaking and climbing trips.  In 2000, he started mushing and life has gone to the dogs ever since. For the last 17+ years Kris has owned and operated Grizzle-T Dog & Sled Works. He loves going to work every day with his best friends; the dogs and his wife, Sara and children, Hadley & Hunter.  Sharing this "Forgotten Way of Life" with all our guests is such a reward and seeing the joy on their faces when they step on the runners for the first time is priceless.

Sara Hoffman:  Sara has been guiding and mushing with Grizzle-T since 2003 when she met her husband Kris and he introduced her to this amazing life that is dog sledding. Along with Kris and all our amazing guides, Sara loves interacting with all the guests and sharing with everyone the pure joy that is dog sledding. "The dogs are part of the family in addition to our daughter Hadley (4) and our son Hunter (2)."  Hadley and Hunter love and are loved by all their furry brothers and sisters and can't wait to introduce them all to you!

Tom Thurston:  Tom is a 4 time Iditarod Musher and race veteran who has been racing, breeding and loving Alaskan Husky Sled dogs since 2004.  Tom manages the South Tours with his team of Alaskan huskies from his kennel, Double T Kennel. Tom started mushing in the back country of Steamboat, CO where he just wanted to go winter camping and do some non- motorized traveling with a few of his best friends (dogs). This turned into tens of thousands of miles of training and racing over a decade, including race victories, veterinary awards, sportsmanship awards and 4 trips on the Iditarod trail.  Now his focus is sharing this passion with our clients, introducing them to our dogs, sharing the history and heritage of the dogs as well as teaching them how to harness, hook up and run a dog team.

The best part of this job is hearing our guests say that this was the greatest experience ever!

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Give us a call at 970-870-1782

Reservations are Required

Steamboat Dog Sledding®/Grizzle-T Dog & Sled Works

HC 66 Box 39, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

This is or MAILING Address
*Please call for our Physical Address and Directions if you plan on driving out to either of our trail locations.

Hours are Mountain Time


7:00 am – 8:00 pm


7:00 am – 8:00 pm


7:00 am – 8:00 pm


7:00 am – 8:00 pm


7:00 am – 8:00 pm


7:00 am – 8:00 pm


7:00 am – 8:00 pm

We are a small family business that operates out of our home. We appreciate your respect of our calling hours and understanding time differences. Thank You!