OH! Fun! and SCARY!
The weather was great and we did a 7 km course across the fields.
I went with Masami, who used to be a student at Imagine, and her husband and a friend.
Moonlight Ladies owner Kyoko Murakami gave us a lesson in dog sledding first - important information about how to bend your legs round a corner, how to jump on the brake...and what to do if the dogs stop for the toilet...
6 dogs pulled the sled (designed by Kyoko's husband Dan) and the non-sledders rode on the snow mobile and sled up front. Everyone looking back at the dog sled and cheering. :-)
Dan has specially designed the sled so that novice drivers can control it. So we took turns driving - about 10-15 minutes each.
Oh! At first a little scary as the dogs set off with a jump, and then a huge thrill as they race and race thru the snow. The dogs really enjoy the work.
My hands got cold, despite 3 pairs of gloves (it was minus 10 C?) and my glasses got steamy....but OH! FUN!!!!!
I went this on activity with Takarajima tour company. They have many exciting things to do in Hokkaido. Even if you have lived here all your life there are maybe experiences you have never had.
Why not check out their website and go dog sledding?