International Pedigree Sled Dog Race
The International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race slid its way through Jackson, WY to kick off the yearly race showcasing the talent and determination of both the mushers and the hardworking dogs. On January 30th, the Jackson Hole town square was transformed from a normal winter town to the start line of the largest sled dog race in the lower fourty-eight states with mushers from all around the world.
The race itself operates similar to the Tour-de-France and is broken into several legs with nightly parties in each town along the way.
The first leg of the race starts in Lander and ends 76 miles later in Irish Canyon, outside of Pinedale. The race continues along passing through 11 cities in Wyoming and ends on February 7th in Park City, Utah.
The race was started in 1996 by Frank Teasley and has continued for fourteen years due to the massive success and following of the race. If you missed it this year, don’t worry it will be back again next winter in Jackson Hole and if you are up for the challenge, start training now and sign up soon! Follow the teams, view results, browse more photos, and plan to catch the race action in person.