For temperature information at the Fairbanks International Airport (a frequently used guideline for whether an event will occur), check the National Weather Service Web site or call (907-458-3745, then press 1-1-1-3). The information is updated a little after the top of each hour for observations as of 7 minutes before the hour.
For a summary of weather observations at various locations and elevations around Fairbanks relevant to dog sports, with direct links to the source of the data, see Chris Swingley’s weather site.
Information about Skijoring, Dog Care, and Other Dog Sports
Alaska Dog Mushers’ Association, Fairbanks, Alaska
Everything Husky (Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada)
ISDRA (International Sleddog Racing Association)
Mush with PRIDE (Providing Responsible Information on a Dog’s Environment)
Second Chance League Sled Dog Rescue, provides foster homes for sled dogs and facilitates adoptions. They are always looking for homes for capable sled dogs, so might be a good source if you’re looking for a dog or two or three.
Sled Dog Central is a rich source of information about all sled dog sports, race results, equipment sources, and plenty more.
TDMA, Tok Dog Mushers’ Association
Where to Purchase Skijoring Equipment in Fairbanks
Cold Spot Feeds
910 Old Steese Highway
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Alaska Feed Company
1600 College Rd.
Fairbanks, AK 99709
Skijor with Your Dog
When you’re ready to take your skijoring to the next level, check out Skijor with Your Dog: Second Edition, by Fairbanksans Carol Kaynor and Mari Høe-Raitto.