About Snow Caps Sled Dogs

We have been raising and training Siberian Huskies for over 28 years in the beautiful Swan Valley of Breckenridge, Colorado. We have about 150 huskies that are not just hard working sled dogs but they are also extremely friendly. We along with every member of our staff take pride in how our dogs are treated and how they are trained.

Snow Caps has been a family run kennel since it’s beginning in 1984. Started by Husky lover Jim Pasholka, he and his family gave dogsled tours to tourists visiting the area. In 1994 John Paiement, a former employee, purchased Snow Caps. John and his two sons worked to grow the kennel and the business. In 1996 the Paiements partnered with Good Times Adventures to bring the ultimate dog sledding experience to Summit County, Colorado. John passed away in 2006 leaving the kennel to his son Orion. Some day Orion hopes to leave the kennel to his daughter Penelope and son Palmer. Today we have over 15 employees that work hard to make Snow Caps a great place to be for our dogs and our customers.

Testimonials

  • We had the best time visiting Snow Caps. We started in the morning with the snow mobiling and that afternoon we did the dog sledding. The kids had a blast as well as we did. We ended up adopting Collene one of the retired sled dogs. She is a Angel, and
    loves our other husky. Anyone that goes here will have a blast!! The guides are really great and know what they are doing. We can’t wait to go back there. Thank you Snow Caps for the BEST springbreak vacation ever!!-The Dorr Family
  • We visited Snow Caps last summer (August ’09) and had the time of our lives! We didn’t anticipate leaving with such a large souvenir, but are so glad that we did! We adopted Sea Breeze one of the retirees. He has been an amazing addition to our home. He
    still loves to pull and gets lots of exercise and bike rides to do so. Everyone we come across loves and adores him…and thinks he’s a puppy, not a (nearly) 10 year old! He’s been an absolute dream! We’ve told everyone we come across about Snow Caps. We cannot
    speak highly enough of the staff and all the pups! We’d love (and intend) to visit again sometime in the near future!-The Heston’s
  • We visited Snow Caps last summer (August ’09) and had the time of our lives! We didn’t anticipate leaving with such a large souvenir, but are so glad that we did! We adopted Sea Breeze one of the retirees. He has been an amazing addition to our home. He
    still loves to pull and gets lots of exercise and bike rides to do so. Everyone we come across loves and adores him…and thinks he’s a puppy, not a (nearly) 10 year old! He’s been an absolute dream! We’ve told everyone we come across about Snow Caps. We cannot
    speak highly enough of the staff and all the pups! We’d love (and intend) to visit again sometime in the near future!-The Heston’s
  • Our family had a blast visiting Snow Caps and doing the tour over the 4th of July weekend. The drive over from Breckenridge was filled with great mountain scenery. Sarah was awesome at introducing us to the many wonderful dogs and telling us about their
    different roles pulling the sleds as well as their individual stories and personalities. Our 10 yr old has special needs and just loved being able to hold the huskie puppies on her lap. Thank you again for a great time and we highly recommend a visit to Snow
    Caps!-John Hower