Yellowstone Dog Sled Adventures (YDSA) was founded with one vision in mind: to create the worlds best dog sled tour company! With trailheads near Mammoth Hot Springs, Chico Hot Springs and Bozeman, Montana, as well as, special trips in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Area we offer over 200 miles of trails to explore the backcountry by dog-team. Our season is nearly six months long and we are blessed with nearly 500 inches of snow annually. This combined with the best dogs, guides, and equipment in the industry allows us to make such claims- we invite you to come see for yourself.
Jason Matthews is the founder and owner of YDSA. He has been a professional Wilderness Guide and Naturalist for 20 years. He regularly works for National Geographic, and has worked as an instructor for the Voyageur Outward Bound School- Ely, MN and Montana State University-Bozeman. He got his first Husky "Luna" in 1996 and has had a passion for sled dogs ever since. In the summer he owns/operates River Source Raft Co. which offers guided rafting, and canoeing trips on the Yellowstone River. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The staff of Yellowstone Dog Sled Adventures is the best in the business. Being a small guide service in one of the wildest places in the USA allows us to draw in the best of the best. Our guides love dogs, love winter, love working with our guests, and most of all love sharing their passion for the incredible Yellowstone area. All of our guides live in Montana full-time and are year-round outdoors professionals.
Norm Miller is our staff Historian and photographer. He also guides for us year-round both on the river and in the mountains dogsledding. Norm is one of the most experienced outdoorsman there is- anywhere. He has done several solo multi-month paddling expeditions on wild Canadian Rivers (Churchill, Athabascan, McKenzie) and done a solo month long kayak expedition in southeast Asia. He also retraced the entire Lewis & Clark route in 2004- solo. Photographs of his trips have been published in several national magazines. He has been guiding dog sled tours for 6 years.
Julie Oliveri is our resident equestrian. She grew up in Maine, then attended some fancy college in Boston. She headed west right after graduation and landed in Montana in the mid 1990's. She spends her summers working as a "horse packer" in Yellowstone Park and on her days off she ranches and farms in the Paradise Valley. She has been guiding sled dog tours for 6 winters. She is a favorite of the guests, and the dogs!