Winter Reindeer Walk Changes
COVID-19 has changed the way we all do business! We are very fortunate; after being shut down for several months, we have opened up and our business is keeping us busy! You will see many changes at the Ranch related to our COVID-19 protocols, you will be required to wear a face mask. There are no exceptions to this.
But our biggest change to the tour is the winter. We have created a hybrid virtual and real tour experience. Pre-COVID we began and ended our tour in our Reindeer Haus, the little BnB that is next door to the house where we live. This was a nice way to give you an introduction to our farm and how we got our start. We also gave our safety talk inside, and after our walk we returned to our Reindeer Haus for refreshments. Well, COVID-19 has changed all this! We no longer spend any time inside. This summer we put up tarps and experienced all the inside time outside. This winter, however, we realize that it’s not practical to be outside for the full 2.5 hours. (As I write this it is -20) So, we have created part of our tour for you to watch via video from the warmth of you home before your walk.
Here is how our new, hybrid tour will work:
We have created a series of videos to watch before you come on the tour. These videos will help you dress appropriately, teach you about reindeer safety and how we got our start and introduces you to our reindeer.
Our walk hasn’t changed. You will have plenty of time get to know our herd, get pictures and reindeer hugs.
We are so excited to have you join us on our new adventure. We are happy to be able to provide a safe experience so you can spend time with our beautiful reindeer, full of personality!
DRESS APPROPRIATELY! In the fall and winter be ready for just about anything. But be especially prepared for cold. If you rent a car make sure the tires are in good shape, preferably with studs. Alaska Element in Fairbanks rents out cold weather gear. Contact them at their website. They have a package of boots, snow pants and a jacket and will deliver to your hotel or airport! It will be so worth it!