Heaps of glittering white snow, tropical flowers, flying sleds, running dogs: While such images may conjure thoughts of the third page of a Dr. Seuss best-seller, they also describe an always-entertaining Eagle River, Alaska pastime-The Chugiak Dog Mushers Association Businessperson’s Race.
Some people, when looking to buy a new home in a new area, are fortunate enough to arrive in town when a good band or interesting performance is on the event list, stirring up some excitement among residents. Those who happened to be looking at homes for sale in Eagle River on the weekend of January 16 could have witnessed a zany, unique event, derived from participation in a sport championed in Alaska unlike it is in any other state in the nation-sled dog racing. Covering two miles of the Beach Lake sled dog trails and including a pre-race sled-decorating competition, which never fails to produce spectacular results, the Businessperson’s Race was open to novice racers and drew more than 100 excited athletes, dogs, and fans out of their houses in Eagle River.
Sled dog racing is just one aspect of the distinctive culture of Alaska, and the Businessperson’s Race is just one of many attractions boasted by Eagle River. Homes for sale in Eagle River, AK offer future resident’s perfect proximity to the amenities of Anchorage and a backyard open to acres of unspoiled wilderness. Offering exceptional skiing, fishing, hunting, hiking, dog sledding, and countless other outdoor recreational activity opportunities as well as charming shops and a free-willed Alaskan culture, Eagle River is a place many come to visit and are never able to leave. Friendly, outgoing neighbors and locals make living in and searching for homes for sale in Eagle River an even more rewarding experience. Who knows, maybe you’ll even get to throw on some gloves, round up a team of champions, and whip through the next dog sledding race!