Lance Mackey
Iditarod & Yukon Quest Champion

Lance Mackey is well known as one of the most inspirational athletes in Alaska’s history. He demonstrates the true spirit of Alaskans. Lance is the first and only musher to win both the Yukon Quest and Iditarod four times in a row. Lance’s winning attitude, ability to overcome adversity, and his love of dogs combine to make him one of the world’s most winning dog mushers. His incredible back to back Quest and Iditarod championships show his grit, determination, and appetite for “tough.”  Lance is an exceptional dog driver, a cancer survivor,  and a down to earth, regular guy. As a guest speaker, Lance leaves audiences inspired and motivated.

Meet Lance Mackey
Guest Speaker Info

Kennel Tours

Visit with Lance Mackey and experience a guided tour of the Puppy Playground and Comeback Kennel.  Learn about the life of a world-class dog musher and his incredible dogs. Join a daily scheduled tour, and watch a mushing demonstration.  There is plenty of time for questions and photos. Stay as long as you like.

Summer Cart Rides Available!

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Meet the Dogs

Meet the amazing dogs of Comeback Kennel. These incredible, world-class canine athletes are happy, healthy, and eager to please! Lance and his team of Alaskan huskies have a special connection. The care he provides them has earned widespread recognition. If you can’t watch the team train or race on the trail, you can still sponsor a dog, or take a tour of Comeback Kennel.

Meet the Dogs

The Great Alone

The Great Alone is an award-winning feature length documentary film that captures the inspiring comeback story of champion sled dog racer, Lance Mackey.  This feature length documentary shot in the arctic wilderness of Alaska captures Lance’s inspiring comeback story. From his sunniest days as a boy by his famous father’s side to cancer’s attempt to unseat him, The Great Alone pulls viewers along every mile of Lance’s emotional journey to become one of the greatest sled dog racers of all time.

The stunning feature length film that garnered numerous awards at film festivals across the country during the past year.  Order your copy from Amazon. Available in DVD and Blu-ray formats.


The reality is, I want to make my dogs proud of me. I work as hard as they do and I think they know that. There is nothing more rewarding than happy, enthusiastic dogs at the end of a race.

– Lance Mackey


Lance Mackey’s
Puppy Playground & Sleepover

Nobody loves dogs more than Lance. He is widely recognized for his exceptional care for and connection with dogs. Now your dogs can play and stay at Lance’s Puppy Playground and Sleepover. Find out about our dog day care and boarding services.

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Dog Mushing Adventures
with Lance Mackey

Join Lance Mackey and his incredible canine athletes on an Alaskan spring dog mushing adventure tour. Discover the life of world class distance dog musher. Learn more about our mushing adventures and find out about a unique opportunity to live for a week with Lance in the heat of the moment as he trains for the Iditarod.

Dog Mushing Adventures...

What our guests are saying…

"We booked the 7-Day mushing excursion, and had the time of our lives.... If anyone wants to really immerse themselves into the real world of dog mushing, there is no better place to visit than Lance Mackey's Comeback Kennel."

Steve and Dawn, Trip Advisor

""I can not say enough amazing things about my experience and my tour. Must do while in Fairbanks! Beautiful views, amazing staff and adventurous!""

tonyadamron, Trip Advisor

"We spent 10 days exploring Alaska and my husband and I agree that this tour was one of the very best things we did! It was very personal, we were the only ones there and Lance Mackey greeted us himself and invited us to relax on the deck with him and chat while puppies played all around us..."

CrankingChick, Trip Advisor

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