#25EventIdeas – Incentive Idea #4: Sleeping on a Glacier

Helicopter on Glacier

The Challenge: Create a high-end, exclusive activity for small groups that combines both adventure and the backcountry wilderness while not making it too physically challenging for guests.

Cantrav’s solution: Sleeping on an Alaskan glacier!


We combined an existing activity (dogsledding on a glacier with access via helicopter) with added enhancements such as a sleepover in “tents”, catering and additional activities.


Dogsledding is very popular with our guests as they get to meet the very mushers that live and train the Iditarod Huskies, meet some puppies and mush a sled.

tents on glacier

The “tents” our guests slept in are not your typical “Boy Scout” tents. These were small, white huts outfitted with camp beds, heaters, sleeping bags, basic furniture (table, mirror, rugs, jacket hanger and luggage stands) with touches of personality (chocolate mints on pillows and flower vases). A great taste of home and hospitality in a beautiful, wilderness setting.

Meals consisted of a delicious, gourmet, gluten-free BBQ buffet camp dinner that included wine, beer and hot drinks. A hearty breakfast buffet the next morning included eggs, bacon, bagels and more.

The sun set at 11pm and was back up at 5am – just in time for our guests to finish off their Alaskan glacier experience with a helicopter sightseeing tour of Prince William Sound before returning to their hotel.

golf on glacier

This incentive idea is completely safe (there was 1 guide to every 4 guests) and completely entertaining (music around the bonfire include a guitarist and guests could participate in activities like golf tee-off, Frisbee, ice hiking or tobogganing).

To really get a feel of what glacier dogsledding would be like, check out this YouTube video from our partner Alpine Air. Great partners make great experiences!

Experience this exclusive glacier experience with us in Alaska… or Whistler! Contact us for more details.