News Articles

April 16, 2018

The Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race is seeking applicants for both Alaska and Yukon Boards of Directors.

• Three (3) Alaska board members will be elected in May 2018 to serve three-year terms.
• Numerous Yukon board members will be elected in May 2018 to serve one...

March 09, 2018
The Yukon Quest and the Yukon Literacy Coalition worked together again this year to bring the Yukon Quest (Short) Story Contest back! Again, it was a success with an impressive 70 story contributors from students in two age categories (gr.1-3 and gr. 4-7). 


February 22, 2018

Laura Neese watched as the wolf loped along the Quest trail. It shared the trail with her sled dog team for a while before casually walking to the side and gazing at the passing dogs.

The 21-year-old said moments like these are what the Yukon Quest 1000 Mile International Sled Dog Race is...

February 17, 2018

Hosted by Northern Vision Development’s Coast High Country Inn and Convention Centre, this year’s Finish & Awards Banquet began with the 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group leading a flag procession of this year’s mushers into the banquet hall.

February 16, 2018

Nineteen-year-old Ellen Thompson is a cinnamon bun ninja. She pours, rolls, kneads, powders, slices and drizzles with amazing speed to create humongous cinnamon buns.

The famous buns, which are about nine inches across, are a favorite among the Yukon Quest family. They’re sold at Braeburn...

February 15, 2018

The extra rest Alex Buetow gave his dogs in Braeburn proved to be a wise choice. Despite leaving Braeburn four hours after him, the rookie Alaskan caught up to and passed Luc Tweddell just three miles from the finish line to take eighth place. His scorching burn in from Braeburn took just over...

February 15, 2018

A section of trail outside of Braeburn has been re-routed, based on reports from mushers who travelled through it.

This section of trail was approximately eight miles outside of Braeburn which appeared to be getting worse due to the warmer temperatures. The trail has been re-routed 500 to...

February 15, 2018

This morning at 3:30am, rookie musher Claudia Wickert (bib #3) from Whitehorse, Yukon scratched from the race in Braeburn.

Wickert attempted to travel to Whitehorse this morning, but turned around to scratch in Braeburn citing issues with her leaders as the reason for her decision.

February 15, 2018

Half the pack is now in, with the fifth, sixth, and seventh place mushers crossing the finish line today, and the remaining seven expected over the course of the day tomorrow.

February 14, 2018

Laura Neese - Nature's Kennel

Musher Laura Neese already knows who her Valentine will be on Feb. 14th: his name is Winkle.