#3 — Dan Phillips from Snowmass Village, Colorado


Dan started his dog sledding career in 1999. He worked as a handler for an Iditarod team from 2000 until 2005. In 2005, he started an expedition company taking groups into Idaho’s Selkirk Wilderness. Dan and his family own and operate a large touring kennel in Colorado where they’ve been training and raising a healthy and energetic group of young dogs specifically bred for the fast pace of the Stage Stop Race. “I’m excited to compete with these amazing dogs and especially to be racing my own bloodlines.”