Without Reliable Snow, Dogsledders Turn to Dryland Racing

Northern Wisconsin is still a frigid place come winter, but as the state has warmed, the certainty of snow has gradually vanished, leaving the traditional winter dogsledding races frequently canceled for lack of good powder. Organizers responded by adapting the sport itself, from dogsledding to “dryland” racing. Despite the changes around them, one father and daughter, who have been running sled dogs for more than 25 years, find it’s easier for them to talk dogs and weather than discuss climate change.