Guide at a Glance
Eleanor Wirts is the founder and owner of Just Short of Magic. The idea of her company was born from her passion in teaching and raising sled dogs, a passion she found way back when she was an Equestrian Coach and started running dog sleds in Vermont in the mid 90′s. As a long time educator, equestrian, and dog musher, she is very knowledgeable in the fields of dogs, racing, and Alaskan studies. In fact, she moved to Alaska in 2003 to pursue her dream of entering the world of dog mushing in the Southeast region.
Finally by 2012, Just Short of Magic was born. It is a combination of her undying enthusiasm for teaching, learning, and raising and training sled dogs. She enjoys her new life immensely as a certified Alaskan, and would do just about anything to help her guests and students alike find the beauty in Alaska, the world of sled dogs, and the sport she has always loved.