The story centers around Kevin Manley (Ulrich), a young man who goes to Alaska to claim the inheritance his Grandfather left and finds himself competing in the Iditarod Sled Dog Race.
This film contains examples of:
- Amoral Attorney: The lawyer who read Kevin's Grandfather's will plots to steal the inheritance.
- On One Condition: To be allowed to claim the inheritance, Kevin must enter the Iditarod race and make it to the finish line.
- Sins of Our Fathers: Of our Grandfathers, in this case. The girl Kevin fell in love with hates him because of something that happened between their Grandfathers.
- Sled Dogs Through the Snow: The plot is that Kevin has to participate in the Iditarod to claim the inheritance left to him by his grandfather. But instead of Huskies and Malamutes, he has to make do with dog breeds one would never dream of using for mushing, such as a poodle and a Jack Russell Terrier.