Skijoring

Skijoring in Vermont

A Unique Winter Activity

Vermont ski resortsA fast=growing Vermont winter sport is called Skijoring. Lots of people go skiing or snowboarding on their trip to New England, but if you really want a story to tell, go skijoring! The word “skijoring” means “ski driving” in Norwegian. The sport began in Scandinavia, where it has involved reindeer and horses as well as dogs, and it’s becoming increasingly popular in throughtout this country. Share Vermont winter vacation comments, or feature your Vermont business,  contact us.

VT Winter Vacations: Skijoring



vermont skijoring Basically, a skijorer is a cross-country skier harnessed to one or more dogs. Skijoring requires a team effort; skiers don’t simply ride around while the dog does the work. It isn’t just for huskies, either– skijoring can be done with active dogs of any breed as long as they’re not too small (under 30-40 pounds). Done right, skijoring is a great way for you and your best friend to spend time together, enjoy the outdoors and stay in shape. And kids can do it, too!


If you’ve already mastered the basics of cross-country skiing, all you need is a suitable dog and a few pieces of equipment. You should train the dog to use the harness before there is snow on the ground or skis on your feet. You can also take lessons with experienced skijorers in the New England area. As with snowmobiling, don’t assume that any trail will do; make sure you have permission before you take off skijoring on someone’s property.

If you’re interested in skijoring but don’t want to try it yourself, you can still watch! The New England Sled Dog Club and the Down East Sled Dog Club both sponsor skijoring races in New England, and spectators are always welcome.

– Jenn for VTLiving.com

SKIJORING EQUIPMENT SALE

  • Tourists or residents of Alaska are sure to appreciate this tee featuring siberian husky dogs mushing a sled. Whether you are dog sledding or skijoring, you are sure to appreciate this tee.
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  • Tourists or residents of Alaska are sure to appreciate this tee featuring siberian husky dogs mushing a sled. Whether you are dog sledding or skijoring, you are sure to appreciate this tee.
  • CLICK ON OUR BRAND NAME to see similar designs or apparel. Perfect for dog sledders or fans of the wild frontier of Alaska. Makes a great Alaska Day gift.
  • Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem
  • Tourists or residents of Alaska are sure to appreciate this tee featuring siberian husky dogs mushing a sled. Whether you are dog sledding or skijoring, you are sure to appreciate this tee.
  • CLICK ON OUR BRAND NAME to see similar designs or apparel. Perfect for dog sledders or fans of the wild frontier of Alaska. Makes a great Alaska Day gift.
  • Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem
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  • You will love this snowy adventure in the northwest state of US design great for your Juneau travel, Anchorage tour, skiing, skijoring, or experience the beautiful wildlife scenery, extreme derby, glacier race of Siberian huskies or malamutes in Fairbanks.
  • An ideal cute, funny present for him & her Birthday, Christmas, Anniversary,.. for men, women, youth, kids, mom, dad, sister, brother, boys, girls, uncle, friends or someone you know native mushers, a tourist who want to learn the Athabaskan cultures.
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  • Skijoring With Horses Ski Driving Winter Sport. This is for men and women who love skijoring. Great for a skijoring lover into winter sports. A skijoring quote on your next skijoring activity.
  • Skijoring makes you happy? Living the ski life? If yes, then this skijoring with horses design is for you. Awesome for ski lovers who enjoy skiing with horses or dogs. Perfect skijoring saying for a horse rider.
  • Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem
  • Skijoring With Horses Ski Driving Winter Sport. This Skijor: The Snow Sprint is for men and women who love skijoring. Great for a skijoring lover into winter sports. A skijoring quote on your next skijoring activity.
  • Skijoring makes you happy? Living the ski life? If yes, then this skijoring with horses design is for you. Awesome for ski lovers who enjoy skiing with horses or dogs. Perfect skijoring saying for a horse rider.
  • Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem
  • Skijoring Legend - Ski Skiing Winter Sport Quote Skis Pulled By Horse Dog Vehicle Saying
  • Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem
  • Carrying strap: easy to carry the snowboard, you can adjust the ski strap according to your needs,adjustable snowboard harness.
  • Outdoor ski harness: it has good abrasion resistance and can withstand most types of snowboards to meet your needs,ski boot strap.
  • Snowboard boot carrier strap: portable and lightweight, which is very easy for you to store and carry,sled harness.
  • Skiing equipment accessories: protect your arms and other parts of your body during carrying,Ski Carrying Strap.
  • Ski pole straps: it has a simple design, but it is very practical in use, which is an essential carrying tool for your snowboard,Ski Harness.
  • Skijoring With Horses Ski Driving Winter Sport. This is for men and women who love skijoring. Great for a skijoring lover into winter sports. A skijoring quote on your next skijoring activity.
  • Skijoring makes you happy? Living the ski life? If yes, then this skijoring with horses design is for you. Awesome for ski lovers who enjoy skiing with horses or dogs. Perfect skijoring saying for a horse rider.
  • Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem

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Skijoring – A growing winter sport
Photos by Randy Brickell and John Sandberg courtesy of SkijorNow.com

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