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

  • 【WINDPROOF AND THERMAL INSULATION】Crafted from three layers of unique softshell material (100% polyester), the Men’s Winter Cycling Pants block wind and keep you warm in the harshest of weather. Furthermore, these bike ridinpants have a light, thermal fleece-lined interior created specifically to reduce heat loss.
  • 【COMBINATION OF WATER RESISTANCE AND BREATHABILITY】We treat every pair of mountain bike pants to be water resistant. This will keep you dry when cycling in light rainfall or snowy conditions. Featuring breathable material on the back and venting zips on thighs, these cycling rain pants promote increased airflow preventing excessive sweating during extreme training exercises.
  • 【PRACTICAL DETAILS】The reflective trim helps to keep you visible during low light hours and the Velcro opening at the ankle area helps you to remove the bike pants while keeping your shoes on. The hand pockets in on each side and on the back provide ample storage to take phones, keys and other small items on the trail with you and the elastic waistband with inner drawstring ensures a comfortable fit.
  • 【ERGONOMIC DESIGN FOR FLEXIBILITY】The cycling pants for men are curved and articulated at the knee to provide ample stretch space. This ensures that there is no binding or restriction to bend freely and move comfortably. The shorter front and longer back keeps your waist warm, allowing maximum freedom of movement for enhanced performance. The tapered lower leg design prevents the biking pants from getting caught in the chain.
  • 【HIGH VALUE AND 100% SATISFACTION】The winter bicycle pants remain snug and form fitting, even with an extra layer underneath. This ensures that the thermal pants can be used in multiple weather conditions for sports beyond just cycling. The sweatpants are suitable for running, hiking, camping, skiing and golf with satisfaction 100% guaranteed.
  • 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
  • Long-Lasting Materials: Take your winter outfit to the next level and have wonderful Christmas time with our classic 100% high quality acrylic unisex skull cap beanie for women and men.
  • Perfect For The Cold Weather: Our winter hats for women and winter hats for men are made of thick material to keep your head and ears warm for a cozy and comfortable winter.
  • Easy Everyday Care: Easy to wash and to re-use. Can be washed by hand or simply throw our womens hats and men hats into your washer and dryer and call it a day!
  • Perfect For Winter Activities & Sports: Go down the slopes in style with our beanies women and men. These are perfect to go skiing, snowboarding, sledding, running, camping, traveling, ice skating and more. Comfortable and warm, you will enjoy it!
  • Unique Designs And Fun Graphics: We put a lot of thought and time in the design or our women and mens hat. We are proud to offer you our best selection and variety of Sports beanies and Other Sports skull hats for men and women.
  • 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.
  • 8.5 oz, Classic fit, Twill-taped neck
  • Carhartt label sewn on front
  • Prev. Name: Acrylic Watch Hat
  • Nike Therma-Fit keeps athletes dry, providing heat retention
  • Flat seam construction lies smooth against the head
  • Form fitting comfort on its own or under the helmet
  • Offers full facial protection that extends below the neck line
  • WATER RESISTANT & WINDPROOF FABRIC - This Balaclava hood is made from water resistant and windproof fleece thermal fabric to effectively reduces the cold index. But it is not full waterproof, it is okay in the light rain but not long time.
  • BREATHE FREELY - This full face cover has a breathable mesh design on the nose and mouth part so that you can breathe freely while still keeping warm.
  • UNISEX BALACLAVA HAT - Stretchable fabric to fits most heads, it is a good winter gear for men and women.
  • GOOD DESIGN - It is a multi-fuctional balaclava, such as, neck warmer, cold weather face cover, head protection from cold, wind, sprinkle and dust. It can be used as neck scarf, bandana and winter cap. The black color can match almost each kind of design and color of clothes.
  • GOOD CHOICE IN WINTER FOR - Skiing, Snowboarding, Cycling, Motorcycle, Hunting, Hiking, Climbing, Airsot paintball, Tactical training and so on...
  • INNOVATIVE AND VERSATILE -This winter hat features a drop down fleece design for protecting your ears and neck from the cold and wind. As your body warms up, simply flip the ear wamer up to help regulate body temperature.
  • PONYTAIL HAT - The subtle ponytail opening accommodates most ponytails or braids and features reflective stitching for enhanced visibility in low light situations.
  • SUPER SOFT AND LUXURIOUS - The stretchy polyester / spandex fleece is comfortable, cozy and delivers a fabulous fit. Interior elastic band stretches to fit MOST head sizes; measures 22 1/2".
  • BE SAFE, BE SEEN - Our reflective running cap has silver reflective stitching at the ponytail opening and a silver reflective accent around the visor cap’s brim, making you more visible during those early morning winter running workouts.
  • TRAIL TESTED GUARANTEE - If you’re not happy with your purchase, let us know and we'll provide a replacement or refund - no fine print, no time limit. Nothing but our commitment to do what it takes to satisfy our customers.
  • Warm Fleece linning: Different from most women's and men's beanie, scarf and gloves set, our hat, neck warmer and gloves set has thick soft fleece lining, enjoy extra warmth and protect you in the cold winter.
  • Unisex&One Size Fits All: We use stretchable materials so that the hat, scarf and gloves can adapt to various head shape, neck size and hands size, whether small head or big head even basketball head. They are easy to wear or take off, combine plenty of stretch and a snug fit, are suitable for most women and men.
  • High-Sensitive Touchscreen: Great-sensitive conductive material on thumbs, forefingers and middle fingers, you can wear the gloves to touch screen of your smartphone, tablet or other touch screen devices.
  • Classic Stylish Knitted: Precise knitting mixed yarn fashion beanie hat, scarf and gloves, creating a nice and fashionable look design, matches with any outfits like cardigans, sweaters, tops or other formal and casual winter clothes.
  • Suit Every Occasion: Wonderful cold weather hat, scarf and gloves set for women and men wearing while skiing, snowboarding, skating, sledding, snowshoeing, camping, hiking or any outdoor winter sports and daily use.
  • Waterproof Windproof Snow Ski Jacket, also can fights bad rainy or misty weather, Keep your body always dry and comfortable when you are outside.
  • Adjustable cuffs help to seal and keep warm, and the inner wear-resistant soft shell is highly wind-resistant.
  • Professional water repellent coated, fluff lining and durable fabric guarantees the best heat retention, Relaxed-fit style with quick-dry material.
  • Multipurpose:Downhill Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowsports and other winter outdoor sports.
  • Size notes: Jacket offers a standard fit. Please choose by US size.
  • Top Clarity View: Panoramic designed ski goggles with optimized anti-fog & UV protection treatment for crystal and wide view when skiing and snowboarding.
  • OTG Snow Goggles: Suitable for prescription glasses underneath, maximum glass size of: 5.5 in length x 1.65 in height.
  • More Safety and Solid - Ruggedized lens with ZIONOR special EDT (Enhanced Durability Tech) for better impact-resistance and protect skier and snowboarder.
  • Helmet Compatible - Curved and optimized frame designed for better helmet compatibility. Stay in place when riding with ultimate speed on the slope.
  • Customer Oriented Service - All ZIONOR snow goggles are designed for both men and women, we provide swift response customer service if there is anything you need.
  • Hyperwarm fabric technology keep athletes warm, dry and comfortable.
  • Flat lock construction allows for better fit and zero distractions.
  • Form fitting comfort on its own or under the helmet.
  • Offers full facial protection that extends below the neckline.
  • Converts to a full neck gaitor. One size fits most.
  • Nike Therma-Fit keeps athletes dry, providing heat retention
  • Flat seam construction lies smooth against the head
  • Form fitting comfort on its own or under the helmet
  • Offers full facial protection that extends below the neck line
  • 【WINDPROOF AND THERMAL INSULATION】Crafted from three layers of unique softshell material (100% polyester), the Men’s Winter Cycling Pants block wind and keep you warm in the harshest of weather. Furthermore, these bike ridinpants have a light, thermal fleece-lined interior created specifically to reduce heat loss.
  • 【COMBINATION OF WATER RESISTANCE AND BREATHABILITY】We treat every pair of mountain bike pants to be water resistant. This will keep you dry when cycling in light rainfall or snowy conditions. Featuring breathable material on the back and venting zips on thighs, these cycling rain pants promote increased airflow preventing excessive sweating during extreme training exercises.
  • 【PRACTICAL DETAILS】The reflective trim helps to keep you visible during low light hours and the Velcro opening at the ankle area helps you to remove the bike pants while keeping your shoes on. The hand pockets in on each side and on the back provide ample storage to take phones, keys and other small items on the trail with you and the elastic waistband with inner drawstring ensures a comfortable fit.
  • 【ERGONOMIC DESIGN FOR FLEXIBILITY】The cycling pants for men are curved and articulated at the knee to provide ample stretch space. This ensures that there is no binding or restriction to bend freely and move comfortably. The shorter front and longer back keeps your waist warm, allowing maximum freedom of movement for enhanced performance. The tapered lower leg design prevents the biking pants from getting caught in the chain.
  • 【HIGH VALUE AND 100% SATISFACTION】The winter bicycle pants remain snug and form fitting, even with an extra layer underneath. This ensures that the thermal pants can be used in multiple weather conditions for sports beyond just cycling. The sweatpants are suitable for running, hiking, camping, skiing and golf with satisfaction 100% guaranteed.

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

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