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

  • ULTIMATE PROTECTION for YOUR FACE and YOUR BODY – Achiou balaclava face mask is made from high quality fabric, comfortable and lightweight. Very effective for providing face protection, primarily against the wind, dust, UV while motorcycling or other sports. When winter weather is in full force, this soft mask is quite the treat
  • WARM BREATHABLE & KEEP DRY – Achiou ski face masks are tailored to your head and face to ensure that the part to cover the nose not falls down easily. Complete head face neck mask for summer and winter. The balaclava mesh material is breathable, absorbs sweat and will keep you dry. It also fit nicely under your helmet and goggles and keep your face and head warm
  • VERSATILITY & BEST GIFTS – Can be worn as full face mask or hat, open balaclava, sun shield masks, half ski mask , neck gaiter or saharan style & ninja hoodie. Wear your balaclava on its own or under a helmet. People use Achiou balaclava for skiing, running, riding, fishing, snowboarding, motorcycling, hiking, Climbing. Perfect fit for Women, Men and Children. It is best gift for your friends and family etc
  • ULTIMATE COMFORT: Achiou ski mask provides all-day comfort by keeping you warm and dry. It has a stretchy, lightweight and breathable fabric that protects your face while wicking away moisture. Thermal Dry fabric provides optimal moisture transfer, dry time
  • GREAT TO SHARE (GREAT GIFT IDEA TOO!) – while you are enjoy it, send it to your family, friends, or people you loved as a gift for Christmas, New Years, Valentine's Day, Father's day, Mother's Day etc! Also,it's a great gift to runners, athletes, fitness workouts, hiking, cycling, or anyone who need it
  • COOL MORE. DO MORE Enjoy staying active longer & doing what you love even when the temperature rises with the cooling & refreshing MISSION Cooling Neck Gaiter. Protect you from dust, debris & wind
  • COOLS INSTANTLY When activated with water it cools to 30 degrees below average body temperature in under 30 seconds! Activate quickly in 3 steps Wet it, Wring it out and Snap it. To reactivate, just re-wet and snap. It stays cool for up to 2 hours
  • MULTI FUNCTIONAL Mission Cooling Gaiter can be transformed into 12+ styles to protect from various outdoor elements. Wear as Neck Gaiter, Face Mask, Headband, Helmet Liner, Hood, Headwrap, Bandana, and more
  • GREAT FOR Tennis, Running, Hiking, Sports, Working Outside, Gardening, Yard Work, Fishing, Concerts, Festivals, BBQ, Tailgating, Motorcycling, Mountain Climbing, Vacation, the Beach, Lake, Pool, or anytime you want to feel instantly cooler
  • ✔️Universal Fit: 16'' X 9.5'' (±0.2in) but stretchable to be universal fit and can be used for different purpose
  • ✔️Thin & Cool for Summer Use: thin and lightweight material to make you feel cool and breathable during hot days
  • ✔️Moisture Wicking: no sticky feelings if sweaty, as our neck gaiter absorbs sweat to help get dry faster than non-sweat-absorb materials
  • ✔️Sun & Wind-Proof: help protect your skin from UV light under direct sunlight and you can breath as usual in windy weather and no need worry of breathing in dust
  • ✔️Machine Washable: wash before your first use and remember to wash every time after use to keep hygienic
  • 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...
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  • Prev. Name: Acrylic Watch Hat
  • Waterproof:womens winter coat made of waterproof breathable fabric, and all the zippers are in waterproof design, waterproof fabric can prevent rainwater permeating into the ski jacket and meanwhile eliminate sweat in time.
  • Warm:The windbreaker jacket shell with the adjustable and detachable hood, has a high density of textiles, which can prevent the cold wind entering inside.Lightweight warm cotton filled locks the body heat effectively and builds a perfect windbreak system.
  • Anti-scratch&Wear Resistant:The Ski coats shell is made of the polymer blending material. The strong textile fiber fabric shell, which can reduce the risk of accidental injury, avoids being scratched by rocks and branches and at the same time protects your body.
  • Multi Pockets:2 zippered side pockets, 1 waterproof pressing glue breast pocket and 1 zippered inner pocket.
  • Size Note:The winter jacket offers a standard fit.True to size. Please order usual size.
  • 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.
  • 【Soft and elastic material】A knitted mask made of 100% acrylic that keeps the face warm,Soft and elastic, no over-tightening. Keeps you warm in winter chilly days; No cold face any more!
  • 【3 Hole design】2 in the eyes and 1 in the mouth. The face mask covers your entire head with openings in the eye and mouth. Seams on the eyes and mouth are sewn to keep cold air out and keep you warm.
  • 【Easy to Carry】Lightweight, foldable and easy to carry. It is useful for outdoor exercises in winter. It's soft, specially designed, and fashionable.
  • 【Wide Range of Applications】The face mask is perfect for skiing, climbing, camping, fishing, hunting and other outdoor activities, can protect your face from cold and strong sunlight.
  • 【Birthday Christmas Gift】Good fun for a stocking filler. Ideal present for your brother,nephew, husband, father, sister, Mother, friends, colleague, boyfriend, girlfriend, or yourself! Who are Motorcycle, Go-Karting or Mountain bike riders.
  • 【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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