Skijoring (Skiing With Dogs)

Jackie skijoring with Bear!

Skijoring (‘skē-jȯr-iŋ) is derived from the Norwegian word “skikjøring” meaning ski

driving. It is a winter sport in which a dog is outfitted with a dog sledding harness and is attached by rope or towline to a skijoring harness worn by the human. Skiers use vocal commands to let their dogs know which way to go on the trails. Dogs of all shapes and sizes participate in skijoring. The only prerequisite is a willing heart and a desire to run! The sport is practiced recreationally, and competitively, both for long and for short (sprint) distances.

Winter Park has a designated 6 Km skijoring route for you and your pup. Follow the wooden paw print signs on the trails. All skijoring dogs need a ‘tail’ pass ($3 per day), and all skijoring humans must purchase an XC ski pass.

Dogs must be leashed at all times at Minocqua Winter Park. Leashed dogs are also permitted on our snowshoe trails. Dogs must remain outside the Chalet. Thank-You!

Pam & Charlie visit the Tea House