Skijoring: from the Norwegian Skikjøring = ski + Kjøring (driving): A sport in which a skier is drawn over the snow by a dog.
If you enjoy cross country skiing and you enjoy spending time with your dog, get outside this winter for some skijoring! Kick the winter blues as you kick your skis, all while being pulled by your dog along 11.2 km (7 miles) of packed trail specifically designated for skijoring. Skijoring does not require a ski pass.
Skijorers—please do not use trails designated for Classic/Skate skiing only.
To access parking and skijoring trail area, take Wilderness Drive approximately 2 1/2 miles past the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center. Parking is available along Wilderness Drive North, at the junction with Wilderness Drive and the road to the Lake Ozawindib boat access.
Remember, you're not being towed; you are skiing with the dog. Since all dogs have the instinct to pull, being able to handle and direct your dog is important. Being able to cross country ski competently, including being able to stop, makes the sport both enjoyable and safe for both you and your dog.