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Ski Joring

Monday, March 7th, 2011

If you are looking for something a little different to do on a weekend,¬† I suggest if at all possible heading to Leadville Colorado when they are having their annual Ski Joring event. It typically happens in March and I had the chance to attend this weekend and what fun it was. As someone who grew up ridding horses and skiing I can’t believe I never got involved in this long before now but I guess they just don’t do things like this in New Mexico! The town spends several day putting snow back on the main street packing it down and building jumps. There are two different courses depending on skill level Sport skiers have higher jumps than the Open registration and Legend skiers. They even have a children event (they get pulled by snowmobiles at a much slower pace).

 

Leadville is a nice little town to spend a day in and a short drive from Vail, dress warm and take your camera. I’m off to start training my horses for next years event!

Mike Fries

2010 Ski Joring Champion Mike Fries