There is no better representation of the historic crossroad of cowboys and skiers in Jackson Hole than the sport of Skijoring. The race consists of an adrenaline packed 15-20 seconds where a skier gets pulled behind a horse, reaching speeds of up to 40 miles per hour while maneuvering various gates and obstacles. One of the fastest sports on snow returned to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in February and the action was hot!
February 10-11, 2018
Jackson Hole Shriners
"Skijoring is putting a skier behind a horse with a 30 foot rope, asking the skier to go around 16-20 gates, a few jumps, and the horses go wide open.
It's a combination western horsemanship and racing, a little bit of a waterskiing element ‘cause you're at the end of a rope.
So, it is just an adrenaline-packed 15-20 seconds of fun!"
-Andrew Byron, Skijoring Competitor