Meet The Canine Center in SUMMIT COUNTY, Colorado to learn how to skijor or snowshoe with your dog. If you have never skied before, snowshoeing is a great way to enjoy this trip with your dog. Great for any dog that enjoys hiking and cool weather!
Total cost is $749 per person for skiers and $599 for snowshoeing and includes daily lessons on the trails and a group dinner. Transportation, lodging and equipment rental is not included, but we can help you make arrangements and have a list of several dog friendly establishments in the area. We will take you all to the rental shop. *Early bird rates available!
Sample Skijor Schedule
Day 1 – AM – Ski Lesson without dogs
Day 2 – AM – Ski Lesson – may include dogs depending on level
Day 3 – AM – Ski Lesson with dogs or Guided Trail Ski (if ready)
Day 4 – Guided Group Trail Ski with Dogs (Skiing and Snowshoeing)
Day 5 – Guided Group Trail Ski with Dogs (Skiing and Snowshoeing)
Sample Snowshoe Schedule
Day 1 – Snowshoe Lesson without dogs
Day 2 – Snowshoe Lesson with dogs
Day 3 – Guided Group Trail Run with Dogs
Day 4 – Guided Group Trail Run (Skiing and Snowshoeing)
Day 5 – Guided Group Trail Run (Skiing and Snowshoeing)
We still have spots available, you can still register!
ski·jor·ing (sk jôr ng, -j r -) n. [modif. of Norw skikjøring, fr.ski + kjøring driving]: a winter sport in which a person wearing skis is drawn over snow by one or more dogs.
“Skijoring is an exhilarating and fast growing winter sport which combines cross-country skiing and dog mushing. Imagine yourself on a beautiful winter’s day gliding behind your canine best friend on a tree-lined trail.
Virtually any breed dog can learn to skijor. Northern breeds like Alaskan Huskies, Malamutes and Siberian Huskies have traditionally been used for skijoring due to their instinctive will to pull, but any dog that loves to run is a good skijoring candidate. If your dog is energetic and 30 pounds or greater, chances are she’ll make a great skijor dog.”*