Ski-joring dates back at 1,000 years, and races are still run in the U.S. despite the danger involved to both horse and skier.
What I’ve been missing more than maskless lift lines is the connection that this sport brings.
This is a story of family, of unconditional love, of silent suffering in a beautiful place. It's also a story about skiing.
Skijoring—being towed on skis by a horse—seems simple enough. But when you add gates, big jumps, hanging rings, and 1,000-pound animals blasting through snow at high speeds, the real action begins. Sometimes, sadly, it’s tinged with tragedy.