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Leadville Ski Joring

Posted by: admin March 1st, 2021

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Ski Joring? What is ski joring?

Ski Joring is a competition where a horse and rider pull a skier at a fast pace through a course that has gates, jumps, and rings. The skier is timed through the course, and penalties are assessed by missing gates or jumps, and by missing or dropping the baton or any of the rings. The competitor’s race for cash prizes and teams are made up by a random draw before the start.

The Leadville Ski Joring event has been going on in Leadville since 1949 and is one of the premier events of its kind in the country. This year’s 73rd Running of Leadville Ski Joring will be on March 6th & 7th and will be broadcast online! No spectators are allowed at the racecourse due to covid-19 precautions. The event will not be on the avenue downtown, but on McWethy Drive up by the High School and Middle School.

This event is for Skiers only on Alpine equipment! No Snowboards, Tele, or AT gear allowed!