March 7th & 8th
First Team down the avenue will be at High Noon, and the competiton lasts aprox. 3 hours!
A Free event to spectate, but leave your dogs at home!
This event is for Skiers only on Alpine equipment! No Snowboards, Tele or AT gear allowed!
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 competitors 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.
Ski Joring is always the first full weekend in March, and it is a good idea to book your room well in advance if you are planning on coming to either participate or spectate as the available rooms fill up fast. And...first horse down the Avenue each day will be at High Noon!
Start planning for the 71st running March 7th and 8th in 2020!