Skijoring is a little-practiced winter sport in which cross-country skiers are pulled by either a sled dog or a horse. Although the sport originated in Norway, it has now arrived in the Canadian Rockies thanks to Mad Dogs & Englishmen. The company operates with nearly 100 energy-filled dogs, which pull cross-country skiers across the Spray Lakes in Kananaskis Country, near Canmore, Alberta. It’s only minutes outside of Banff National Park.
Although it seems intimidating, skijoring is alarmingly fun, and it’s a great way to add excitement to a cross-country ski trip. Any intermediate or expert skier should give it a chance.
Mad Dogs & Englishmen also offers dogsled tours, skijoring lessons, and winter kennel tours. Skijoring from $195. Contact 1-877-662-3364.