Department of Natural Resources
Skijoring, which translates to “ski driving” in Norwegian, is a combination of cross-country skiing and dog sledding. Your dog wears a harness, you wear a waist belt and connect to your dog with a long bungee leash, and off you go! This fun winter sport is a great activity for dogs of any size and is sure to tire out even the most high-energy canine companion.
The workshop will cover the history of skijoring, equipment and techniques.
Cost is $45 per person. This includes a bungee leash, waist belt and refreshments. Dog harnesses will be available to purchase, or participants may bring their own.
The entire workshop takes place outdoors, so please dress appropriately. Participants should bring cross-country skis (no metal edges), one dog and proof of up-to-date vaccinations.
The registration deadline is March 26. In the event of cancellation, participants will be notified 48 hours prior to the workshop.
Limited to seven participants per session.
A Recreation Passport is required for entry into Tahquamenon Falls State Park.
For more information, contact Theresa Neal at 906-492-3415.
Please note: Cancellations must be made by March 16 in order to receive a refund. If you are unable to make the class and are unable to give two weeks’ notice, the registration fee is considered a donation to the educational program at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.
This class is part of the Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Skills Academy, which offers in-depth, expert instruction, gear and hands-on learning for a range of outdoor activities at locations around the state. Learn more at Michigan.gov/OutdoorSkills.