Bloomberg News | January 17, 2018
For those propelled through life in pursuit of adrenaline, in wintertime finding ever-newer forms of entertainment can be a challenge if you have already conquered downhill skiing, uphill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, heli-skiing, snowboarding, racing car driving on an ice field, and even gone as far as to rent out a whole mountain and buy a Ferrari-red Sno-Cat to partake in all of the above.
What is a humble snow sports enthusiast to do when seemingly all icy avenues have been raced down?
Consider skijoring, the art of skiing while being towed by rope at breakneck speed by horses or dogs. Or as we like to think of it: the best winter pastime you never knew existed. It may not an Olympic sport – the closest it got was a demonstration at the 1928 St Moritz games – but with growing popularity and several major skijoring competitions around the corner, now is the time to get into this underrated sport. Here is how.