Skijoring requires as little as a single dog, a pair of skis, a harness, a belt and a line. What’s the big deal? A fast skijoring team can easily top 20 miles per hour and travel a mile in just 3 minutes.

– Skijor With Your Dog – by Mari Høe-Raitto and Carol Kaynor

The Noquemanon Skijor Club meets Tuesday nights at the Forestville trailhead @ 6:30 for a group skijor. For more information email Brent or find us on Facebook. All levels and abilities are welcome. The Skijor Club can help get you started.

Please respect the trails and other trail users by following these guidelines:

  • Buy an NTN trail pass! Buy your Pass Here »
  • Buy an NTN dog pass ($1 per day or $10 season)
  • Abide by dog rules and regulations ( See Below )
  • Stay on dog designated trails
  • Use Dog Stake out line or leash
  • Remove Feces
  • Use proper equipment, including cross country skis (no metal edges), poles, boots, belt, shock-cord bungee line and harness. Do not use a choke collar while skijoring
  • Be courteous to other trail users. When passing from behind, call “Trail” and “On your right (or left)”. If being passed, move to one side behind your dog, and pull yourself up to your dog. Please take extra caution on curves by slowing your dogs down.
  • Be able to cross country ski competently and do not ski with any more dogs than you can handle. Be able to stop your dogs within a reasonable distance
  • Keep your dog on current vaccinations and leave sick dogs at home
  • Be aware of your dogs behavior – AGGRESSIVE DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED