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Skijoring

About Skijoring at the Frisco Nordic Center

Skijoring is cross-country skiing while being pulled by your dog(s). It is a sport that originated in Scandinavia several hundred years ago and is quickly gaining popularity in the United States.

These beginning skijor clinics at the Frisco Nordic Center will focus on equipment, dog care, training, places to skijor, etc… Then the class will move outside to practice on the snow. During the outdoor portion of the class, time will be spent on getting dogs to pull and on learning “let’s go”, “hike”, “whoa/stop” and “on by” commands. Attendees will also become familiar with how to handle the lines. Human participants must have intermediate cross-country skiing skills.

Prerequisites: Cross country skiing skills are a MUST! Participants must have good balance on their skis, be able to ski up moderate hills, and be able to stop. If you need to learn to cross country ski, please take a lesson from the Frisco Nordic Center prior to coming to class.

You must bring your own dog. Dogs must be in good health and MUST be able to peacefully tolerate a group situation with other people and dogs. For safety reasons we cannot allow reactive or aggressive dogs into group class.

Clinics are limited to 8 participants

Skijoring classes will meet at the Frisco Nordic Center. The first part of the class will be dog free and will be inside the Nordic Center.

Frisco Nordic Center

970-668-2570
Nordic@townoffrisco.com

Physical Address

616 Recreation Way
Frisco, CO 80443

Hours

The Frisco Nordic Center is open 7 days a week from 9am to 4pm.

Website

FriscoNordic.com

Mailing Address

PO Box 4100
Frisco, CO 80443

Dates

  • January 21, 2023 1pm-3pm or January 28, 2023 1pm-3pm

Cost

  • $45 per class for Frisco Nordic season pass holder (this fee includes instruction from Louisa Morrissey and use of her Skijoring equipment for the dogs)
  • $55 per class for non-season pass holders (this fee includes a trail pass for the day, instruction from Louisa Morrissey and use of her Skijoring equipment for the dogs)

All humans must provide their own cross country ski equipment. Rental equipment is available from the Frisco Nordic Center if you do not have your own gear.

Skijoring registration will open soon!

Classes are taught by Louisa Morrissey, certified professional dog trainer and owner of High Country Dogs (formally Skijor & More). All dogs must have proof of vaccination or titer testing and be in good health.

If you have questions about any of the dog classes, please call Louisa at 970-406-0158.

For more information about Frisco Nordic programs or for help with registration, please call 970-668-2570 or email Nordic@townoffrisco.com.

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