Introduction to Skijoring

Tahquamenon Falls State Park
32130 W. South River Road,
Paradise, MI 49768

Two sessions:

  • Morning session – 9 a.m. to noon
  • Afternoon session – 1 to 4 p.m.

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.

Register for Introduction to Skijoring – morning session.

Register for Introduction to Skijoring – afternoon session.

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

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