ski·​jor·​ing ˈskē-ˌjȯr-iŋ How to pronounce skijoring (audio)
: a winter sport in which a person wearing skis is drawn over snow or ice (as by a horse or vehicle)

Examples of skijoring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Also, don’t miss the skijoring on Jan. 28, when 16 teams of riders (on skis or snowboards) and their horses dash along a straight track in downtown Banff — at up to 30 miles per hour — competing for top honors in Roman riding, trick riding, and stunt skiing/boarding. Kari Bodnarchuk,, 28 Dec. 2022 And if downhill skiing isn't your thing, the recreation area has 40 kilometers of trails groomed for cross-country skiing (including one trail open to skijoring), and 6 kilometers of trails groomed for fat biking and snowshoeing. Chelsey Lewis, Journal Sentinel, 18 Jan. 2023 Or skijoring which is skiing with a dog pulling you. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 5 Jan. 2023 Winter sports enthusiasts will want to head to the Skowhegan State Fairgrounds in February for the Northeast Equestrian Skijoring Regionals, Maine’s first and New England’s only equestrian skijoring competition (Feb. 25, 11 a.m.). Necee Regis,, 5 Jan. 2023 Equine skijoring remains popular in Switzerland, home of the world-class White Turf races, and out West in horsey locales like Montana and Colorado. Ashlea Halpern, Condé Nast Traveler, 11 Nov. 2022 There are snowsuits for pets, lots of booties and skijoring gear. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, 28 May 2022 But a lesson from national skijoring champion Jessica Pulliam changed Jim’s mind. oregonlive, 24 Feb. 2022 The Skijor International association notes that the first report of a skijoring-type activity dates back thousands of years to the Altai Mountains of Asia. Stephanie Vermillion, Travel + Leisure, 13 Feb. 2022 See More

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Word History


modification of Norwegian skikjøring, from ski + kjøring driving

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of skijoring was in 1910

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Cite this Entry

“Skijoring.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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