ski·​jor·​ing | \ ˈskē-ˌjȯr-iŋ How to pronounce skijoring (audio) , (ˌ)skē-ˈjȯr- \

Definition of skijoring

: 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 Her passions are canicross, bikejoring and skijoring — in which people complete cross-country running, bike or ski races with their dogs. Robyn Dixon, Washington Post, "In Moscow, a woman devotes her life to saving dogs," 20 Aug. 2020 In the skijoring event, a horse and rider race down Leadville’s main street, Harrison Avenue, pulling a skier who gets launched over kickers of snow. John Meyer, The Know, "Do you have what it takes to race in snowshoes at 10,000 feet above sea level?," 18 Feb. 2020 Skiers hitched to cowboys The adrenaline rush of being pulled by an animal at full gallop is also behind the annual skijoring event in the high-altitude town of Leadville, Colorado. National Geographic, "Is this America’s next extreme winter sport?," 9 Jan. 2010 The Norwegian sport of skijoring, essentially riding behind a reindeer on skis, has crossed the Atlantic and taken on a cowboy flavor. Michael George, National Geographic, "Will global events keep you closer to home this year?," 4 Feb. 2020 In late December, a lack of snow led to the cancellation of a skijoring competition near Kalispell. USA TODAY, "Giga roller coaster, ‘granny’ centennial, lion cubs born, Parker the cat passes away: News from around our 50 states," 24 Jan. 2020 Cappello has identified three types of people who are drawn to skijoring. Brion O’connor,, "Want to share a snow adventure with your dog? Try skijoring," 15 Jan. 2020 When Skiing Isn’t Fast Enough, Bring in the Horse A Montana mechanic gets his adrenaline fix through skijoring, a racing competition in which skiers are pulled by horse. Jen Murphy, WSJ, "Father-Daughter Bonding With Tennis Strings Attached," 31 Mar. 2018 Mokros said the winter climate allowed the host committee to offer a different sort of fun for guests, such as snowmobiling or skijoring (cross-country skiing while being pulled by a dog). USA TODAY, "Frigid Super Bowl raises questions about northern venues," 5 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of skijoring

1910, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for skijoring

modification of Norwegian skikjøring, from ski + kjøring driving

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“Skijoring.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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