Bringing skijoring to the Gallatin Valley
Modern skijoring combines Montana’s signature ski heritage with its cowboy roots into a wild, fast paced, spectacular event. Competitors race for cash and prizes based on the fastest combined times for the two day event as well as the fastest time each day. It is derived from the Norwegian word skikjøring, meaning “ski driving”. Above all, skijoring is just another excuse to get outside during the winter in Montana and socialize.
What originated in the Scandinavian countries as a form of winter transportation, the Western states have transformed this into an action packed competition where a horse and rider pull a skier at a fast pace through a course that has gates, jumps, and rings.
Gallatin Valley Skijoring Association (GVSJA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit based in Bozeman, MT.