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.


The Montana Classic

GVSJA is postponing the 2018 race: the organization cites the need for increased volunteers, sponsors in planning 2019 event.

With significant growth in competitor and spectator turnout, and a shortage of volunteers and sponsors to support such growth, GVSJA has decided to postpone the 2018 skijoring race until the 2019 season. The Bozeman-based organization has four board members who determined they could not hold the event due to the size and complexity of the event. However, we have every intention of returning in 2019 and are rallying volunteers and sponsors to keep the skijoring tradition alive in Bozeman. We are currently looking for motivated individuals to join our team for the 2019 season. Until then, please support our neighboring Montana skijoring races in Kalispell, Helena, Whitefish, the 320 Ranch, Lincoln, Wisdom, and Red Lodge. We’re looking forward to the 2019 season. Thank you for your support.

Come join us on February 2-3, 2019 at the Gallatin County Regional Park for the Montana Classic Skijoring Race.

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About Skijoring

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.

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2018 Skijoring Race Calendar


Gallatin Valley Skijoring Association (GVSJA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit based in Bozeman, MT. 

* Not all websites have been updated for the 2018 calendar year