Noquemenon Skijor Club holds training series

MARQUETTE — The Noquemenon Skijor Club is hosting a night series to teach those interested how to participate in the sport with their furry companions.

Skijoring is a winter sport where a person on cross country skis is pulled by one or more dogs along a trail. The cross-country skier provides power with skis and poles, and the dog creates additional power by running and pulling. The club is holding this series every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. at the Forestville Trailhead to explain the set up process and proper riding techniques.

“Skijoring is just a lot of fun,” said Noquemenon Skijor Club member, Lindsay McWebb. “It’s a great way to get out in the winter, to enjoy the sport with your dog, and to get out in woods – to get some fresh air and some sunshine. It’s just a really special experience to work as a team with your dog to propel yourself down the trail.”

The group is also preparing for the upcoming Animoosh 10K Skijor Race that will be held on January 28th, which starts at 9:00 a.m. at the Forestville Trailhead in Marquette.