Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Gorgeous Day

A gorgeous day skijoring atop Vail Pass today.
Snow covered Rocky Mountains as far as the eye can see! The views are always stunning
atop Vail Pass.

Most of outing at Vail Pass is spent on snowmobile trails; but we do get occasional dips in the powder on side trails...
Hopping through powder on a seldom used side trail. Nice scenery again,.

My favorite view, though, is always the sprinting Siberians.
Zoom, zoom, zoooom...

We had about a mile of "powder play" on a side trail branching off from our high point of the day:
"Time to turn around, really? If you say so..." says happy little Zorro looking back when
I called out 'time to turn around'.
"Ok, if you say so." acknowledges happy Max.
Meanwhile Zorro has noticed how much untouched snow we should be exploring
instead of turning around :)

So fun to ignore "traffic signs"...
"Stop? What a silly word!" demonstrate the airborne pair flying by the stop sign.
Oh, by the way, that STOP sign is "regulation height" for summer traffic on this road. This shows you how deep the snow pack is at Vail Pass. I foresee using the Vail Pass trails deep into Spring this year!

A scenic day covering 10.3 miles with 1350 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 20 MPH.

2013/2014 Season to Date: 93 days on the trails covering 794.9 miles with 92,500 feet of elevation climbed.


  1. Do you have any suggestions for someone who wants to start skijoring? My husky is only 3 months old so I have sometime to get ready.

    1. skijornow.com is a good website to look over for training tips and other skijor information. You might want to look for skijor or dog sled clubs in your area as it is always easy for young pups to learn from watching others.

      I start training the commands (left, right, wait, faster, leave it, etc) on walks as soon as I get a new dog; then the commands come natural once they get on snow.