I recently traveled to Whitefish, Montana, to photograph the 2011 Whitefish Skijoring World Championship. I didn’t exactly know what skijoring was before I was in Whitefish, so you aren’t alone. It’s a sport originating in Scandinavia that involves a skier, a horse, and a race course. The skier navigates a course full of jumps while being pulled on a 30-foot rope behind a horse at full gallop. Best time wins the event. Some 80 teams competed in the event this year, and despite the cold, cold weather, everyone had a good time. And the fun wasn’t limited to the racing grounds; Whitefish’s downtown bars and restaurants were packed with the skijoring crowd.
More photos, including these, are available to license at my archive: 2011 Whitefish Skijoring World Championship.