YeeHaw! The Wild West is still alive in Silverton, Colorado! Final BackPacker Giveaway winner, MaryAnne Nelson, had a blast snapping the fun during the Fifth Annual Silverton Skijoring Festival.
The sport of skijoring began several hundred years ago in Scandinavian countries as a way to travel during the long winters. Today, skijoring competitions are currently taking place in 5 states in the USA and in several countries worldwide.
"Skijoring is a great spectator sport with horses running full speed down the street and skiers hanging on for their lives behind the horse. The big challenge for the skier is to grab rings on the course, jump over the jumps, and go through the obstacles while still hanging on behind a horse going all out. You never get bored watching!" - MaryAnne
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