Leadville Ski Joring


March 4-6, 2016

The 2016 Ski Joring and Crystal Carnival Weekend will be held March 4-6, 2016. Book your stay today!

Horse, rider, and skier Ski Joring

What Is Ski Joring?

It's an action-packed sport where a horse and rider race across the snow, pulling a skier who's holding onto a rope. As the horse gallops, the skier flies over jumps and spears rings set up along certain parts of the course.

Why: It's a thrilling event to watch or join! Let Outside Television show you why:



When: March 4-6, 2016
- See the full schedule.

Where: Leadville's Harrison Avenue, the main drag, is snowpacked for action all weekend long.

Who: You and your friends! Horses, riders, skiers; cowboys, cowgirls, cheerleaders. Mountain bikers, skiers, snowshoers, ice skaters, sledders, history lovers.

How: Join in!
  • Participate: Ride your horse or ski. Giddy up! Register today!
  • Cheer: Line Harrison Avenue to catch the excitement!
  • Gamble: Bid on a team at the Calcutta auction.
  • Bring the Kids: Children can go ski joring behind a snowmobile, Saturday at 10 a.m.
Young girl ski joring

Other Weekend Activities

Round out your weekend with these winter activities! (See the full schedule.) At 10,200', the nation's highest incorporated city is the capital of winter:
  • Night Ride – Leadville Winter Mountain Bike Series – Mineral Belt Mayhem: Join a fat tire bike ride after dark on the 11-mile Mineral Belt trail ringing this historic mining town. Register today!
  • Nordic Sprints: Friday at 7 p.m. (details)
  • Dog Ski Joring: Saturday at 8 a.m. (details)
  • Paintball Biathlon: Sunday at 9 a.m. (details)
  • Downhill Skiing: Family-friendly Ski Cooper and Chicago Ridge have all-natural snow, short lift-lines, and full-day lift tickets for just $50.
  • Nordic Skiing, Snowshoeing, and Snowmobiling: Explore nearly 100 miles of groomed trails near Leadville and at Tennessee Pass Nordic Center.
  • Sledding: Zip down Dutch Henry sledding hill for free; tube rentals available (11 a.m.-5 p.m. $5/hour, $3/half hour)

Get Cozy

Wind down from the action with these great choices: