Like the sled dog, ski-joëring is being towed, but this time, not by dogs, by horses! And not just any… merens of course, from Ariège! Another beautiful slide that comes from the very cold, Scandinavia!
a little history
Ski-joering has its little history in the mountains, and it is not new! Indeed, from the beginning of the XNUMXth century, ski-joering became a fashionable leisure activity in Switzerland, driven by the British, undisputed fans of equestrian sports, for which harness ski races were organized!
In France, horses were also used from the rise of ski resorts, before the appearance of ski lifts to tow skiers up the slopes!
In Ariège, in the cradle of the Mérens horse, Skiing on your feet, you can savor the pleasure of skiing by following the horse's wake. It is ultimately another way to appreciate Mérens horses, in a practice full of lightness and sensations. Added to the extraordinary and almost unusual experience, it is a real training course in cleaning techniques with school horses ...
Very quickly, through simple exercises, you become a real leader!
What age and what level to learn about this practice?
No need to be a rider to practice ski-joëring, but a good skier anyway ! (confirmed skiers - 3rd star level in alpine skiing). You have to come with your own ski equipment and let's start learning! Even toddlers can try their hand at the practice, from 8 years old!
The kindness of the Mérens, the pleasure of skiing solo or in duo, everything is there!
take a carriage ride on snow!
You are not convinced by ski-joëring? Go for a carriage ride on the Beille plateau ! Nordic activity 100% family that will delight young and old!
Before your activity, check the snow conditions on our stations by consulting our webcams !