Ski Joring & Crystal Carnival
Ski joring, which entails a horse and rider pulling a skier down a snow-packed road over jumps while spearing rings in a timed competition, has been an annual event in Leadville, Colorado, since 1949. One part Old West, one part extreme sports, this scenic Colorado mountain town celebrates winter with ski joring; Nordic and mountain bike races; a paintball biathlon; a children's parade and contests; and broomball games. This captivating winter sport is as much fun to watch as it is to participate in! Held the first weekend in March.