One Word: Skikjöring

BY: C.Newberry

The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships won’t be the only ski competition in St. Moritz this February. While elite ski racers face off at Piz Nair, the world’s top skikjöring (ski driving) competitors will strap themselves behind thoroughbred horses and take off on a 2.7 kilometre race across the icy surface of the frozen Lake St. Moritz, reaching speeds of up to 50 kilometres per hour in a quest to be named “King of the Engadine.” This wild sport was invented in 1923 in St. Moritz, which remains the only place in the world where competitors ski behind horses with no riders to keep the animals in line. The madness unfolds February 12, 19 and 26, 2017.

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