The last time I watched the weather on television, they were predicting snow showers for Wednesday and bitter cold temperatures for Thursday and Friday nights. Sounds like perfect weather for skijoring with your dog.
Skijoring is a Norwegian word that means "ski-driving," according to Carol Kaynor in her article called "More Than Mushing" in the December issure of "Dog World" magazine. If you like to ski, but don't have the time to drive to the ski resorts, find a large open field that is good for cross-country skiing, harness your 40 pound or larger dog(s) and let them tow you.
What kind of dogs can be used for skijoring? Any of the northern sled dogs take quickly to this sport, but Kaynor says that border collies, Labrador retrievers, Australian shepherds, setters and giant schnauzers have been used in competitive skijoring.
Skijoring is not for the faint of heart and it requires some advance preparation. Kaynor, who lives in Alaska, says that the necessary equipment includes skis for you as well as a skijoring belt, and a towline, plus a special non-restrictive harness for the dog.