Swap your huskies and sled for a horse and a pair of skis for the hippest new snow sport of the season in South Tyrol and Italian Dolomites.

Ski-jeering was originally used as a form of transport by the Lapps who harnessed reindeers. Your skis will be powered by a horse as you zig-zag your way across the slopes with the stunning mountain scenery as a backdrop. Just don’t forget to hold on tight to the rudder bar and to steer the horse — like waterskiing, this activity is not without effort.

The riding is suited to any kind of level, from complete beginners to expert snow gliders and costs about $80 an hour.

The experience is organized by horseback-riding travel specialist, The Riding Company, and based at the four-star Post Hotel next to the excellent resort of Kronplatz in Bruneck, Italy. So you can follow up your ski-jeering with a session on the slopes, before you hit the indoor pool, spa or sauna to give your muscles some much deserved soothing time.

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