Yak skiing

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Yak skiing is a sport practiced in the Indian hill resort of Manali as a tourist attraction.

The sport involves a skier waiting at the bottom of a slope and a yak at the top of the hill; yak and skier are connected by means of a rope going around a pulley at the top of the hill. To engage the yak, the skier must shake (and swiftly put down) a bucket of pony nuts. This attracts the yak, which charges downhill and pulls the skier upward by means of the rope.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Perry, Alex (4 July 2005). "Extreme Yak Sports". TIME Magazine. Retrieved 2012-03-08. 
  2. ^ "Asia's newest sport - yak skiing". BBC News. 3 July 2005. Retrieved 2008-10-21.