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Top Birkie Things You Need to Know! 

  • Fat Bike Birkie Registration Closes on March 9, Register Soon!
    • Important Update! Fat Bike Birkie Earlier Start Time!
  • Birkie '22! Registration Opens 4/1 - Join ABSF & Get Name on Bib!
  • We're Hiring! Join the Birkie Crew! Work Where You Play!
  • Sustainable Telemark! Interested Partner & Developer Opportunities
A Special Birkie 2021 Message from Ben Popp
Did you ski in-person or virtually? Did you volunteer? Did you support the ABSF during this crazy year? Ben Popp, Executive Director, has a special message just for you.

Choose Your Fat!
Get ready for Fat Bike Birkie on March 13, 2021!
Big Fat - 47K Race
Half Fat - 21K Race
Fun Fat - 10K Tour

Registration closes on
March 9, 2021 at 11:59pm. 

This is the only chance riders have to roll on the groomed Birkie Trail.  Safety protocols in place. 

Register Today 

What You Need to Know!
Birkie 2022 Registration

Great spring skiing has Ben Popp, Executive Director, thinking about Birkie 2022. He's got the latest on how to get your name on your bib and important dates to remember!

Save the Date!
Birkie Week 2022

Save the Date!
February 24-27, 2022! 
Early registration opens April 1 (Join the ABSF & get your name on your bib) and regular registration opens on May 1!  Save the date for adventure at Birkie 2022!

Get Your Birkie, Korte & Prince Haakon Photos
MarathonFoto was on the trail snapping photos of Birkie, Korte & Prince Haakon skiers.  If you haven't looked at yours, now is the time!
Click Here!

Celebrating Our
#VirtualBirkie Warriors!

Nearly 50% of registered Slumberland American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet & Prince Haakon skiers opted to ski, roller-ski, run, swim, bike or row their way to their personal 2021 Birkie finish line. We are awed at your #BirkieFever! Read On!

Join the Birkie Team
One of our amazing Birkie Team members is retiring which opens up an incredible opportunity for someone special to join our hardworking team in Hayward, WI. Work where you play! Click here to learn more.

Three Cheers for
Birkie Volunteers

Thank you to our amazing Birkie volunteers!  While there were far fewer volunteers at Birkie 2021, we felt the support from thousands leading up to and during Birkie week!  Thank you!
Become a Birkie Volunteer!

Get Your Results!
If you're looking for race results from Birkie week 2021, both in-person & virtual skiers, look no further! 
All Results Here!

Get Comfy at Home & Snag Free Birkie Entry
If you're dreaming of upgrading the comfort in your home and skiing the Birkie too...spend $1000 at Slumberland Furniture and ski, run, or bike free! Learn More!

 Capstone Monuments
Only Two Spots Remain

Imagine seeing your name etched for all time on an American Birkebeiner Capstone Monument on the Birkie Trail near the bridge over Highway 77. 
Learn more here.

How Can it Shape You?

Todd Boonstra, 1992 Birkie Champ and Salomon ambassador, goes over how ski racing has shaped him as a person.  Find out How!

Glove Deals for Fat Bike Birkie from TOKO
Fat bikers, please see our deals on Toko gloves on clearance section or use discount code PEARLISFAST.
Check out the Deals!

Fun Facts About
Hayward, WI

Check out great facts and have some fun looking into the history of “A Great Place to Live, Work & Play!
Learn More Here!

The Science
Behind the Trees

Pure Maple Syrup is simply the perfect energy source for endurance athletes.but how do we know it?
Find out here!

Birkie & Korte Decade Recognition Awards!
If you achieved a decade milestone after completing your event this year.  Recognition awards for the Birkie (20, 30, 40-year) and Kortelopet (10, 20, 30-year) will automatically be mailed to recipients in late March or early April. Congrats!

Little Known Trails
to Discover

Everyone loves the Birkie Trail! But there are many hidden gem ski trails out there that are amazing in their own special way.
Find hidden gems here!

Have Your Birkie
Gear Bag Mailed

There is still time to have your Birkie Gear Bag shipped to you!  The deadline to request shipment ($11) is Mar 31, 2021. Click here to choose shipping option!

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Chocolate is For Lovers
In case you needed a reason (or 3) to eat a little
chocolate every day, we've got you covered.

 Learn more!
Sustainable Telemark
Interested Partner &
Land Development

The ABSF is pleased to announce that we are now the proud owners of the Telemark property and have launched a multi-year project to create “the” spectacular, premier, outdoor recreation facility in northern WI. Learn more!
Interested Partners and Developers - 
Additional Info Here.
Congrats Gritz!
Volunteer of the Year

Mark “Gritz” Gritzmacher is a longtime, dedicated, Birkie volunteer & community member. As the 2021 Birkie Volunteer of the Year, Mark will receive a new Framed bicycle, along with bragging rights! Congratulations Mark! Watch Now!
Virtual Birkie 2021 
In a year unlike any other, thousands of participants from coast to coast made their way to their own BIrkie finish line by rowing, running, riding, swimming & skiing. We salute your determination! #VirtualBirkie

Celebrate Your Birkie Event Experience
Free Shipping Until 3/8/21
Commemorate your 2021 Birkie event! From posters and t-shirts (long & short sleeved), to mugs & magnets... there's something just for you in the Birkie Store!
Shop Now!

Skied Vasaloppet 10 Times Back-to-Back
Former Swedish national ski team director and coach Christer Skog skied Vasaloppet ten times in ten days with his buddy. Learn more here!

New Earlier Start Time
Fat Bike Birkie

Registration Closes 3/9/21
With spring-like temperatures expected on Saturday, we're starting the Fat Bike Birkie event earlier that AM! Visit for all the details!

Get Creative With
Course Design

Did you know that on PRINOTH’s Nordic Liner tiller, one of the two track setting plates can move laterally for optimal flexibility in course design?
Watch This!

Get the New Birkie App!
This free app allows you to access your Birkie event accomplishments, Birkie Trail maps, trail conditions, event schedules, registration links, Birkie Trail Pass purchases & more! Now available in the Apple App & Google Play stores!.

LHB and ABSF Work at Sustainable Telemark
LHB architects and engineers are passionate about outdoor recreation. We’re excited to work with the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation on their vision for the future!  Learn more!

Birkie Trail Conditions, Grooming & Trail Cams
Visit for the latest trail report & video from the snow-covered Birkie Trail. 
Trail Conditions Map & Report. 

Skiers are Made in
the Summer (& Fall!)

There is nothing better than a goal event to keep your training plan on track. Register for the Birkie Trail Run Festival - enjoy a day on the Birkie Trail surrounded by colorful leaves!  Learn more!

Good and Good For You
Cranberries pack a powerful – and healthy – punch! Studies show that the tart, red berry is a unique, good-for-you fruit that offers a wide variety of health benefits. 
Click to learn more!

Leave Your Legacy
Would you like to join others in the Birkie Legacy Circle? Please consider including the Foundation for the Endowment of the American Birkebeiner in your will or estate plans.  
Learn more here.

Three Signs of Good Hydration
What does proper 
hydration feel like and how do I know if I’m living my life with enough hydration
  Learn more!
World Cups Cancelation?
Off to the Birkie!

With the threat of the pandemic looming around every travel day and World Cup cancelations athlete Peter Holmes remains focused and excited.
Click to learn more!
And, watch this!
Celebrate & Memorialize Your Birkebeiner Warrior
Give your own Birkebeiner Warrior a forever gift! Inside the doors of the S.C.J. Family Outdoor Center at the OO Trailhead! Each tile is a tribute to those who embody the Birkebeiner spirit! Learn More!
#Livetoski with
Kikkan Randall

Find out what cancer fighter, Olympic champion, proud mom, and passionate skier Kikkan Randall is up to in this video series shot in British Columbia.  Learn more!

Be World Class & Adopt Your Birkie Trail
Honor someone special by sponsoring 1-Kilometer of the American Birkebeiner Trail in their name.  As a Birkie Trail Friend, you'll also be helping to pay for the costs of maintaining & developing the trail!
Learn more!

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