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Top Birkie Things You Need to Know! 

  • Birkie Week Race Day Selection Email - The Latest Update!
  • Birkie, Korte, Prince Haakon Price Increase - Register Today!
  • Turkey Birkie Cross-Country Ski Festival & Season Opener!
  • Birkie Trail Calendar in support of Year of the Trail - Get Yours!
  • Member's Only Sale in the Birkie Store Starts Today!
Race Day Selection Email & Price Increase News
Ben Popp, Executive Director, has the latest update on the upcoming race day selection email and price increase deadline.  Watch now!

Birkie, Korte & Prince Haakon Price Increase
We've extended Tier 3 pricing through tonight, Thursday, 11/5/20 until 11:59pm. We encourage you to register now and save! Check out the Birkie Event Update page for the latest event news.   
Register Now! 

2021 Participant Hat!
The Birkie, Korte, and Prince Haakon participant hat will keep you warm & toasty.  Skiers can look forward to wearing this Nordic Birkie badge of honor in 2021!
Register today & avoid the price increase!

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

Holiday Shopping in the Birkie Store!
Early Bird Holiday Shopping specials start November 10!  The Birkie Store has something for everyone on your gift list. Clothing, gifts, games, ornaments, hats & everything in between!
Shop Now!

Join Us for the
Turkey Birkie Festival

The Nordic ski community comes to Cable, WI, to kick-off the season! Open-air, safety protocols in place, demo the latest gear, ski on early season artificial snow, November 27, 28, & 29!
Register Now!

Warriors & Inga Contest Open Now!
Are you the next Torstein, Skjervald, or Inga? This could be your year to represent these iconic characters during the 5-days of Birkie Week 2021!  Gather your group of 3 skiers and apply!  Deadline 11/30/20.  Details Here!

Get Ready to Ski
in Birkieland!

Birkie Trail passes are required to ski on the Birkie Trail from December through March.  An artificial snow loop will be ready for skiing in the coming weeks. All-Access Snow Pass or Regular Trail Pass available. 
Get Yours Now!

New Fluoro-Free Wax System – PRO by SWIX
Swix is proud to introduce a complete, three level fluoro-free wax system called PRO for the 2020/2021 season.
// Speed Beyond Limits. Learn more!

Ski the Birkie Your Way
Choose a Virtual Option

For skiers with travel barriers, who are immunocompromised, or are simply uncomfortable traveling to NW WI for their race, a virtual option is available for the 2021 Birkie, Korte & Prince Haakon.
Learn more here.

Getting on SNOW
Get ready to start skiing on early season snow with Olympian, Tyler Kornfield.
Get Tips Now!

Kwik Trip
Dinner done kwik?

We proudly produce delicious take home meals in La Crosse and deliver to your store daily.  Mac N Cheese, meatloaf, ribs...
Hungry yet?

Visit & Event Updates for Latest News
Look for the image above on the home page of for the latest event news and FAQs on your Birkie event! Visit Now!
We're Giving Away
5 Free Entries
As Proud Sponsors of the American Birkebeiner, it is our pleasure to give away five FREE entries to ski the Birkie!
Enter Now!
Earth Rider Wins Two Silver Medals at GABF!
Earth Rider’s medal count increased at the 2020 Great American Beer Festival with two silver medals for North Tower Stout and Royal Bohemian Pilsner. Learn More!

A Very Maple Thanksgiving
Our family had a long-standing tradition of large over the top Thanksgiving dinners. This year is going to be different. Read More!

US Ski Team Tech
Talks World Cup

U.S. Ski Team Wax Tech Chris Hecker shares some insight on the 2020-2021 World Cup Circuit in due to Covid restrictions.
Learn More!

2021 Birkie Trail Calendar Get Yours Now!
Beautiful, year-round, professional photos of the Birkie Trail all wrapped up in one 14-month calendar! Donate to the 2020 Year of the Trail & get yours! Makes a fabulous gift! Learn more!

Becker Law Link Installed on October 28, 2020
The Becker Law Link - the pedestrian bridge over Highway 77 for safety on race days & all days - is officially in place! The bridge is 19' high, 12’ 6” Wide, 136’ Long, and weighs 67,000 Pounds, making for a great addition to the Birkie Trail!

Birkie Trail Capstone Monuments
Imagine seeing your name etched on an American Birkebeiner Capstone Monument as you ascend the climb toward the new Becker Law Link pedestrian bridge over Hwy. 77.  Curious?
Learn more here.

Not Drinking Enough Water? How to Hydrate Fast
Drinking enough water throughout the day isn’t easy. Too often, you simply get caught up in whatever you’re doing - remember to hydrate.
 Learn more!

Inside the Factory:
Choosing the Best Skis

Wonder what the World Cup service techs and race crews are doing in the weeks leading up to the season openers?   Learn More

Birkie Trail Conditions, Grooming & Trail Cams
Visit, look for the image above, and click for the latest report from the Birkie Trail. 
Trail Conditions Map & Report. 

Podcast Interviews with top Nordic Athletes
Toko has been conducting interviews with top U.S. athletes and personalities from Bill Koch and Kikkan Randall to many Birkie winners. Check out the podcasts.  Listen Now!

Birkie Tour 2021
January 31, 2021
The 2021 Birkie Tour will give you a chance to pre-ski your Birkie, Korte, or Prince Haakon race course. Use it as a fun training tool to prep for your race.  Safety protocols in place for this day in the north woods.

  Register Now!

Choose Your Fat!
Get ready for Fat Bike Birkie!
Big Fat - 47K Race
Half Fat - 21K Race
Fun Fat - 10K Tour

March 13, 2021 - the only chance riders have to roll on the groomed Birkie Trail.  Safety protocols in place. 
Price increase coming soon!
Register Today 

Member's Only Sale in the Birkie Store
Not a member?  Not a problem, join the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation and enjoy 20% off most items in the Birkie Store between now and November 9, 2020.

A Little Different Than The General Population
Learn how EnjoyWinter athlete & silent sport enthusiast Hannah Rudd uses Nordic Spirit to live life to the fullest!
  Learn More!
Matt Heisel
Volunteer of the Month

Congratulations to Matt Heisel, Birkie Volunteer of the Month!  How does someone from Saudi Arabia become Volunteer of the Month? Click HERE to find out how! Nominate a Volunteer today!

Official 2021 Birkie Poster!
We are over the moon that renowned illustrator & graphic artist, Neal Aspinall, once again created the beautiful, commemorative, 2021 Birkie poster! Now available in the Birkie Store! Get Yours!

Postponed Until 2022
For the safety of all involved, we've made the difficult decision to postpone a few of our 2021 events.  They'll be back and better than ever in 2022!

  • Ladie's Fat Bike Getaway
  • Birkie Bash
  • Birkie Giant Ski
  • Birkie Dorm Housing

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