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Top Birkie Things You Need to Know! 

  • Birkie, Korte, Prince Haakon - Few Spots Remaining!  Register now!
  • Skiing at the Birkie TrailHead opens this Saturday, November 17!
Ben Popp, ABSF Director, is at the snow-covered Birkie Start Line.  Hear what he has to say!
Birkie, Korte, and Prince Haakon Spots Remain...Grab One!
Cold and snow have arrived and training has begun.  Sometimes the hardest part of doing an event is just signing up.  We'll make it easy for you, but all events will fill soon!
Register Now!
Experience the Thrill of a Downtown Finish!
Register Now!

Enjoy a Supported Day on the Trail
January 13, 2019 is the Birkie Tour; an untimed event to ski & tour the trail with the support of aid stations.  Post-ski, celebrate in the tent with a hot lunch & cold drinks.
Sign Me Up!

Open Your Eyes
to Good Sleep!

November is National Sleep Comfort Month; make your bedroom feel comfortable while you’re awake AND asleep.  Check out some simple steps for creating a restful room.

Watch Sophie Caldwell's Salomon Factory Tour! 
Join Sophie on her first tour of the facility to find out what surprised her and what she learned about the product-development process.
Click here to watch!

Skin Skis 101: They Just Get Better!
This updated “Skin Ski 101” refresher will help the uninitiated learn about how every skier can benefit from Skin Skis.  Learn more!

Why EVERY Athlete Needs Yoga
Yoga builds core strength, balance and flexibility, all while connecting the mind and body. Learn how you can implement yoga into your routine!
Waxing Made Easy, Use the Gel

Prep your skis to run well and minimize time in the wax room using Start’s all new Gels; Outside Magazine’s Nordic Wax of the year.
Read more!

How to Apply JetStream for Nordic Racing
Make sure that you are applying JetStream optimally so you have great skis! There are many techniques, but this is the best overall application method.
Watch here!

Get READY for Winter at Timber Ford!

Let it Snow and get to Timber Ford for all your winter vehicle needs!
Check out our Top 5 Recommendations for WINTER VEHICLE SAFETY!

What is a Cooperative?
Cooperative or Co-op is a form of business that is designed to provide economic benefits to member owners as opposed to providing income to investors.
Learn more!

Get Your Birkie On!
Shop the Birkie store in Hayward, online, or at the Birkie Trail Run Festival! Cool gear to cure your #BirkieFever! 
Shop Now!

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Pay the Birkie Going Forward!
Have you considered supporting the Birkie into the future for others to share?  Remember the Birkie in your will or estate plans and leave your legacy.
Join the Birkie Legacy Circle!
Adopt a Part of the Birkie Trail!
Memorialize or honor a loved one by sponsoring a kilometer of the Birkie Trail.  As a Birkie Trail Friend, you will help pay for the costs of maintaining and developing the trail and show other you care by "adopting a K" and being a Birkie Trail Friend!
Become a Birkie Trail Friend!
Birkie Skiing Opens THIS Saturday, November 17
The Birkie has been making snow and will open an Early Season of skiing.  Buy a Trail Pass and head to the American Birkebeiner TrailHead.

Check out the
webcams of the rest of the Birkie Trail.
Birkie Week - Thursday Event FUN!
Reserve your family's Birkie Week fun!  Register for any or all of the Thursday events of Birkie Week:
Junior Birkie
Barkie Birkie Skijor
Birkie Giant Ski

Adaptive Birkie (on Friday in 2019)
Get Fat in March!
Choose from the 47K Big Fat, 21K Chico, or the 10K Tour and meet up at the after party!  The Fat Bike Birkie is the largest gathering of fat bikers in the world...and it happens here each March!  Register now! Come'll be glad you did!
2018 ABSF Skier Development Grant Recipients
Again in 2018, the ABSF has awarded $37,500 in grants to 20 organizations that help fulfill the mission of the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation.  Read more!

Fresh Wisconsin Cranberries Now Available
After a busy harvest season, fresh cranberries are now in stores! Add some cranberry zing to your holidays with recipe ideas and more at

Become a Birkie Volunteer!
Lend a hand at a Birkie event!  Volunteer! Support athletes, have fun & get some sweet swag, too!  Special thanks to volunteer sponsor - 
Why Maple Syrup as Fuel for Athletes?
You might be asking how a 90-year-old, family run, Maple Syrup company got into performance gels. Here's the answer and how you benefit!
Women, Exercise, Motivation and Skiing
The Women's Ski Weekend of fun and fitness positively addresses universal concerns held by many women. How can we apply exercise motivation to everyday life?  Read more!

nuun's guide to hyper-hydration
How is it that you reach this state of hydration bliss you ask? two words: hyper-hydration.
Learn more!
Be on the Legacy Birkebeiner Warrior Wall!
Give to the Birkie and be recognized permanently with a warrior tile in the new Samuel C. Johnson Family Outdoor Center at the OO trailhead.  40 of the 90 tiles have been reserved!
Reserve your tile!

Sleeping has never felt so good!  Purchase a comfortable TEMPUR-PEDIC mattress and get any 2 Birkie entries free! Details! 

Attention, Birchleggers!
If you have skied 20 or more Birkies (or will accomplish that feat this year), sign up to be an official member of the Birchleggings Club and win some great prizes!

Need some Birchlegger gear? 
Shop now (until 11/19/2018 at 11pm) for Birchlegger gear from Swix.  Password: Swix
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Be a Part of
Birkie History! 

Embrace your inner Torstein, Skjervald or Inga!  Three lucky skiers will represent the legacy of the Birkie in February 2019!  The annual contest opens on 11/1/18!  Don't miss out on a chance at this amazing experience! Learn More!

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