American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation Announces Changes to Birkie Week Schedule

Thursday Events Look Different but Are Infused with #BirkieFever Hayward, WI (February 21, 2017) – The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) today announced that after yesterday’s unseasonable rain, Duffy’s Field just outside of Hayward, WI, and the Birkie Trail south of Highway OO are no longer feasible for Slumberland American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet and Prince Haakon […]

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American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation Announces a Change of Course

44th Birkie Week Events Change Due to Weather Conditions Hayward, WI (February 20, 2017) – In light of the recent above average temperatures, along with continued warm weather conditions and rain forecast for today, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) has announced that an adjustment to the overall race course for Birkie Week events is […]

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Saving Snow – Film and Panel Discussion at Birkie #44

News Advisory on Behalf of Cool Planet Contact: Paul Thompson 612-810-4664 paul@coolplanetmn.org Diogo Castro Freire, filmmaker from Adaptation Now Films and downhill skier has selected the American Birkebeiner as the first site to begin filming his next project “Saving Snow.” This documentary will highlight the economic impact that our rapidly changing climate has on winter […]

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Raise Your Tankard! It’s Birkie Brew-Ski!

The Birkie, with Lucette Brewing Company, Introduces Official Amber Ale! Hayward, WI (February 16, 2017) – When Norwegian Birkebeiner warriors Torstein & Skjervald finished their historic journey rescuing Prince Haakon from danger, they undoubtedly slaked their thirst with a tankard of ale. With a nod to their undeniable spirit, the Birkie is pleased to announce […]

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February 19-26, 2017 Proclaimed American Birkebeiner Week in the State of Wisconsin

Governor Walker Issues Proclamation American Birkebeiner Week Proclamation February 19-26, 2017 Whereas, the American Birkebeiner, held in Hayward, WI each year, is North America’s largest cross-country ski race and contributes to the estimated $26 million in silent sports revenue generated in Sawyer and Bayfield counties of northwestern Wisconsin each year, Whereas, over 13,000 cross-country skiers […]

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Fast & Female Champ Chat Returns to Birkie Week

Empowering Young Female Athletes for a 4th Year Hayward, WI (February 14, 2017) – From fitness activities to inspirational stories, Fast and Female’s 4th annual Champ Chat at the Birkie will start a conversation for young female athletes during Birkie weekend. On Sunday, February 26, from 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. in the Hayward High […]

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Birkebeinerne (The Last King) Brings the Legacy of the American Birkebeiner to Life

Proceeds to Support ABSF Capital Campaign Hayward, WI (February 14, 2017) – The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation is pleased to announce two showings of the action-packed feature film The Birkebeinerne (The Last King) on February 25 & 26 at the Park Center Theater in Hayward. The North American premiere of the film took place in […]

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Annie Hart’s New Go-To Morning Oatmeal Recipe! Turmeric Oats!

2,500 years ago Hippocrates (the father of Western medicine) coined the term “food is medicine.” While there is no doubt that advances in medicine have significantly improved the quality (and length) of life, the notion that food can play just as an important role in maintaining and augmenting health is making its comeback. And in […]

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Kortelopet Cross Country Ski Race Moves to New Day with Help from Tourism Grant

The race looks to increase the number of participants and visitors for the Birkie weekend HAYWARD, Wis. (Feb. 9, 2017) – The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation is racing into the new year with a marketing campaign aimed at promoting its Kortelopet (Korte) cross-country ski race and the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle. With help […]

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Stay for the Sunday Ski & Bike Demo—“OO” Trailhead

The Day after Birkie – February 26, 2017 At the Birkie “OO” Trailhead – 9:00 am to 2:00 pm   The Slumberland American Birkebeiner’s Sunday On-Snow Ski Demo on February 26, 2016, the day after the big race, will celebrate its fifth year at the Birkie “OO” trailhead. Everyone from newbie skiers to elites can […]

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