The mission of the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation is to promote cross country skiing as a fun, energetic activity that is part of an active and healthy lifestyle. This effort focuses both on youth and adult skiers.
Changes are coming for the 2018-19 season.
Check back for updates! 2018-19 Grant Application will be available by June 15, 2018.
To encourage sport growth, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation annually provides grant funding opportunities to skier development programs. Priority will be given to organizations that are cross country ski focused, but organizations that support running, biking, and other off-season programs for skiers are also encouraged to apply.
As of 2018, the American Birkebeiner has awarded over $450,000 to cross country ski programs across the United States.
Equipment purchase (equipment purchase for free “try-it-out” adult sessions is not eligible), race sponsorship, coach’s stipend, program supplies, trail improvement supplies, etc.
Application Deadline is Friday, September 14, 2018. Applications must be submitted in Microsoft Word format via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, please indicate if you have not received a ABSF Grant previously. See the application document for more information. Grant awards will be announced by October 26, 2018.
Looking to start a CXC Nordic Rocks program in your school or area? Contact Bruce Manske with CXC to find out more about the program and how the ABSF can support your efforts, email@example.com.
2018-19 Grant Application will be available by June 15, 2018.
We would like to congratulate the following organizations and programs who were selected to receive grants in 2017-2018!
*If you have questions about the ABSF Skier Development Program, please contact John Oman at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 715-634-5025
Please note that many of the companies producing skis, boots and poles work with local dealers to provide discount deals for Junior skier teams and programs. Check with your local dealers to find out if they can provide Young Skier equipment discounts.