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Prince Haakon 12K

PRINCE HAAKON - February 22, 2014

We encourage you to check out the Birkie Week events listed to the left. Please note, however, that the Birkebeiner, Kortelopet, and Prince Haakon have reached their cap and that registration for those events is now closed.

Entries Still Available Through Fundraiser ...

If you missed getting a Birkie or Korte entry ... again this year, sign up for a "Second Chance" entry through our "Skiers for Cures" charitable partner, JDRF. CLICK HERE for details!

Race Course

On the 12K course Skate skiers will use the Birkie Skate trail and Classic skiers will use the Birkie Classic trail for the first 7K. Both routes will then follow a connector trail and join the Kortelopet trail that will be groomed for both skate and classic skiing.

Prince Haakon 12K skiers will then ski with Kortelopet skiers for the next 4K to the final aid station where Haakon 12K skiers will leave the Kortelopet trail and course and ski directly toward the Telemark Resort and Kortelopet finish line for the 12K finish. Refer to the map of course, right hand column of this page.

Ski Events Sponsored By

Prince Haakon Presented By


Questions? Call 715-634-5025 or email birkie@birkie.com.

Does a 12 kilometer event spark your interest?


  • Exciting, fun event allowing skiers interested in a shorter event the opportunity to be part of the Birkie experience.
  • Spans 12 kilometers from the Birkie/Korte Start Line at the Cable Union Airport to the finish line at Telemark Resort.
  • Attracts first-time racers and other skiers looking for a shorter event. Please note that the 12K course does include several challenging uphills, downhills and turns and is not suited for beginning skiers. Beginning skiers should consider the 5/10K Family Fun Event.
  • Is open to both skate and classic style skiers age 13 and older. There is a 400 skier limit.
  • Begins at the Birkie and Kortelopet start line as the final wave on Saturday, February 22 at 10:15 a.m.
  • Includes two aid stations located at 5K (Powerline) and 11K (Telemark Trails).
  • Is a timed event and all skiers will be issued timing chips and official results for skate and classic races will be posted.
  • The first male and female finishers in the skate and classic races will receive awards. All finishers will receive finisher pins.

Skier Busing

Prince Haakon Skiers will be bused to the start area using the same bus system as the Birkie/Korte skiers. Click here for more information.

Skate & Classic Ski Etiquette Rules

  • If you are a Classic skier, please step out of the track and to the side when another skier comes up behind you to pass. Classic skiers are prohibited from using skating techniques.
  • If you are a Skate skier, please do not ski over the Classic track. You may however, step into the track and glide or double pole.
  • Please do not impede other skiers at any time.
  • Ski Patrol volunteers are on the trail and can provide medical assistance, if you need it.

Course Map

Awards, Finisher Pins & Results

  • Prince Haakon 12K finishers will receive a pin when they cross the finish line at Telemark.
  • Awards will be presented to the first male and female finisher in the skate and classic races only.
  • Results will be officially published.

Registration for the 2014 Birkie and Korte is now closed, as of 2:00 pm, Oct. 8. You can still register for the Prince Haakon 12K!

AND ...

If you missed getting a Birkie or Korte entry ... again this year, sign up for a "Second Chance" entry through our "Skiers for Cures" charitable partner, JDRF. CLICK HERE for details!