The Birkie Trail is a great place to visit anytime of the year, but lots will be happening here between Christmas and New Years. Check out the many options below for yourself, family, and team!

Registration

Information from 2016-2017

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Plenty of room outside and in at the new American Birkebeiner Trailhead in Cable, WI.

 

Family Skiing

Looking for a fun place to take the family skiing?  The OO Trailhead will be the place for you over Christmas Break!  Check back for more details!

Teams

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Video equipment for analyzing the day on the trail is available by request. Email kristy.maki@birkie.com.

Looking for a place to train with your team over Christmas Break?  The Birkie Trail is a great place to take any team- Club, High School, or Collegiate.  The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation is now making it even easier, more comfortable, and more enjoyable for the whole team to be skiing.  The ABSF will open up the Great Hall at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead in Cable for teams to have a place to warm up, eat lunch, wax, and analyze video.  Bathrooms and water will be available.  The Great Hall makes a great place to ski from- hit the Birkie Trail and North End Trails for loops or out-and-back skiing with lots of variety in terrain and distances to make a day for any level of skier.  Special trail pass pricing for teams/busses.

How to Get to the American Birkebeiner Trailhead

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Directions: From Cable go south on Randysek Road in Cable then east on McNaught about 2 miles to new Birkie start area.

Demo Day and Racing

Team Racing

First up is the Spooner Holiday Dash- Tuesday, Dec. 27th.  More information can be found here: Spooner Holiday Dash.

Want to spend the day racing on the Birkie Trail?  You can!  The Hayward Nordic Ski Team will be holding it’s High School Invite on Wednesday, December 28th.

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Freestyle Races
3.6K Individual Start Freestyle Middle School
Race at 9:00
6.6K Individual Start Freestyle High School
Race at 10:30
1K Kid’s Race at 12:30
The High School course will be a preview of the upcoming Wisconsin High School Nordic Championships!
 Day of registration available on site for any of the Double Pole Derby races.  Register now or at the last minute- just don’t miss out on the fun!
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Middle School Race Map

High School Race Course Map

A citizen division, The Double Pole Derby, will be held on the same day as a fundraiser for the Hayward Nordic Ski Team.  What better way to test your fitness after Christmas than a great race on the same trail you’ll be racing on in February!

Citizen/College Racing

The Double Pole Derby is back!  Held at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead in Cable, the Double Pole Derby is a fundraiser for the Hayward Nordic Ski Team.  Race on the Birkie Trail while supporting the future of skiing- a win-win for sure!  The Double Pole Derby is a race for everyone. Be the first to check out and utilize the new Birkie start. We will have an event regardless of snow conditions – possibly run, fat bike or other. All races are freestyle – that means – skate, classic or even double pole the entire course if you like.

December 28, 2016

13.4K Freestyle Race at 1:00 pm

1K Kid’s Race at 12:30pm
Day of registration available on site for any of the Double Pole Derby races.  Register now or at the last minute- just don’t miss out on the fun!
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Citizen Race Course Map

Double Pole Derby Ski and Fat Bike Demo

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Head to the new Birkie Start Area December 28th, 2016 for the Double Pole Derby Ski & Fat Bike Demo held in conjunction with the Double Pole Derby XC Ski Race!

 

Great Amenities!

Concessions in the heated Great Hall, on site parking for bus and car, demos, awards, prizes, swag. This event is a fundraiser for the Hayward Nordic Ski Team. For more information, email Jim at sringheim@hotmail.com.

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