A pass is required for each person to ski on the 107km Birkie Trail System from December through March. 2016-2017 Birkie Season Ski Passes will be available for purchase in early November. Season Ski Passes are valid from December 1 – March 31. Did you know that the ABSF spends over $350,000 annually just to maintain this amazing trail we have? All money collected from trail passes goes to fund TRAIL maintenance – that includes snow grooming, trail mowing, erosion control, lighting, signage, parking lots, restrooms, and more. We count on the revenue brought in from trail passes to make the Birkie the BEST trail around – and THAT is why skiers, runners, hikers, and bikers just keep on coming back! Do the right thing and contribute to the trail you love – make sure every skier in your family has their ski pass!
The pass give you access to all 107km of the the American Birkebeiner Trail System, including the Birkie Trail, the Birkie Classic Trail, Connector loops at OO, Birkie Ridge and Hatchery, and all of the North End Trails. ABSF makes a generous contribution to North End Ski Club for use of their trailhead to access the Birkie Trail. Night skiing under the lights can be found at the OO and Hatchery loops.
All annual passes will be mailed within 10 days of purchase. Your purchase receipt will act as your pass in the meantime. Please have your annual pass displayed visibly on you at all times while skiing. Annual passes are personalized with the skier’s name and include a carabiner, or an upgrade to an armband for $5, as an option for wearing while skiing.
At the trail heads look for the large yellow deposit tubes and wooden stands for the envelopes. Season ski passes should be purchased at one of the locations above – they are not available to purchase at the trailheads.
Donations are welcome from other trail users including snow-shoers, mountain bikers, hikers, runners and Nordic walkers.