Leave the timing behind for this one! The BirkieTour on January 18 is a day for total recreation on the Birkie Trail with family and friends, ages 13 and up. Ski the 26K or 44K distance or anything in between. This is an untimed, non-competitive, “open-track” style event. But, you’ll still be completely supported along the way by aid stations, warming cabins with blazing fires in the fireplace, lots of friendly volunteers, and more. Then there’s the big chili feed at the end. It all adds up to a great day on the Birkie Trail!


A Birkie skier looking for a long, supported training day

A skier thinking about the Birkie event, but unsure about being ready

A skier who loves to ski, but is not interested in ski racing

A New Twist This Year!

The BirkieTour, now in it’s fifth year, regularly attracts up to 800 participants. This year those skiers will be the first ones to ski a Birkie event that starts and finishes at the brand new Birkie Ridge trailhead! Birkie Ridge is located right off Hwy 63, two miles north of the Seeley township (where you would normally turn off on Hwy “OO” to head to the “OO” trailhead.) Birkie Ridge is known for its beautiful overlook. and, it’s just a 2.5K ski to where this new section connects with the main Birkie Trail. For your comfort, there will be a giant heated tent for late registration and the chili feed and post-ski party. See the course description on www.birkie.com/birkietour.

Great Snow and Grooming Conditions Already!

We already have plenty of snow–more than 24 inches to-date–and already the parking lots have been full of skiers coming from all over to enjoy some the best early skiing in years. Conditions should hold for a great day for the BirkieTour on January 18.

Event Goodies … Over 150 Door Prizes … Big Chili Feed!

Everyone who signs up by January 4 (the day before the next fee increase) is guaranteed a great long-sleeve Tour shirt. Everyone gets specially designed commemorative 2014 BirkieTour pin. There are already over a 150 door prizes ready to go, and some of these will be given to those who pick up their bibs the day before the event, on January 17. The chili feed is from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm so whether you ski fast or slow and enjoy the aid stations and warming cabins along the way, there will be hot chili waiting for you at the finish. All the festivities take place in the giant heated tent at the Start, with plenty of tables to sit, eat, and hang out with friends after you ski. You can even get credit for skiing a Worldloppet event by completing the 44K distance!


Do it by January 4 to Save $10 and Guarantee Your Shirt and Pin!

Get complete details and register online at www.birkie.com/birkietour. For questions, call the Birkie office at 715-63405025 or email us at birkie@birkie.com.

The BirkieTour is Presented by Brent Carslon, MD of Chippewa Valley Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, and by The Cabin Stop – Hayward. It is also supported by Nordic Ridge, New Moon Ski & Bike, FITS, Hammer, and GU.

Posted December 18, 2013 at 10:00 am