ABSF Seeks Idle Site Grant as Next Step in Telemark Property Purchase

ABSF & Town of Cable Collaborate on Idle Site Grant for Removal of Storied Telemark Lodge Hayward, WI (June 24, 2020) The year was 1973 when 35 skiers left Lumberjack Bowl in Hayward, WI, bound for Telemark Lodge and the finish line in the first-ever American Birkebeiner (Birkie) cross-country ski race. For years, the Telemark […]

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Birkie and Swix Launch 2021 Gear Bag

Gear Bags for Birkie, Korte, Prince Haakon skiers Available During Online Race Registration Hayward, Wis. (May 1, 2020) – Swix Sport USA and the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) are proud to launch the 2021 Birkie gear bag. This is the second year Swix, now official provider of the Birkie gear bag, has designed and […]

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Fat Tire Beer and GORE Wear Raise Funds for the Birkie’s “Year of the Trail”

  Two new Birkie sponsors bring their focus on public lands to support the American Birkebeiner Trail Hayward, Wis. (April 28, 2020) —Two new sponsors of the American Birkebeiner® Ski Foundation (ABSF)—Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins, CO, and GORE Wear, headquartered in Newark, DE—are going above and beyond their sponsorship […]

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Free Birkie Entry with Every $1,000 Purchase at Slumberland Furniture

 Good for ANY Birkie Ski, Run, or Bike Event Hayward, Wis. (March 1, 2020)* – Slumberland Furniture and the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation welcome you to a brand new way get a free entry to any Birkie event. Slumberland introduced this new offer at the 2020 Birkie Expo and the feedback was great as people […]

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Schneeberger and Stelljes Top the Podium In the Big Fat 47K at 2020 Fat Bike Birkie

Navarro and Buchanan Take Top Honors in Half Fat 21K Hayward, WI (March 7, 2020) – It was a bright bluebird sky and sunshine-filled day at the 2020 Fat Bike Birkie, presented by Freewheel Bike, the world’s largest on-snow fat bike race, held at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead near Cable, Wisconsin. Nearly 1100 riders competed […]

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Yeaton and Dyrhaug Top the Podium in the 46th Slumberland American Birkebeiner

Skiers from 27 countries & 47 States Competed in the 46th Annual Race HAYWARD, WI (Feb. 22, 2020) – Cold overnight conditions and freshly groomed trails set the stage for a fast and firm course for the 46th Slumberland American Birkebeiner ski marathon. Niklas Dyrhaug, Trondheim, Norway, and Jessica Yeaton, Albuquerque, New Mexico, former Australian […]

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Birkie Green Comes to Life at Birkie 2020

ABSF Continues to Implement Steps to a Greener Birkie Hayward, Wis. (February 12, 2020) – At its core, the Birkie lifestyle is about embracing an active lifestyle in the great outdoors. Knowing we have a responsibility to take the best possible care of the amazing resource that is the Birkie Trail, and the environment in […]

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ABSF Reveals Handcrafted 2020 Champion Awards for American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet & Prince Haakon Races

Artisan Awards Bring to Life the Legacy of the American Birkebeiner Events Hayward, Wis. (February 12, 2020) – The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) is excited to reveal the 2020 overall champion awards which will be awarded to the top three male and female winners in the Slumberland American Birkebeiner (male/female, skate/classic), the Kortelopet (male/female, […]

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Hayward Set to Welcome the World to Wisconsin for the 2020 Birkie Week of Events

46th Slumberland American Birkebeiner Events Begin in Three Short Weeks Hayward, Wis. (January 30, 2020) – The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) and communities in and around Hayward, WI, are preparing to welcome the world to northwest Wisconsin for the 46th Slumberland American Birkebeiner and Birkie week of events. A mere three weeks away, the […]

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American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation Announces Birkie 2020 Inga & Warriors Contest Winners

Minnesota Trio Carries on Longstanding Birkie Tradition. Hayward, Wis. (January 9, 2020) – The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Birkie Warriors & Inga Contest. The selected cross-country skiers will re-enact the 800-year-old legend that inspired the creation of the American Birkebeiner ski race, now celebrating its […]

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