Building for the Future with the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ……. What: An informative evening to learn the latest news on the re-development of the Telemark property, Birkie week events, and training advice for the upcoming cross country ski season. Guest speakers include Ben Popp, Executive Director of ABSF, and Caitlin Compton Gregg, Head Coach of Team Birkie.    The evening will begin with conversation, appetizers, and beverages at 6:30 p.m., with the program beginning at 7:00 p.m. There will be an opportunity for […]

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The ABSF has launched a Campaign for Re-Envisioned Telemark

Informational meeting and tour to be held this Saturday, 10/23. Cable-Hayward, WI (October 11, 2021) – The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation has launched a Campaign for Re-Envisioned Telemark. The Overall Campaign goal is $5,000,000, with a first phase of $1,400,000 focused on creating a Telemark Land Conservancy. Money raised will help perpetually protect 286 acres […]

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Telemark Ascent Mountain Bike Race Gains Momentum

Sonia Mattison and Noah Guinee top the podium while second-year race receives positive feedback for challenging yet rewarding course. Cable-Hayward, WI (October 11, 2021) – Nearly 100 riders arrived in Cable, WI on Saturday, October 9th for the 2021 Telemark Ascent mountain bike race. With temperatures well above average and fall colors in full swing, riders had a picturesque day on the course. The Mega Ascent (three laps) had 59 riders and the Single Ascent (one lap) had another 35 riders. Each […]

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2021 Birkie Trail Run Festival Recap

Nearly 1,000 Athletes Took Part in Annual Trail Run Festival Hayward, WI (September 25, 2021) – A crisp autumn morning shaped up for ideal conditions as runners and trekkers took to the hills for to the annual Birkie Trail Run Festival, sponsored by Salomon. Over 950 runners and trekkers, from 33 states, took part in […]

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American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation Event Manager Job Opening

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Borah Epic Donated to American Birkebeiner

Borah Epic Donated to American Birkebeiner After nine years, the Borah Foundation is passing ownership of the Borah Epic to the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Hayward, Wi. – August 5, 2021 – The Borah Epic was founded in 2013 with the intent of hosting an unforgettable mountain bike race on the pristine […]

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Landmark Conservancy to Purchase Western Portion of Mt. Telemark Property

Landmark Conservancy to Purchase Western Portion of Mt. Telemark Property by info@landmarkwi.org | Jul 6, 2021 | Land Protection, Partner Projects, Press | 0 comments Board and Staff members of ABSF and Landmark gather for a site visit of the former Mt. Telemark property. Once purchased, the Telemark Preserve will be open to the public […]

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Birkie Trail Run Festival Named USATF Half Marathon Trail Nat’l Championship

Birkie Trail Run Festival Named USATF Half Marathon Trail Nat’l Championship 2021 Birkie Trail Run Festival Registration is Open; $6,000 Prize Purse Hayward, WI (July 5, 2021) – September 25, 2021, marks the 24th Birkie Trail Run Festival. The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation is pleased to announce that the Birkie Trail Run half marathon, part […]

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TEAM BIRKIE LAUNCHES!

NEWS RELEASE Media Contact: Heidi Ledermann marketing@loppet.org TEAM BIRKIE LAUNCHES! Three of the largest cross country ski organizations in the Central Region combine forces to start a professional racing team Minneapolis (July 2, 2021) — Central Cross Country Skiing (CXC), the Loppet Foundation, and the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) are teaming up to create […]

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Birkie Foundation plans to repurpose Cable’s Telemark Lodge

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published this video on May 25, 2021 The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation has bought the Telemark Lodge, near the starting line of the American Birkebeiner ski race, to turn it into a recreation destination. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwgXpezM5X4

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