ABSF Officially Announces 2022 Inga & Warriors

Three Wausau Skiers’ Pledge to Honor Birkebeiner Legacy During the American Birkebeiner Hayward, WI (February 2022) – The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation has selected three cross-country skiers to depict the two Birkebeiner Warriors and Inga, the mother of baby Prince Haakon, an homage to the 48th American Birkebeiner Ski Marathon race’s roots. On February 26, […]

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Annie Hart’s New Go-To Morning Oatmeal Recipe! Turmeric Oats!

2,500 years ago Hippocrates (the father of Western medicine) coined the term “food is medicine.” While there is no doubt that advances in medicine have significantly improved the quality (and length) of life, the notion that food can play just as an important role in maintaining and augmenting health is making its comeback. And in […]

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Assistant Birkie Trail Manager Position

Love working outside?  Want to live in Northern Wisconsin and work on the greatest trail system in the world?!?!?  If so, keep reading! Job Title: Assistant Trail Manager  (full time, year-round) Organization Summary:  The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit with a mission to promote and conduct the finest international cross-country ski competition […]

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American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation Announces 2017 Schedule of Events

America’s 2nd Largest Ski Race Moves to Friday Hayward, Wis. (March 18, 2016) – The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) board of directors today announced the 2017 American Birkebeiner schedule of events slated for February 23-26, 2017. North America’s largest cross-country ski race, the American Birkebeiner, is scheduled for Saturday, February 25, 2017 with the […]

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The End of the Alphabet

As I sit here in Austria writing the final installment of the countdown, I can barely believe that it is already March, the 2015 Birkie has come to a close, and that I only have three more race series this season.  For the “X,Y,Z” edition of the countdown, I decided to talk to fellow Birkie […]

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Week 23: W is for Women of the Birkie

  Way back at week “L” in November I was ski racing in West Yellowstone, Montana. My mom was out on the trails and ran into 27 time Birkie finisher Lori Steinbach who hoped to see Jacque Lindskoog as the feature. I had already committed to the Loppet Nordic Foundation, but promised Lori I’d be […]

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Week 22: V is for Volunteers!

It’s been busy here in Kazakhstan with racing every day, but it didn’t prevent me from catching up with Birkie Volunteer Coordinator Patti Rumler.  The thought of the Birkie- or any big racing event-without volunteers is essentially unthinkable.  Volunteers do so much to make a race run smoothly, safely, efficiently, and enjoyably.  If you aren’t […]

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Week 21: U is for USA in Kazakhstan

After 30 hours of traveling I finally arrived in Almaty, Kazakhstan for the U23 and Junior World Ski Championships.  The races start on Monday, and up until then we will all be prepping and adjusting to the new time zone, course, and smoke!  There is a pretty intense inversion in Almaty, and that combined with […]

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Week 20: T is for the Birkie Tour

This past Sunday I skied my first ever Birkie Tour.  Due to a series of fortunate events (namely Nationals being in Michigan and snow arriving for much of the Midwest) I spent a good chunk of December and January at home.  Not only did this mean a lot of time with my family, pets, and […]

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Week 19: Ski like a Cane

I had the awesome opportunity to talk to Superintendent of the Hayward school District Craig Olson about his initiative in the Hayward community to do all activities Like a Cane.  Specifically Olson has been working with the Birkebeiner Foundation on Skiing like a Cane.  This campaign has the goal of raising money to go towards […]

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