2023 Birkie Week Registration Opens 

Open Track Returns to Birkie Week Lineup    Hayward, WI (May 3, 2022) –    The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) opened registration for the 2023 Slumberland American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet, Prince Haakon, and Open Track events on Monday, May 2, 2022. After a strong return to in-person events in 2022, the ABSF is excited to continue […]

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47th Slumberland American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet & Prince Haakon 2021 Events Fast Approaching

Retooled Birkie Week 2021 Slated for February 24–28, 2021 Hayward, WI (February 15, 2021) – In just over a week, the 47th Slumberland American Birkebeiner (Birkie), Kortelopet, and Prince Haakon events will begin in Cable, WI. After months of planning, and with the guidance of health and medical professionals, and the Birkie medical director, the […]

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Be a Part of the Fabric of Birkie Week 2018

ABSF Announces Annual T-Shirt Design Contest Hayward, Wis. (June 1, 2017) – Each year the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) sends out a call, far and wide, for Birkie fans to channel their inner artist in anticipation of the annual Birkie Official T-Shirt Design Contest. Aspiring artists have an opportunity to submit their original designs […]

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Official Birkie 2016 Poster and T-Shirt Design Contest Winners Announced

Official 2016 Event Poster and T-shirts Available Now Hayward, WI — Earlier this year, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF), hosted design contests for the official Birkie 2016 event poster and t-shirt. The ABSF is pleased to announce the contest winners and to share their creative designs which will become the face of the 2016 […]

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Birkie Virtual Race Bag—Better Than Ever

Win an Apple Watch, Tempur-Pedic Mattress, VIP Parking at Race Start, Training Consultation with Jessie Diggins, and More! In January, the Slumberland American Birkebeiner will send out its Virtual Race Bag (VRB) to all registered participants of the 2016 Birkie, Kortelopet, and Prince Haakon events. What’s new this year? Plenty! For starters, Slumberland Furniture, the […]

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Stay for the Sunday Ski Demo!

The Day after Birkie – February 21, 2016 At the Birkie “OO” Trailhead – 9:00 am to 2:00 pm The Slumberland American Birkebeiner’s Sunday On-Snow Ski Demo on February 21, 2016, the day after the big race, will celebrate its third year at the Birkie “OO” trailhead. Everyone from newbie skiers to elites can try […]

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2016 Slumberland American Birkebeiner Registration Opens Monday, May 4

  SKI January 17, 2016 – Birkie Tour – Register HERE February 20, 2016 – Slumberland American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet or Prince Haakon – Register HERE RUN September 26, 2015 – Birkie Trail Run & Trek – Register HERE BIKE March 5, 2016 – Fat Bike Birkie – Register HERE LIVE! Live the Birkie Lifestyle All […]

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Brooks and Bonaldi Win the American Birkebeiner

HAYWARD, Wis. (Feb.  21, 2015) – Holly Brooks (APU/Salomon) and Sergio Bonaldi (Scame-Ski Trab Marathon Team) captured the women’s and men’s freestyle titles at the 42nd American Birkebeiner.  For both, this was their second Birkie win. Brooks attacked with two kilometers to go into a headwind on Hayward Lake in the 51-kilometer race, dropping Aurelie […]

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Warmer Weather to Arrive Saturday

HAYWARD, Wis. (Feb.  20, 2015) – After some brutally cold days, the weather will moderate for Saturday.  The National Weather Service is calling for a low of 9F on Saturday morning with a high of 18F for the Birkie, Korte and Prince Haakon events.  With an inch or so of new snow on Friday, the […]

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Stay Warm Skiers

HAYWARD, Wis. (Feb.  19, 2015) – The National Weather Service is predicting a low of minus 10F and a high of 16F with light snow on Friday for the Junior Birkie and the Barnebirkie.  Conditions look warmer for Saturday.  The NWS is forecasting a low of 7F and a high of 18F. Cross country skiers […]

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