Welcome!

While the 47th Slumberland American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet and Prince Haakon races may look differently than they have in past years, the events will be exciting nonetheless! For the safety and protection of all involved, the races have been combined and spread out over five-days. Racing begins on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 and extends through Sunday, February 28, 2021. Skiers pre-selected their race days and will start at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead, Cable, WI, skiing on a looped course, and returning to the adjoining finish line. Full schedule of events – Click Here

Slumberland American Birkebeiner (43K), Kortelopet (26K), Prince Haakon (14K)

  • February 24 – Skate Technique
  • February 25 – Skate Technique
  • February 26 – Classic Technique
  • February 27 – Skate Technique (2021 Birkie Champions Crowned)
  • February 28 – Classic Technique (2021 Birkie Champions Crowned)

For the safety of all participants, volunteers, and staff, all indoor and gathering spaces have been eliminated and spectators are not allowed at the race start, finish, or on course. To learn more about the extensive safety protocols in place for Birkie 2021 – click here.

Birkie Media Contact:

Kate Barido 
Director Marketing & Communications
715-634-5025; kate.barido@birkie.com

2021 Videos & Photography

Required Photo/Video Credit: (c)2021 American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation

For Media Use Only. Links to photos and videos will be added during the Birkie event week.
Contact kate.barido@birkie.com for media password

Photos/Still Images

Saturday, February 27
47th Slumberland American Birkebeiner Skate Championship

Podium Images: Click Here

To download, click on the download arrow at the top center of each image (no charge)

Men’s 43K Race

  • 1 – Johnny Hagenbuch – Bib #2
  • 2 – Sam Wood – Bib #7
  • 3 – Tyler Kornfield – bib 4

Women’s 43K Race

  • 1 – Alayna Sonnesyn – Bib #503
  • 2 – Rosie Frankowski – Bib #501
  • 3 – Caitlin Gregg – Bib #505

Sunday, February 28
47th Slumberland American Birkebeiner Classic Championship

Podium Images: Click Here

Videos

Saturday, February 27
47th Slumberland American Birkebeiner Skate Championship

Video footage: Click Here
Download: Scroll down on page until you see the download arrow

  • Video Men’s and Women’s Championship Finishes
  • Video of Birkie week events, Click Here

Sunday, February 28
47th Slumberland American Birkebeiner Classic Championship

Download: Scroll down on page until you see the download arrow

Required Photo/Video Credit: (c)2021 American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation