2018-2019 ABSF Membership Year Runs from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019

Top 10 Reasons to be an ABSF Member

If you believe in what we stand for, we encourage you to become an ABSF member!

1. Support the Mission of the American Birkebeiner:

  • To promote and conduct the finest international cross-country ski competition and healthy active outdoor lifestyle events
  • To serve as good stewards of the American Birkebeiner Trail
  • To support healthy and active lifestyles among people of all ages and abilities

2. Get Exclusive Email Updates from Ben Popp:

The members-only “Ben’s Birkie Scoop” is a monthly email sent to you directly from Ben Popp, ABSF Executive Director.

3. Park at the Birkie Start:

Get first choice and for only $175 before spots are made available to non-members, who pay $200 (space permitting).

4. Vote for the Board of Directors:

The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation board governs race operations, influences Birkie trail development, and guides Foundation programs.

5. Become an ABSF Board Member:

Run for the ABSF board so that you can contribute your ideas, passion, and vision for the Birkie, work together with other like-minded Birkie supporters, and be part of the behind-the-scenes energy that drives the Birkie!

6. Attend the Annual Meeting of the Birkie as a voting member:

This ABSF event is held in early August at the Great Hall, at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead. Hear first-hand from the Birkie board on all facets of the ABSF, ask questions, and enjoy a great time with fellow Birkie supporters!

7. 10% off Coupon at the Birkie Store:

In store, save on all regularly priced merchandise, including a wide range of family and tech apparel, Birkie Beans coffee, gifts and more.

8. Official Membership Apparel:

Compliments of the Birkie! Enjoy wearing your member’s-only Birkie swag to show off your support of the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation.

9. FREE Year-Round Birkie Trail Pass: ($100 value)

This new pass for ABSF Guardian and Leadership Level members includes the mandatory winter Birkie Trail Ski Pass ($50 value) but, also helps the Birkie in summer with a voluntary donation— “Because trails, like skiers, are made in the summer!” The Year- Round Birkie trail pass runs from April 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019.

10. 50% off Tickets to the Annual Birkie Bash:

Thursday night of Birkie week, at the Steakhouse in Hayward. Great food, friends, and chance to win a pair of Commemorative Birkie Skis, courtesy of Madshus!

* All ABSF members receive a Birkie static window cling for your car, home, or office.
** Email us if you want the Annual ABSF pin at audun.mikkelson@birkie.com.

Be a Birkie Member!

You have several membership options for joining the ABSF, each with its own cost, benefits and perks. There are three membership types to choose from; Individual, Family or Business. Each type offers your choice of three levels; Birkie Leader, Birkie Guardian, or Birkie Supporter. Membership in the ABSF runs annually from April 1 – March 31. Look at the benefits below and choose the option that is best for you!

Contact Audun Mikkelson for more information: audun.mikkelson@birkie.com or 907-433-9265 (cell).


Birkie Leader

Birkie Guardian

Birkie Supporter





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"Members Only" Ski Buff"Members Only" Ski BuffDoes Not Include Trail Pass
Year-Round Birkie Trail PassYear-Round Birkie Trail Pass
“Members Only” Hydration Belt





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2 "Members Only" Ski Buffs2 "Members Only" Ski BuffsDoes Not Include Trail Pass
Family Year-Round Birkie Trail Pass * Family Year-Round Birkie Trail Pass *
2 “Members Only” Hydration Belts





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2 "Members Only" Ski Buffs2 "Members Only" Ski BuffsAnnual Birkie Poster
2 Year-Round Birke Trail Passes2 Year-Round Birke Trail PassesDoes Not Include Trail Pass
2 “Members Only” Hydration BeltsAnnual Birkie Poster
Annual Birkie Poster
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* Includes passes for two adults and children 13-18 (children under 13 are free)