During these times of uncertainty, we remain committed to providing inspiring opportunities to promote a healthy active lifestyle and wellness events for all. We have been thoughtfully monitoring the global situation and pondering whether to move forward with our annual ABSF membership promotion or not. Through the encouragement of the Birkie community, we are moving forward, as we do each April, in hopes of providing some normalcy during otherwise uncertain times. In today’s climate, we realize that becoming an ABSF member or registering for a Birkie event might be right for some of you and not for others. With that in mind, if you become an ABSF member between April 1-7, 2020, and would like to register early for your February race, and secure a bib with your name on it, the opportunity is available to you. If not, that’s okay, too. While the ABSF’s annual membership drive is an important component of the overall financial health of our non-profit organization, this year, the health, strength, and resiliency of the Birkie community is more important to us than ever before.

2020-2021 ABSF Membership Year Runs from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021

Become a Member, Register for February 2021 Races, & Get Your Name on Your Bib!
When you sign-up to become a member of the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation between April 1, 2020 (12:01am) and April 7, 2020 (11:59pm) you can also register early for the 2021 Slumberland American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet, or Prince Haakon races! When you do, you’ll get your name on your 2021 Birkie, Korte, or Prince Haakon bib!
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Become an ABSF Member & Register for a Race!

THE TOP TEN REASONS TO JOIN ABSF AND BECOME A BIRKIE 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 Insider Scoop” is a monthly email with Ben Popp, ABSF Executive Director, it will be emailed to you directly.

3. Park at the Birkie or Korte Start:

Get first chance, and for only a $200 donation… before these limited spots are made available to non-members, who donate $225 (and only if space permitting).

4. Get your own personalized Birkie, Korte or Prince Haakon race bib with your name printed on it:

Renew or become a 2020-2021 ABSF Member and register for your ski race from April 1- April 7, 2020 and if you want, your first and last name will be on your race day bib!

5. Receive a hard copy of the 2021 Birch Scroll magazine. 

This limited edition printing will only be sent to ABSF Members.

6. Vote or, run for the Board of  Directors and attend the Annual Meeting of the Birkie as a voting member:

Run for the ABSF board so that you can contribute your ideas, passion, and vision and be part of the energy that drives the Birkie! At the ABSF Annual Meeting on August 8th in the Great Hall, American Birkebeiner Trailhead, hear from the Birkie board about future plans for the ABSF, and enjoy a great time with fellow Birkie members!

7. Get EXCLUSIVE discounts when you shop during 2 “Members Only” sales at the Birkie Store and online:

Save 20% on all regularly priced merchandise, including a wide range of family and tech apparel, Birkie Beans coffee, gifts and more! Member Only Sales run July 16-20, 2020 and November 5-9, 2020.

8. Official Membership Swag:  The ABSF Guardian and Leadership Levels include Birkie Flag ($15 value) Business Guardian and Leadership Levels include Birkie  Poster ($20 value) .

Compliments of the Birkie! Show your support and that you are Member of the Birkie with exclusive Members Only Birkie Flag. Fly your flag at (or, in) your home, cabin, wax room, on Birkie or, all days!

9. FREE All Access Birkie Trail Ski Pass: ($90 value) or, Birkie Trail Ski Pass ($50 value) for ABSF Leadership Level or, ABSF Guardian Level membership respectively.

ABSF Leadership Level members get FREE All Access Birkie Ski Trail Pass which includes; early season skiing, artificial snow loops and the Regular Season Birkie Trail Ski Pass.
The All Access Birkie Trail Ski Pass runs from November 15, 2020 – March 31, 2021.

ABSF Guardian Level members get FREE Regular Season Birkie Trail Ski Pass.
The Regular Season Birkie Trail Ski Pass runs from December 1- 2020 – March 31, 2021.

10. 50% off Discount on ticket to the Annual Birkie Bash: ($13 Value)

Thursday night of Birkie week, at The Steakhouse & Lodge in Hayward. Great food, Great music and Great friends.

Be an ABSF Member!

You have several membership options for joining the ABSF, each with its own cost, 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. All Memberships in the ABSF run annually from April 1 – March 31. Look at the benefits below and choose the option that is best for you! Sign up Starting April 1, 2020!

* All ABSF memberships include 2020-2021 Birkie Member sticker for your car, ski box, or anywhere you want to display it!

** Email audun.mikkelson@birkie.com if you want the Annual ABSF pin. The 2021 Annual ABSF pins will be mailed after November 1, 2020.

Become an ABSF Member & Register for a Race!

Renew or become an ABSF Member Starting April 1, 2020!

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

 

Birkie Leader

Birkie Guardian

Birkie Supporter

Individual

$300

$134

$48

Top Ten Reasons to JoinTop Ten Reasons to JoinTop Ten Reasons to Join
"Members Only" Birkie Flag"Members Only" Birkie FlagDoes Not Include Birkie Trail Ski Pass
All Access Birkie Trail Ski PassRegular Season Birkie Trail Ski Pass

Family

$540

$280

$74

Top Ten Reasons to JoinTop Ten Reasons to JoinTop Ten Reasons to Join
"Members Only" Birkie Flag "Members Only" Birkie FlagDoes Not Include Birkie Trail Ski Pass
Family All Access Birkie Trail Ski Passes * Family Regular Season Birkie Trail Ski Passes *

Business

$540

$280

$74

Top Ten Reasons to JoinTop Ten Reasons to JoinTop Ten Reasons to Join
"Members Only" Birkie Flag "Members Only" Birkie FlagAnnual Birkie Poster
2 All Access Birkie Trail Ski Passes2 Regular Season Birkie Trail Ski PassesDoes Not Include Birkie Trail Ski Pass
Annual Birkie PosterAnnual Birkie Poster

* Includes passes for two adults and children 13-18 (children under 13 are free)