Membership is an Avenue for Lasting Change

The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation is a 501(c)(3) that promotes healthy active lifestyles among people of all ages and abilities through year-round outdoor recreation activities and events. Becoming a member of the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) and Mt. Telemark Village (MTV) is your chance to ensure that future generations have the opportunity to challenge themselves outside, creating memories that shape their lives and their communities.

As a member of the ABSF and MTV your support allows us to continue to steward the Birkie Trail System, develop and maintain new trails at Mt Telemark Village, offer youth programming such as Birkie Trail Kids, expand Birkie One Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusivity (DEAI) initiatives, and grow Birkie Green sustainability projects.

Mt. Telemark Village memberships will include benefits from our partners – stay tuned through the season as these partners develop and open their spaces so that you can take advantage of your member benefits and support their wonderful businesses!

2024-2025 ABSF Membership Year Runs from April 8, 2024 to March 31, 2025. 

Mt. Telemark Village Partner Benefits

Home Base

Home Base is offering Mt. Telemark Village members 15% off on lodging for your next adventure! Visit homebaselodging.com.

Backroads Coffee

Exclusive benefits from Backroads Coffee at their Mt Telemark Village location when they open later this year!

New Moon Ski Shop

Exclusive benefits from New Moon at their Mt Telemark Village location when they open later this year!

Birkie Store

10% off Mt. Telemark Village merchandise on site in the Birkie Store at Mt. Telemark Village!

Coming Soon! Benefits from our newest partners will be updated as they build and develop their spaces.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What if I want my name on my Birkie week bib?
    You will want an ABSF or Combo membership and must select it during the Early Membership Drive window for Birkie week registration on April 8 – 15.
  • What membership should I choose if I want to vote for the ABSF Board of Directors?
    You will want an ABSF or Combo membership.
  • Why is there no Family or business membership?
    Individual memberships allow you to choose the options that matter most to you and let the ABSF give the best benefits in the most efficient way possible.
  • How do I get Ben’s Insider Scoop?
    The ABSF or Combo membership will give you access to Ben’s monthly Insider Scoop and the MTV or Combo membership will give you exclusive updates on the Mt. Telemark Village trails and facilities.
  • How do I redeem my MTV partner benefits?
    In late summer you will be given the opportunity to download a digital membership card to use at participating partners.
  • How do I access the Member Store to Shop?
    You must have an account at www.BirkieStore.com where we routinely update member status to your account. Have issues accessing your account? Call the Store at 715-634-5025 x3 or email retail@birkie.com
  • Where is the member swag or annual pin? 
    All swag, including pins, are available for purchase in the Member Store at www.BirkieStore.com so that you can select the items you like best.
  • Where can I learn more about Trail Passes?
    www.Birkie.com/trail

Spring Membership Drive

April 8, 2024 @ 8 CST to April 15, 2024 @ 11:59pm CST

Perks you only get during the membership drive…

Early Registration

You get to register early for the 51st Annual Slumberland American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet, Prince Haakon, or Open Track event when you become a member during the spring membership drive. Non-members have to wait until May 1, 2024 to register for these events. Birkie Week 2025 is scheduled for February 19-23, 2025.

Custom Bib

If you become a member during the spring membership drive and register for an event (51st Annual Slumberland American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet, Prince Haakon, or Open Track), you will receive a custom race bib with your name on it, so on race day everyone will know you support the mission of the ABSF!

Here’s How it Works

When you sign-up to become a member of the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation between April 8, 2024 (8:00am) and April 15, 2024 (11:59pm) you can select your membership level and register early for the 2025 Slumberland American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet, Prince Haakon or Open Track races! Plus, you’ll get your name on your bib!

  • Become an ABSF Member and register for your chosen event: 2025 Slumberland American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet, Prince Haakon, or Open Track events. (4/8/24 – 4/15/24 ONLY)
  • Membership Types:
    • All Individual ABSF or Combo Memberships with race registration = 1 custom bib
    • Mt. Telemark Village Membership does not allow you a custom bib

The Fine Print

  • If you choose to ski multiple events, the custom bib offer applies to one race only
  • If you change your race, technique or wave after May 15, you will no longer receive a custom bib
  • Your first name and last name will be placed on the bib as tied to your official Birkie participant data record
  • You must become an ABSF member and you must register for the 2025 American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet, Prince Haakon, or Open Track between 8:00am on April 8 and 11:59pm on April 15, 2024 to get your name on your bib!
  • You will receive your wave confirmation email sometime after May 1 when 2025 Birkie Week registration officially opens.
  • If you prefer to join the ABSF or Mt. Telemark Village and not register for a race, membership only (no early race registration) opens April 16.