The Birkie Adaptive Ski event is an exciting part of the American Birkebeiner. This race features adaptive athletes competing head to head across Lake Hayward and up and over the American Birkebeiner International Bridge.

New for 2019!  Birkie Adaptive 3.7 km Race will be Friday, February 22nd at 10 am!  The Adaptive Race will start at Wheeler Rd and follow the Birkie Trail over the International Bridge onto Main Street and the finish line!


Registration fee per skier is $25. Online registration closes on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 11:59 pm.

Course and Venues

The Birkie Adaptive Race will start at 10 am on Friday, February 21 on the American Birkebeiner Trail at Wheeler Rd.  The race course will follow the Birkie course across Lake Hayward, over the International Bridge, and finish on Main Street.  Parking, accessible porta-potties, and bib pick-up will be at Wheeler Rd.

All skiers competing in the 3.7 km race must be able to complete the event in 1 1/2 hours.

Race Details

The 3.7 km race will start at 10 am.


A parking lot will be at Wheeler Rd., just next to the Birkie Trail for participants.  Accessible parking at the finish is found adjacent to the Celebration Plaza and on each block near Main St.


The first three male and female finishers will receive an award.

All finishers will receive a Birkie Adaptive Finisher Medal.


Becker Law


Looking for a bigger challenge? There are adaptive classes available for the Birkie & Korte races. Contact for details.

New to Adaptive Skiing? Learn about programs and resources available through the CXC Adaptive Program.

Other questions? Contact the Birkie Office or 715.634.5025