The Birkie Adaptive Ski event is an exciting part of the American Birkebeiner. This race features adaptive athletes competing head to head on the Birkie Trail.

Start and Finish in the Kortelopet Stadium for a fun event with COVID19 precautions!

Event Information

The 2021 Adaptive Birkie Event will be held in the Kortelopet Stadium on the south side of the Hwy OO Trailhead.  Participants will head out from the Kortelopet Stadium between 2:00-2:15PM.  An open track style event, participants will time themselves, complete the race, and celebrate their accomplishment with a Finisher medal and Hydroflask mug courtesy of Becker Law.

Participants will park adjacent to the start/finish area in the Kortelopet Stadium area.  Masks are required in the start/finish area for participant and support crews.  Participants may remove their masks when on course.  Spectators are discouraged and we ask participants to keep their support crew to a minimum.  Everyone is required to wear a mask in the start/finish area. All support crew must be on skis if they plan on being on course, no walking is allowed on the course.

Portapotties will be available in the Stadium, no water or food will be available.


The course consists of a 1.1km loop of flat to rolling terrain.  Participants can choose to complete 1, 2, or 3 laps of the 1.1K course and do not have to choose their distance prior to arriving.  We enoucrage participants to time themselves, enjoy the great skiing, and have fun!

2021 Adaptive Course


All finishers will receive a Birkie Adaptive Finisher Medal and a Hydro Flask, courtesy of Becker Law.


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

Save the Date

Future Birkie Week Dates:

2021: February 25 – 27

2022: February 24 – 26

2023: February 23 – 25