Ski de SheSki with friends. Ski for health. Ski with confidence.

Join us for the second annual Ski de She, a ski event created just for women! The camp and race were a huge success in 2023, with over 400 women coming together to ski, learn, race, and grow together! Participate in the entire 3-day camp or register for just the races on Saturday. The Ski de She camp is limited to 100 women – don’t wait to register!

Ski de She is a time for women to come together to expand their skills, build race confidence, and connect with fellow women skiers.

Camp Keynote Speaker to be Announced Soon!

3-Day Camp – limited to 100 women!  *Update: 2024 Camp is full!  Please sign up for the waitlist if you would like to be notified if a spot opens up.  

Throughout the weekend, camp attendees will enjoy health and wellness workshops, hear from ski industry experts, and dine on delicious food and drink to fuel the weekend. Camp registration includes a race entry to your choice of distance.  All participants must be 18 years of age or older to register for the Ski de She Camp.

  • Indoor & outdoor sessions
  • Wax clinic
  • Saturday races
  • Post-race party & happy hour
  • Recovery yoga

Race Only

Don’t have time for the 3-day camp? Register for the Ski de She races only on Saturday, January 20 at 10:00am at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead in Cable, WI.

A women-only race is the perfect place to build your race confidence in an encouraging, yet competitive environment!

  • 30k Skate Race
  • 20k Classic Race
  • 10k Skate/Classic Freestyle Race
  • New!  5k Skate/Classic Freestyle Race

All participants must be 13 years of age or older on race day to register for the 20k or 30k.


2024 Ski de She Race Registration is now open!

*The 2024 Ski de She Camp is full, please join the waitlist.

June 1 through August 17August 18 through December 7December 8 through January 18January 19 and January 20
Ski de She CAMP
*Race registration included
Ski de She RACE$65$75$85$95

Need to switch your race?

  • To change your event/technique:
    • Login to your RunSignUp profile.
    • Scroll down to your event and click “Manage Registration”
    • Click on “Transfer Event” (along either top or bottom menu)
    • Select the event you want to transfer to and complete the registration

Changes will be not accepted after Tuesday, January 16, 2024.

Venue Directions and Parking

Getting There

All of the camp activities and races will take place at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead.  Arrive at the start from Telemark Rd- take Hwy M east from Cable, take a right (south) on Telemark Rd., and follow the signs to parking and/or bib pick-up.  Exit the start/finish area on McNaught Rd.  There is ample parking at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead.


Camp Schedule

The Ski de She camp is a time to come together to learn more about cross country skiing, health, training, and community. This camp is reserved for women only.  All participants must be 18 years of age or older to register for the Ski de She Camp.  Schedule will be posted soon.

Camp Presentations

Need a refresher?

Check out the links below to reference the materials from some of our workshop leaders!

Race Schedule

The race is included for all camp participants, but for those who don’t have time for a full weekend, join us for race day only!

Saturday, January 20

  • 8:00am: Bib Pickup Opens
  • 10:00am: Gear West 30K Skate Race
  • 10:05am: Backroads 20K Classic Race
  • 10:10am: Riverbrook 10K Open Technique Race
  • 10:15am: 5K Open Technique Race
  • 12:00-2:00pm: After Race Party
  • 1:00pm: Awards Ceremony

Included in registration: Snacks, Tattersall happy hour, and a participant gift!

Wax Policy

The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation has joined U.S. Ski and Snowboard in banning the use of fluorinated ski wax in competition beginning the 2020-2021 season.  We encourage all competitors to abide by this policy for all events on the Birkie Trail and at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead.  All athletes are subject to random ski testing at events and penalties will apply to any US Ski and Snowboard licensed or citizen skier that is found to be non-compliant.

Gear West 30k Skate

Gear West 30K Skate RaceTest your endurance against a competitive field of women. This event is tailored to both experienced racers & those who want to build their distance racing confidence.

Backroads Coffee 20k Classic

Take your classic skiing to the next level. Whether you want to challenge yourself in a new way, or just enjoy the trail and camaraderie, the 20k classic race is for you.

Riverbrook Bike and Ski 10k Freestyle

Riverbrook 10K Open Technique RaceThe Riverbrook 10k Classic/Skate Race is a great option for women who are new to the racing scene and want to give racing a try in an encouraging, all-women setting.

5k Freestyle

New!  5k Classic/Skate Race is a great option for women who are at a beginner level and want to start with the basics and have a great time learning!



Experience a fun course that traverses ski trails around the Mt. Telemark Village area. The course is a 10K loop that travels Birkie Trail, Mt. Telemark trails, and a few in between.

Ski de She Course Map


30k Skate


The top three finishers will receive prize money, podium award, and flowers!

Prize money will be given for the 30K Gearwest skate race winners:

1st Place: $1000
2nd Place: $750
3rd Place: $500
4th Place: $250
5th Place: $150

Age Class

The top three finishers in the following age classes will receive a podium award:

  • 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

20k Classic


The top three finishers will receive a podium award and flowers!

Age Class

The top three finishers in the following age classes will receive a podium award:

  • 17 and under, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

10k Freestyle


The top three finishers will receive a podium award and flowers!

Age Class

The top three finishers in the following age classes will receive a podium award:

  • 13-14, 15-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

5k Freestyle



North Woods GetawayTelemark Northwoods Lodging

Ski de She events start and finish at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead, located about 17 miles north of Hayward, WI, the “Gateway to the Historic Northwoods” in the town of Cable, WI. Within driving distance from Duluth, MN 1:30, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN 3:00, Madison, WI 4:50, and Chicago, IL 7:20.

Lodging Options

For more information, please visit our lodging page to view the different lodging options that are around the area.


Sponsors of the Ski de She Camp and Race

Gear West
Fluid Health and Fitness
Tattersall Distilling
Lynne Marie's Candies
Hayward Fitness Fanatics
Backroads Coffee
Vibes Bakery
McCormick House
Bonk Breaker
Salt Stick

Gold Circle Elite
Gold Level Sponsors of the Major Birkie Events Year-Round

Kwik Trip
Hayward Area Memorial Hospital
Republic Services
Backroads Coffee
Earth Rider Brewery

Be Part of the Birkie and the Markets We Serve!

Andrew Manocheo
Partnership Director
American Birkebeiner® Ski Foundation