A pass is required for each person to ski on the over 100 kilometer Birkie Trail System from December through March. 2018-2019 Birkie Season Ski Passes will be available for purchase in early November 2018. Season Ski Passes are valid from December 1 – March 31. Did you know that the ABSF spends over $350,000 annually to maintain the nationally recognized and award-winning Birkie Trail? All money collected from trail passes goes to fund Birkie Trail maintenance. We count on the revenue from trail passes to make certain that the Birkie Trail stays the number one cross-country ski destination in the nation! Do the right thing and contribute to the trail you love – make sure every skier in your family has their ski pass!
The pass gives you access to all groomed ski trails within the American Birkebeiner Trail System, including the Birkie Trail, the Birkie Classic Trail, Connector loops at OO, Birkie Ridge and Hatchery, and all of the North End Trails. ABSF makes a generous contribution to North End Ski Club for use of their trailhead to access the Birkie Trail. Night skiing under the lights can be found at the OO and Hatchery loops.
All annual passes will be mailed within 10 days of purchase. Your purchase receipt will act as your pass in the meantime. Please have your annual pass displayed visibly on you at all times while skiing. Annual passes are personalized with each skier’s name and include a carabiner, or you can upgrade to an armband for $5, as an option for wearing while skiing.
At the trail heads look for the large yellow deposit tubes and wooden stands for the envelopes. Season ski passes should be purchased at one of the locations above – they are not available to purchase at the trailheads.
Donations are welcome from other trail users including snow-shoers, mountain bikers, hikers, runners and Nordic walkers.