Birkie Trail Ski Passes will be available to purchase starting November 1, 2019.
Donations are welcome from other trail users including snow-shoers, mountain bikers, hikers, runners and Nordic walkers.
By order of the Sawyer County Board of Directors, no person may use that portion of the American Birkebeiner Trail System in Sawyer County between December 1 and March 31 unless they have purchased a Trail Pass. Sawyer County grants to the named holder of a Trail Pass a revocable temporary license to access the Trail System.
The ABSF spends over $350,000 annually to maintain the nationally recognized and award-winning Birkie Trail system. Depending on the time of the ski season, the ABSF offers two pass options:
We depend on the revenue from all ski passes to make certain that the Birkie Trail system remains the No. 1 cross-country ski destination in the nation. Please make certain every skier in your family has the appropriate ski pass!
|PASS TYPE||Daily Pass Pricing for ANY Day (Birkie Trail or Snowmaking Loop):||Regular Season Birkie Trail Pass (Groomed, natural snow. Valid once the greater Birkie Trail officially opens)||All-Access Snow Pass
(Snowmaking Loop and greater Birkie Trail system)
|Adult (ages 19+)||$10||$50||$90|
|Family (2 adults and children ages 13-18 with same address)||$25||$125||$225|
|Youth (Ages 13 - 18)||$5||$25||$50|
|Kids (12 and under)||Free||Free||Free|
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.
NEW IN 2019! While the regular season Birkie Trail Pass is required to ski on the groomed Birkie Trail from December through March, the ABSF is pleased to again offer early season skiing on our human-made snow loop at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead near Cable, WI! With two snow guns and access to the World Cup Trails this year, it will be even better than last season! If you would like to ski on the human-made snow loop, you must purchase the All-Access Snow Pass. All-Access Snow Passes are required before the greater Birkie Trail opens for the season. Added revenue from the All-Access Snow Pass will help to offset the costs of snowmaking efforts and early trail and snow preparation at the venue.