Birkie is a year-round lifestyle choice for thousands of outdoor fitness enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. From its signature Nordic ski race – the legendary American Birkebeiner, established in 1973 and going strong for over five decades–the Birkie has grown to include an exciting array of racing, training, fitness and recreational events and resources, all on the remarkable Birkie Trail.


The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation maintains 100+ kilometers of trail including the Birkie, Birkie Classic, “OO” loops, Fish Hatchery, Birkie Ridge, Kortelopet and Mt. Telemark Village trails.

Training Programs

Learn more about opportunities available on how to train, live, and enjoy the Birkie events and the year-round Birkie lifestyle.

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Catch Birkie Fever!

How much does the American Birkebeiner and the Birkie lifestyle mean to you? There are many ways to support the ABSF including donations, volunteering at events or trail work days, sponsoring a trail marker, becoming a member, being on the Board of Directors and more! Read on to learn more about giving opportunities and grant programs.

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