FasterSkier was on-site and live video broadcasting from the Craftsbury Supertour freestyle sprints, where Jennie Bender and Kris Freeman won their respective races. Missed the broadcast? We have the full program here for you to watch.
Mikey Sinnott grew up in Sun Valley, came up through the junior ranks, excelled at Junior Nationals and reached the highest levels of elite competition on the World Cup. After missing the Olympics last season and feeling like he never hit his stride, Sinnott, 29, had some decisions to make this spring: to keep racing or embark on a new path.
Allan Serrano to Take on Race Operations of Largest Ski Race in North America HAYWARD, Wisconsin (July 21, 2014) – The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) has appointed Allan Serrano as its new Director of Race Operations. Serrano will replace Shellie Milford—who served in various capacities for 13 years and then Director of Race Operations for the past 15 years—announced her retirement earlier this year. Serrano and his family will be relocating from New...
This past weekend, nearly the entirety of the adult population of Midwestern skiers made their way to Hayward for the annual get-together of the ski community: The Birkie. The American Birkebeiner (or Birkie, for short), is the biggest ski race in North America. For many skiers, the race represents their culmination of training for the whole year. Read a first-timer's perspective on the race, the trail, and Birkie Fever.
Registration for the 2014 Swix American Birkebeiner officially closed Tuesday at 2:00 pm (CST) as the Birkebeiner 50/54K and Kortelopet 23K events reached a combined total of 10,000 skiers and an historic new race cap. Another first, this is again the earliest in the 41-year history of the American Birkebeiner that registration for the Birkie and Korte has closed.
Even though it's a steamy 95 degrees here in Hayward, WI, this week, people are thinking snow and Birkie. Registrations are rolling in for the 2014 Swix American Birkebeiner on Feb 22. And, with 7,674 registered as of this afternoon, we are now starting to close in on the 10,300 cap.
Online Voting Starts TODAY on Birkie.com (Birkie.com for your favorite. The winner will be the Official 2014 Birkie T-Shirt you will be able to get online and at the Birkie Expo.
JUST 4 DAYS LEFT to enter the annual Birkie T-Shirt Design Contest. See your design on the official 2014 Birkie T-shirt AND win a pair of Fischer skis, Free Birkie entry, and parking at the race start!