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  If you’ve ever wondered what the elite wave is like compared to one of the larger later starting waves here is a crash course.  A little background for context, the 2018 American Birkebeiner was my first introduction to the Birkie and the 50K distance. I started in wave 2 and paired with perfect conditions my first Birkie is by far my favorite race I’ve done.  Wave 2, while crowded and congested (think penguins huddled...

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FasterSkier’s American Birkebeiner coverage is made possible through the generous support of New Moon Ski & Bike in Hayward, Wisconsin. While you are at the Birkie be sure to visit New Moon Ski & Bike for all your local expertise. *** In the days leading up to North America’s largest nordic ski race, the American Birkebeiner, I found myself dissociating. When given the option of fight or flight, my brain was already halfway out the...

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FasterSkier’s American Birkebeiner coverage is made possible through the generous support of New Moon Ski & Bike in Hayward, Wisconsin. While you are at the Birkie be sure to visit New Moon Ski & Bike for all your local expertise. Falling snow. Not too frigid temps. And a layer of fresh snow overlaying the 50 kilometers of undulating terrain for the 2019 American Birkebeiner. Perhaps no matter the conditions, it is cross-country ski racing paradise....

Birkie Week Smaller Events Registration Also Opens North America’s #1 & #2 Cross-Country Ski Races Filling Fast (Press release) HAYWARD, Wis. (September 5, 2018) – With fall temperatures in the air, thoughts turn quickly to the change in seasons, fall leaves, and snow. The Birkie week of festivities is a mere 168 days away and thousands of skiers have already registered for the Slumberland American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet, and Prince Haakon races to date. Friday, September...

(May 1 press release)  Who: American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation What: Registration opened for the 2019 American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation slate of events. When: As of noon today, well over 1000 registrations have already been received for the Slumberland American Birkebeiner race alone. Event Dates: Friday, February 22, 2019 Prince Haakon 15K Ski Race Saturday, February 23, 2019 45NRTH Fat Bike Birkie 47K and 21K The Fat Bike Birkie is the world’s largest fat bike race...