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CLICK HERE TO ENTER The deadline for entires is November 30 Winning group will be announced on December 15 The Role of the Warriors and Inga at Birkie 2014 The group of three skiers selected will dress in authentic period clothing and ski on wooden skis to depict the historic event (see “A Brief History” below). They will also serve as ambassadors on the trail, encouraging skiers along the way. On race day the two Warriors...

( June 13-16: Worldloppet Annual General Meeting On June 13-16, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation will host delegates from all 16 nations of the Worldloppet Ski Federation at the Worldloppet Annual General Meeting in Hayward/Cable, Wisconsin. The American Birkebeiner will host both meetings and times to socialize at various venues in Hayward and Cable, Wisconsin, including Lakewoods Resort and the Lumberjack Village. The Worldloppet Annual General Meeting is a time for ski marathon organizations to sit down...

The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) has appointed Ben Popp as its new Executive Director. Popp will replace Ned Zuelsdorff who has served as Executive Director for eight years and announced his retirement earlier this year. Popp will be leaving his current position as Executive Director of the SISU Nordic Ski Foundation, based in Willernie, MN. He assumes the ABSF position on June 1, 2013.

Press release HAYWARD, WI, January 21, 2012 – A frosty -18 degrees below zero [Saturday] morning may have slowed the start of the third-annual BirkieTour, but did not deter more than 645 cross country skiers from enjoying a day on the Birkie Trail with friends and family. The BirkieTour, hosted by the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation, is an untimed “open-field” cross country ski event. Originally scheduled to start from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m., the time...