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At the end of the 2018 season after being on the wrong side of the cusp of making the Olympic team, Erika Flowers made a transition in her ski career. She left her Stratton Mountain School T2 training group and returned home to Bozeman, MT where she began a role as the Associate Director at Profitable Ideas Exchange. However, Flowers did not hang up her skis — it was not retirement, just a transition and...

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Two hours and twenty minutes after leaving the starting gate in Cable, Caitlin Gregg crossed the finish line on Main Street in Hayward, her eighth journey through Wisconsin’s north woods during the American Birkebeiner. Five of these resulted in the win, but this year, Gregg was the fifth woman across the line. Butt was still a first — her first Birkie as a mom, just over one year after giving birth to her daughter, Heidi,...

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Several inches of new snow five days out, a cold-snap that sent temperatures in Hayward plummeting to -24 degrees Fahrenheit two nights before the race, and a bluebird day with temperatures in the high teens at the start, climbing to mid-30s in the early afternoon. Firm tracks, perfect groom, and fast snow. You could not have asked for a more perfect day to showcase the trails linking Cable to Hayward, WI at the 2020 American...

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When we reviewed this year’s results for the elite women’s field at the American Birkebeiner, we did a double take. Jessica Yeaton sets a new course record and beats Riitta-Liissa Roponen of Finland, a favorite for the win, by over 40 seconds.  The surprise was not because Yeaton’s name didn’t belong there; the 28-year-old Perth, Australia native who has skied for APU has a list of SuperTour podiums and a wealth of international racing experience...

Leave your waxing kit at home and forget about the nervous worrying over snow conditions. Let us prepare your skis for the American Birkie. We want to be your race ski technicians. All you need to do is drop your skis off by February 20th and we will prepare them for your race. This means we will worry about the weather and snow conditions and you can relax and focus on preparing for your race....

(Press release) Skiers Encouraged to Register By Thursday, Nov. 2 at 11:59pm! Hayward, Wis. (October 31, 2017) – With flurries in the air and Birkie week festivities a mere 113 days away, skiers interested in participating in the American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet, or Prince Haakon races are urged to register before the Friday, November 3, 2017 price increase. Many race waves are already closed and remaining waves are filling quickly. Registration will close when the combined participant...

  The primary purpose of this event is to get women out and take away their excuses. It certainly is a nice date and the event gets done in time to watch the Super Bowl. Race Director, Tamra Kornfield said 500 women signed up for the event this year, a slight drop from last year’s numbers but the goal is to get more women interested in the sport as well as supporting a good cause....

(Press Release) HAYWARD, Wis. – Each February more than 10,000 cross-country skiers gather in Cable and Hayward, Wisconsin to take part in North America’s largest and greatest ski race, the American Birkebeiner. In homage to the races roots, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) seeks a trio of cross country skiers to represent two Birkebeiner warriors and Inga, mother of Prince Haakon, in the 43rd American Birkebeiner Ski Marathon slated for February 20, 2016. In 1206, Norway was in the...

Birkie Trail Run & Trek on Sept. 27 put you on some of the best sections of the world-class Birkie Trail system and now some of the best singletrack in the Upper Midwest as well. These singletrack sections are part of the www.birkie.com Sign Up Before JULY 1 and Save! The new Birkie Ridge trailhead is on Hwy 63, just 11 miles north of Hayward, WI, and five miles south of Cable, WI. Starting at this new...

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Win Fischer Skis, Swix Poles, Bindings from New Moon, Free Birkie Entry, and Parking at Race Start!   The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation’s annual Birkie T-Shirt Design Contest is now open for entries! The winning design will be featured as the official T-shirt of the 2015 Swix American Birkebeiner to be held February 19-22nd, 2015–the 42nd annual event. Anyone Can Enter the Contest – No Design Experience Necessary Deadline for Entries is July 15th, 2014 YOU...

Madshus Athletes Take 54km Classic and 50km Skate Champion Titles SEATTLE, Wash. – Uhl, who repeated as 54km Classic Champion, and Gundersen, who traveled from Lillehammer, home of the Norwegian Birkebeiner, to win the 50km Skate title in America’s most prestigious Nordic skiing competition. The American Birkebeiner, now 38 years old, is North America’s largest ski race, with over 10,000 skiers in the various weeklong schedule of events. The race, along with the original Norwegian Birkebeiner...

FORECAST Today- Mostly Sunny throughout the day with a forecasted high of 25ºF. Tonight- Mostly Cloudy with a low of 4ºF.  Calm wind. Friday Feb. 25th- Mostly Cloudy with a 20% chance of snow showers.  Forecasted high of 14ºF.  North wind of 5 mph. Friday Night- Mostly Cloudy with a 20% of snow showers.  Forecasted low of -4ºF.  Calm wind. Saturday Feb. 26th- Mostly Cloudy with 20% of snow showers.  Forecasted high of 16ºF.  Southwest...

TUESDAY, FEB. 22ND 10PM Stay Tuned with Updates at Birkie Expo, SwixRacing.us, & Facebook/SwixNordic FORECAST Thursday Feb. 24th- Mostly Sunny throughout the day with a forecasted high of 28ºF. Thursday Night- Mostly Cloudy with a low of 8ºF.  North wind between 5-10 mph. Friday Feb. 25th- Cloudy with a 20% chance of snow showers.  Forecasted high of 19ºF. Friday Night- Mostly Cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers.  Forecasted low of -4ºF. Saturday Feb....

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Newton North High School in Newtonville, Massachuessetts.  He WOJB. The official race station is 88.9 WOJB. It’s a community station broadcasting off the local reservation. It has eclectic and quirky programming. Starting on Friday, they broadcast wax tips and Birkie-themed music (it’s very corny). It will either get you in the mood for the race or drive you batty. • Bib pick-up. Get your materials before the race, if possible. If you’re in the tenth wave, you’ll...

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Race Wax Recommendations for the Masters Cross Country Ski World Cup 2011 will be posted on www.TokoUS.com. Here is a direct link to the page.  They will also be tweeted (TokoUS) and posted to the Toko US Facebook page. American Birkebeiner Wax Tip 2011 Here it is Sorry!  Not going to make it! On a personal note, I am really sick.  For this reason, I will not be able to make it out to the Birkie...

It is nearing the end of February and that can mean only one thing, it’s Birkie time again!  The 2011 American Birkebeiner is shaping up to be a very exciting and fast race for every racer and participant.  Part of the excitement and perhaps anguish leading up to the race can be related to skis and waxing.  How should I prepare my skis?  What waxes do I need?  What wax tools do I need?  What...