Birkebeiner Skistadion

Leave the Husband and Kids at Home: A Week Before the Birkebeiner, Inga-Låmi Is a Women’s Ski Party in Lillehammer

For over 20 years now, women have had their own race at Birkebeiner Skistadion - and while there's serious competition, there's also a whole lot of fun the week before the Birkebeiner proper. The 4,000 women of the Inga-Lami spend more money than the 16,000 Birkebeiners combined, making women-only ski races not only a great party, but also a good investment.

In Mora, Sweden, trail users now have to pay 50 Swedish kroner per day for skiing on the local groomed trail system (ed. roughly $6). In Norway, there is growing concern that it’s only a matter of time before the trend will jump the border.