Birkie Training Group Mid-Week Session

Course Content:

The focus will be on developing ski specific fitness and improving technique and efficiency on skis (participants must be of at least average fitness and intermediate ski ability). It will also include current practical info and tips on topics like equipment, waxing, clothing, stretching, hydration and nutrition and race strategies to help you  plan and ski your best Birkie (and/or other loppets or races you participate in over the season). A highlight will be the some longer ski days incorporated out at Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area (Blackfoot) to help you learn and enjoy the trails and terrain in ‘Birkieland’.


Registration will open soon

Minimum of 6 registrants for course to run

Dates and Times:

10 sessions, Wednesdays 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., most scheduled days at Gold Bar Park
Long ski days from noon – 2:30 pm at Blackfoot
Dates and locations of long skis will be based on weather and ski conditions
Wrap-up celebration


NO REFUNDS if course is run



Lower Gold Bar pavilion (10955 50 St.) most scheduled days
Blackfoot, Waskehegan Staging Area for long skis