Training - Birkie Preparation

The Canadian Birkie is a “Loppet” - a recreational race of varying distances. Whether you aim to finish the 13 km Mini Birkie or improve your personal best time in the 55 km with pack, by training ahead you will have more fun reaching your personal goals.  Grab a friend and start training!

  • In the Learn to Loppet lessons you will learn how to prepare for the Birkie loppet and improve your skiing technique. All levels welcome.

  • The Birkie Rookie Package is designed for beginner cross country skiers to introduce them to the fun of the Canadian Birkebeiner. Registration in the 13 km Birkie is included.

  • We have training ideas and tips in the Training Resources section.