Birkie Rookie Package

This three week program is held at the Strathcona Wilderness Centre and is designed for beginner cross country skiers to introduce them to the fun of the Canadian Birkie. The lessons begin with the basics of weight shift, diagonal stride and double pole, then progress to up and down hill maneuvers and ski touring tips. Equipment selection, waxing, proper dress and trail etiquette will also be addressed. The program will prepare participants to ski the 13 km Birkie and includes registration in the 13 km Birkie event.
Registration: Open soon
Registration is done through Strathcona County.
The link to sign up (with or without rental equipment) is in the Strathcona County Recreation Guide.
Dates and Times:
Sunday, Jan 17, Jan 24 and 31, 2021
1 – 3 pm
The Canadian Birkebeiner ski event is February 12-14, 2021.
Course Code and Cost:
130635  $203.96
130636 including rentals $242.55
Strathcona Wilderness Centre 52535 Range Road 212, Ardrossan