55 km Madshus Birkie Lite

The 2024 Saturday Ski Events have been cancelled due to poor snow conditions. To learn more, please read the February 1, 2024 newsletter

Birkie Saturday – February 10, 2024

Looking for a personal challenge but want to travel lite, without the pack? Try the 55 km distance without the extra weight.

Course Description & Map

This point-to-point course rolls and winds through the scenic Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area, from the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village to the Waskehegan Staging Area.

  • 2024 55 km Madshus Birkie Lite Course Map Coming Soon

Start Line & Finish Area

The 55 km Madshus Birkie Lite starts at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village and finishes at the Waskahegan Staging Area.

  • 2024 Long Start Map Coming Soon
  • 2024 Stadium Short Start/Finish Line Map Coming Soon

Start Times

8.45 Official Opening 55 km/ 31 km 
9.00 Wave 1
9.10 Wave 2
9.20 Wave 3
9.30 Wave 4
9.40 Start 55 km/ 31 km Closed

Description of Start Waves

Cut-Off Times

Registration Package & Bib Pick-up

Registration package and bib pick up will take place at the Nordic Fair on February 9, 2024. Timing chips will also be distributed at this time. There is a $100 charge for non-returned timing chips.

Age Limits

  • Children 2 – 11 years of age are not allowed.
  • Children 12 – 17 years of age are not recommended. If they register, they must be registered with and accompanied by an adult guardian.

Parking and Shuttle

  • Parking for the Long Start is available at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village.
  • Shuttles will be at the finish line at the Waskahegan Staging Area to take you back to your vehicle.

World Loppet

Those registering for 31 and 55 km distances will have the option to have their results posted to the World Loppet for a $5 administration fee.

Registration FeesNov 2023Dec 2023Jan 2024Feb 2024
55 km Madshus Birkie Lite$110$120$130$160

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