Whether you are competing for a medal, conquering a personal challenge, or just out to have fun with friends and family, there is an event for you!
Nordic Fair and Registration Pick up is on Friday, February 8, 2019.
Birkie Saturday ski events are on Saturday, February 9, 2019.
Vikings’ Feast is on Saturday, February 9, 2019.
Birkie Sunday ski events are on Sunday, February 10, 2019.
Recreate the legend of the original Birkebeiner skiers by carrying the equivalent of the infant crown prince, a 5.5 kg (12 lb) pack. A point-to-point course from the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village rolls and winds along the east edge of Elk Island National Park and through the scenic Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area. Click here for details or:
Looking for a personal challenge but want to travel “lite” (i.e., without the pack)? Try the same distance without the extra weight. Skiers travel the same course as the Birkebeiner with-pack skiers. Click here for details or:
A fun event geared to those wanting to ski an intermediate distance, testing their skill and stamina. A point to point course covering much of the 55 km trail with the same start and finish lines. Click here for details or:
A loop course for those who want a taste of the Birkebeiner. Skiers in this event vary in age and ability, but they all seek the thrill of crossing the finish line! This event starts and finishes at the Waskehegan Staging Area. Click here for details or:
Certified Massage Therapists from the Canadian Sports Massage Therapist Association will be on-site to assist with your post-event recovery. These experts in athletic injuries and treatments, will help you decrease your recovery time. Just $32 for a 20 minute session. Click here for details or: