In-Person Birkie Ski Events

Whether you are competing to win, conquering a personal challenge, or just out to have fun with friends and family, there is an event for you!

55 km with pack Torskeklubben Birkebeiner

Recreate the legend of the original Birkebeiner skiers by carrying the equivalent of the infant crown prince, a 5.5 kg (12 lb) pack. This point-to-point course rolls and winds through the scenic Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area. This event starts at Ukrainian Village and finishes at the Waskahegan Staging Area. Details here.

55 km Birkie Lite

Looking for a personal challenge but want to travel lite, without the pack? Try the 55 km distance without the extra weight. This point-to-point course rolls and winds through the scenic Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area. This event starts at Ukrainian Village and finishes at the Waskahegan Staging Area. Details here.

31 km Imperial Oil Birkie Tour

A fun event geared to those wanting to ski an intermediate distance, testing their skill and stamina. This point-to-point course rolls and winds through the scenic Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area. This event starts at Ukrainian Village and finishes at the Waskahegan Staging Area. Details here.

13 km Global Edmonton Mini Birkie

This course will give you 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 takes place at the Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area; it starts and finishes at the Waskehegan Staging Area. Details here.

8 km Birkie Fun Ski

This recreational ski event is designed for beginner to intermediate adult skiers. The trail is a loop so you can decide to ski 4 or 8 kilometres. This event takes place at the Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area; it starts and finishes at the Waskehegan Staging Area. Click here for more details.

2 or 4 km Birkie Ole’s Tour

Parents and their kids can enjoy Ole’s Tour ski event together. You can choose to do this 2 km loop once or twice. This event takes place at the Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area; it starts and finishes at the Waskehegan Staging Area. Click here for details.

1 or 3 km Barnebirkie

Parents and kids can enjoy cross country skiing together on a 500 metre, 1.5 km or 3 km distance event. This family fun takes place at Silver Skate in Hawrelak Park in Edmonton. Details here.