The 2024 Saturday Ski Events have been cancelled due to poor snow conditions. All other Birkie Festival Events are a Go! To learn more, please read the February 1, 2024 newsletter

Register for the 2024 Canadian Birkie Ski Festival Now!

CANCELLED – Your Birkie Saturday in-person ski event registration includes:

  • Up to 55 km classic technique ski tracks in majestic Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area, approximately 48 km east of Edmonton
  • Race bib, timing chip, and results/ranking uploaded to Zone4
  • Food and drinks at finish line
  • Water, snacks, and nutrition at 13, 31, and 55 km food stations
  • Bus shuttles between Sherwood Park, Ukrainian Village and Waskahegan
  • Medals for top three M/F in 13, 31 and 55 km events and age category medals description here
  • Hand-made birch wood medals for short events
  • Pin for 55 km skiers for each year of completion; medal for first time 55 km skiers
  • Ski Patrollers along the course and Sweeps at the end
  • Certified medical personnel at food stations and finish line
  • Love and admiration of dedicated volunteers
Birkie Saturday, Feb 10
Nov 2023
Dec 2023
Jan 2024
Feb 2024
55 km with pack Torskeklubben Birkebeiner
55 km Madshus Birkie Lite
31 km Mud Sweat and Gears Birkie Tour
13 km Global Edmonton Mini Birkie
7 km Birkie Fun Ski 
Vikings’ Feast
Birkie Sunday, Feb 11 
Barnebirkie Family Ski$5
Virtual Canadian Birkie, Feb 10 – 24 
Virtual Canadian Birkie$20
Full Moon Birkie, Feb 24 Online On-Site
Full Moon Birkie$15 $25

NOTE: There is an extra processing fee, which includes a registration system fee and credit card fee.

Nordic Canada Tier 3 Fee: As of November 2023 the Canadian Birkie Ski Festival has been deemed a Tier 3 event by Nordic Canada. As such, a $3 fee per participant, per race will be automatically added at registration.

Refunds and insurance


Non transferable.
Birkie Saturday participants who purchased Secure your Spot Insurance at time of registration will have their registration carried forward to the next year, if event is cancelled due to extreme weather or ski conditions.


Birkie registration cut off dates are at the end of each month. The final cut off is at Noon on the Wednesday the week of the festival.

  • November 30 at 24:00 Midnight (MST): First cut-off
  • December 31 at 24:00 Midnight (MST): Second cut-off
  • January 31 at 24:00 Midnight (MST): Third cut-off
  • February 7 at Noon (MST): FINAL CUT-OFF

Age limits

The Canadian Birkie Ski Festival takes place in a remote provincial park. Our organization provides substantial signage, patrols, food stations, volunteers and medical staff. Safety for our volunteers, spectators and skiers is our number one priority. As such age limits are part of our critical effort to ensure everyone stays out of harms way and gets home safely. See details of age limits for all events here.

Event changes

Event changes will only be accepted at the Nordic Fair or in person at the Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival. There will be no fee for downgrading your event to a shorter distance, and a $10 fee + the difference in registration cost to upgrade your event to a longer distance.

World Loppet

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

Got questions?

Click here for the Frequently Asked Questions and Answers.

We do our utmost best to keep the information and fees current on our website. Information and fees can change any time if deemed necessary.