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Your in-person ski event registration includes:

  • Up to 55 km classic technique ski tracks in majestic Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area
  • Race bib and timing chip
  • Food and drinks at finish line
  • Snacks, energy drinks, soup and water at 13, 31, and 55 km food stations
  • Bus shuttles between Sherwood Park, Ukrainian Village and Waskahegan
  • Medals for top three in event in 13, 31 and 55 km events and age category medals description here
  • 30th Birkie pin for long events or hand-made birch wood medals for short events
  • Pin for 55 km skiers for each year of completion
  • World loppet ranking for 31 and 55 km skiers details here
  • 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 
Ski Events Oct/Nov 2021 December 2021 January 2022 February 2022
55 km with pack Torskeklubben Birkebeiner $100 $110 $120 $150
55 km Birkie Lite  $100 $110 $120 $150
31 km Imperial Oil Birkie Tour  $90 $100 $110 $140
13 km Global Edmonton Mini Birkie $45 $50 $55 $70
8 km Fun Ski  $25 $25 $25 $25
2/4 km Ole’s Tour $10 $10 $10 $10
1/3 km Barnebirkie family ski $10 $10 $10 $10
Virtual Canadian Birkie $20 $20 $20 $20

Note: There is a processing fee for registration. It includes a $2.00 Zone4 Registration System fee, and a 3% credit card fee.  

Refunds and insurance

No refunds.
Non transferable.
Registration carried forward to the next year, if event cancelled due to COVID-19.
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 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: First cut-off
  • December 31 at 24:00 Midnight: Second cut-off
  • January 31 at 24:00 Midnight: Third cut-off
  • February 8 at 12:00 Noon FINAL cut-off

Age limits

The Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival takes place in a remote provincial park. Our organization provides substantial signage, patrols, food stations, volunteers and medical staff to ensure to keep skiers on track. 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.