Festival activities occurring immediately before and just after the ‘Birkie’ Loppet event.

“The Birkie is a celebration of cross-country skiing but also embracing winter. The various festivals and activities before and after the Loppet are part of this celebration.”

Opening Ceremonies, Volunteer Appreciation, the Nordic Fair, Registration Pick Up, and the Nordic Feast round out the various Birkie Festivals.

Clothing Tent – a service for Birkie participants.

Who is In Charge?

Frank, Acting Festival Director

Frank Potter has been involved with non-profits starting as a Scout. Fast forward, ‘a few years’ and he is working as the Birkie’s administrator but is also covering two board positions including the Director of Festival and Program Services.

Passionate about the value volunteers bring to civil society, Frank has written extensively on non-profits and volunteering.

  • Registration: registration package stuffing or pick-up.
  • Venue-Manager: Point of contact between the Broadmoor Golf Course and various events held there (Volunteer Orientation, Nordic Fair, and Viking Feast).