American Birkebeiner

American Birkebeiner Cross Country Ski Race

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Cable is Home of the American Birkebeiner, North America's largest Cross Country Ski Race, held annually each February. The world comes to the Cable & Hayward Areas for the Birkie & Kortelopet cross country ski races.

The Birkie Trail is world-famous and takes racers on a challenging 50k course from Cable to Main Street in downtown Hayward. Over 9,500 skiers, including many international visitors, participate in this event.

There are many other events happening during the course of the weekend and days before:

Birkie 50k (skate) or 55k (classic)
Kortelopet 23k
Prince Haakon 12k
Elite Sprints
5k/10k Family Fun Ski
Junior Birkie
Barkie Birkie Skijor
Birkie Sit-Ski
Giant SkiSnowshoe Hike
Camp Birkie Child Care
And so much more!

Feb 22 - Feb 25
Cable and Hayward, WI