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. The loop course rolls and winds through the scenic Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area. This event starts and finishes at the Islet Lake Staging Area. Details here.

55 km Birkie Lite

Looking for a personal challenge but want to travel “lite” (i.e., without the pack)? Try the same distance without the extra weight. Skiers travel the same course as the 55 km with Pack Torskeklubben Birkebeiner. This event starts and finishes at the Islet Lake 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. The loop course rolls and winds through the scenic Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area. This event starts and finishes at the Waskehegan 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.

1/3 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.