Virtual Birkebeiner Venue

Ski your 2021 Birkie at Winter Park!

Skiing American Birkebeiner Events virtually this year? We are excited to announce that Winter Park is an official venue partner of the American Birkebeiner! We will be grooming and marking a course just for you! Come on out for a virtual cure for your Birkie Fever. You may find some familiar sights on the course: Power through the “Powerlines,” navigate “Hecklers Hill,” ring the cowbells at “OO,” and follow the bad jokes up “Holy Hill.”

Please Note: There will be no ski patrol or feed/aid stations on the course. All skiers will need to carry their own water and food for the duration of their race. All distances are an approximation. Distances may vary by device. The routes listed below are only a recommendation. Feel free to put together your own personalized route!

When can I ski?

Come on out anytime from Saturday, February 20th to Sunday, February 28th 2021. Our trail system is open daily from 9am-5pm. Be sure to check in at the Chalet Ticket Windows to purchase trail passes and to pick up a free Gu to keep you fueled while you race (while supplies last)! You race must be completed in one day and in one effort.

Be sure to keep track of your time via GPS device, App, or hand timed (and verified) to receive credit for your race.Visit birkie.com to learn more about the virtual race and how to upload your times. 

Course Marking

Signs will be out on the trail marking all three courses. Each race is color coded to make navigation a bit easier.  

  • Birkie follows blue signs
  • Korte follows green signs
  • Prince Haakon follows pink signs
  • Where all routes share trails, look for white signs with all three race names on it.

Course Descriptions

43 km American Birkebeiner

This route is almost identical to our iconic Wolf Tracks Rendezvous Marathon held in early February. From fun fast downhills to rolling recovery areas, this route has a little bit of everything. Using two of our three long trails, we’ve put together a single loop course for you to kick and/or glide along.  Click here for a printable PDF: Birkie Route Map

26 km Kortelopet

This route is almost identical to our iconic Wolf Tracks Rendezvous Half-Marathon held in early February. This single-loop course features a great combination of hills and flats. Click here for a printable PDF: Korte Route Map

14 km Prince Haakon

This single-loop course is a fantastic mix of rolling hills and flats. 

Click here for a printable PDF: Prince Haakon Route Map

Virtual Birkie Trail Pass Specials

Receive a special discount on a trail pass to use when you ski your race! Be sure to check in at the Chalet Ticket Windows to pick up your trail pass. Discounted rates only available between Feb 20th and 28th. 

Adult Virtual Birkie Trail Pass: $10

Youth Virtual Birkie Trail Pass: $5

Ski Shop Deals

Bring your bib with on your next visit to the Winter Park Ski shop for a 10% discount on purchases!

 

Learn more about Winter Park

Visit our website to learn more about our extensive trail system, check grooming reports, and stay up to date on upcoming events and programs: http://www.minocquawinterpark.org

Be sure to follow us on our social media pages: Facebook (@minocquawinterpark), Instagram (@mqawinterpark), and Twitter (@mqawinterpark)

Covid-19 Protocols

The Chalet will remain closed to the public, but there are porta potties and two unheated shelters available for changing boots (etc) on either end of the parking lot. 

The Ski Shop will be open for sales, rentals, and ski wax services. Give them a call at (715) 356-1099 for more information. 

We ask that masks are worn inside the Ski Shop or in common areas and that you practice social distancing on the trails when possible.