The weather conditions just haven't worked out for the 2017 Birkebeiner Ski races this weekend.  Unseasonably warm weather along with rain melted away the snow.  There was a last minute hope that the snowstorm predicted would save the ski event, but the storm went further east.

That left a hard decision to be made, and the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation decided for safety reasons not to hold the ski races.  However, they have introduced a new concept:  The Birkiestock 2017.

Starting at 9:30 am on Saturday, buses will begin transporting riders from the Como parking lot to the Birkebeiner trailhead where they will have a 5k loop of trucked in snow that people can ski.  They will also have live music, a soup tent, the Birkie Brew-ski,

To find out more infomation, visit the Birkebeiner website.