Contact Us

BirkieTour, Scheduled For Saturday, Has Been Cancelled Due to Snow Conditions

Photo by IOC via Getty Images

While the American Birkebeiner is still on for February, a related annual event has just been cancelled.

According to a press release from the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation, the BirkieTour scheduled for this Saturday, January 19, has been cancelled due to poor trail conditions and skier safety concerns. The recent one inch of new snow has not bonded to the ice base on the Birkie Trail. The new snow will be quickly sheared off, especially on downhills, exposing the solid ice trail base and creating hazardous ski conditions. While more snow is predicted, we do not expect conditions to improve enough to hold a safe and quality event on Saturday.

“We are very sorry to make this announcement,” says Ned Zuelsdorff, Executive Director of the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation. “This non-competitive, fully supported 25/50K distance fun-ski event each January has become a popular tradition for skiers preparing for the American Birkebeiner in February and for novice skiers alike. We want to offer participants in all our year-round events the best experience possible, and trail conditions this week cannot provide that. We do, however look forward to our big 40th Anniversary event and celebration, February 21-23. This will be our biggest Birkie ever, with 10,000 skiers registered for our Saturday’s races alone.”

Best of B105

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for B105 Backstage quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive B105 Backstage contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.