Your ski event registration includes:

  1. Up to 55 km classic technique ski tracks in majestic Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Rec. Area
  2. Race bib and timing chip
  3. Snacks, energy drinks, soup and water at 13, 31, and 55 km food stations
  4. World loppet ranking for 31 and 55 km skiers details here
  5. Ski Patrollers along the course and Sweeps at the end
  6. Certified medical personnel at food stations and finish line
  7. Love and admiration of dedicated volunteers 

Registration to open in November 2020

Ski Events November 2020 December 2020 January 2021
55 km with pack Torskeklubben Birkebeiner $100 $110 $120
55 km Birkie Lite $100 $110 $120
31 km Birkie Tour $90 $100 $110
13 km Global Edmonton Mini Birkie $45 $50 $55

Note: There is a processing fee for registration. It includes a  $2.00 Zone4 Registration System fee, and a 3% credit card fee.  

Refunds and insurance

No refunds.
Non transferable.
Registration carried forward to the next year, if event cancelled due to COVID-19.
Participants who purchased Secure your Spot Insurance at time of registration will have their registration carried forward to the next year, if event is cancelled due to weather or ski conditions. 


Birkie registration cut off dates are at the end of each month:

  • There are a maximum number of participants allowed per day.
  • November 30 at 24:00 Midnight: First cut-off
  • December 31 at 24:00 Midnight: Second cut-off
  • January 31 at 24:00 Midnight: FINAL cut-off

Age limits

The Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival takes place in a remote provincial park. Our organization provides substantial signage, patrols, food stations, volunteers and medical staff to ensure to keep skiers on track. Safety for our volunteers, spectators and skiers is our number one priority. As such age limits are part of our critical effort to ensure everyone stays out of harms way and gets home safely. See details of age limits for all events here.

Event changes before final deadline on January 31, 2021

  • Email the office and specify your full name, the event you wish to change out of and the event you wish to change to.
  • There is a $10 fee for any changes, plus any difference between event fees, if applicable
  • You will need to acknowledge that the $10 fee will be charged to the credit card that you used to sign up with.  Please note:
  • If there are any changes to your credit card information, contact the office to make other arrangements.  If someone else paid for your registration, they will need to contact the office to give authorization to charge this to their card
  • There are no refunds of a difference if the event is downgraded