Alberta classic

Chris Klebl


Canada Winter Games winners

Two kids skiing

Mass start


The Alberta Winter Games cross country ski events are a GO!

There have been some changes to Sunday’s events due to poor conditions. Events for Monday and Tuesday will be decided as more information about the weather progresses.

Sundays races will now be distant skate events on the 2.5km loop. There is too much damage on the sprint course to run the sprint events.

Snow is old, transformed, and abrasive. It is currently -6 in Medicine Hat and is predicted to be -2 on Sunday. The current wax recommendation is a purple or blue wax due to the abrasiveness of the snow (i.e. Swix 6 or 7 glider).

The long range forecast is for 3-5cm of snow on Monday. Again, confirmations of Monday and Tuesday’s events will be decided closer to the day.
Good luck to all participants!

AB Cup Points List Updated

The points for the Alberta Cup series have been updated to reflect the AB Cup 5/6 race in Red Deer from Jan 30-31.

You will find the full points list here: Copy of 2015-2016 AB Cup Points List

Devon Loppet Information

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Birkie Update: Skate Event Cancelled

The 40km skate event for the Canadian Birkie has just been cancelled due to lack of snow. This was the first year skate skiing was introduced to the Birkie.

Keep your fingers crossed for more snow! See the original note from the Birkie Organizers below:

Hello Birkie Skate Skier,

We are sorry to inform you that the 40 km Birkie Skate Ski is cancelled this year due to lack of snow.  We are extremely disappointed that we have to cancel the inaugural Skate event but unfortunately we can’t control Mother Nature. We do hope you understand, that you will ski in one of the classic events instead for this year’s Birkie and that you will register for the Birkie Skate event again next year.

We are unable to offer refunds, however, we would like to offer you the opportunity to switch to one of our classic events at no charge.  You can see details about the other events on our website here:

Please email or call me to confirm which event you would like me to change you to.

Best regards,


Office Administrator

Canadian Birkebeiner Society

Ph: (780) 430-7153


Alberta Cup 5 and 6 Update: Excellent Snow Conditions

Good news for the Alberta Cup 5/6 in Red Deer this weekend, January 30-31! The trails in Red Deer have received about 15 cm of new snow, and the ski trails are in excellent condition. Get ready for a great race!

There are only 3 days left to register.

Please visit the Red Deer Nordic Website for the race notice and the link to register on Zone 4.

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