American Birkebeiner

1 11, 2020

Skiing, Slopes, the Whole Spiel: The American Birkebeiner

2020-12-09T23:53:44-06:00Northwoods Outdoors, Things to Do in Wisconsin|

Once a year, northern Wisconsin transforms its quiet woods into an international sporting hotspot with the American Birkebeiner North America’s largest cross country ski race. This 55-kilometer ski marathon attracts 45,000 skiers and spectators to the tiny communities of Cable and Haward, WI, each February since 1974.   Heartwood Resort lies in the heart of the American Birkie country. Visit our website to discover all the activities, lodging, and ambiance we feature during Birkie weekend and all winter long.  The American Birkiebeiner history  The iconic winter race began as a sleepy nordic ski event for 13 men and one woman [...]

6 10, 2020

Dryland Training for Nordic Skiing Season

2020-10-06T11:30:16-05:00Northwoods Outdoors, Things to Do in Wisconsin|

Any die-hard cross country skier knows how crucial it is to embrace dryland training for a successful Nordic skiing season. Of course, the Holy Grail of Nordic skiing remains the American Birkebeiner race in Cable, Wisconsin to Hayward, Wisconsin. If you’ve already obtained your race number (or love to ski the trails), ensure a strong finish with the help of Heartwood Resort.  Our extensive trail system can help you improve your stamina and strength as the race nears. Our cozy and luxurious accommodations can also help you revel in the region’s historic Nordic skiing roots. Heartwood Resort and Conference Center [...]