This ski season presents some unique challenges to the running of cross country ski races. The many restrictions and protocols in place at Falls Creek left the Birkebeiner Nordic Ski Club Race Committee in a difficult situation with difficult decisions to make. After much consultation and many discussions the race committee decided not to run The Birkebeiner Classic scheduled at Falls Creek. The restrictions on access to the resort, facilities and accommodation limited the ability of our volunteers and racers to access races and events and the protocols and contingency planning required made the task nearly impossible.
This was not an easy decision and the committee is well aware that these races and events are important to the cross country skiing community. We thank you for your understanding in these difficult times and hope to see you next year.