2020 EVENT IS MARCH 21st!
Not from Webster’s Dictionary (noun: cookie-bye-ner) Definition – A blatant rip-off of the famed Norwegian race, the Birkebeiner, … or, less formally, an excuse to have fun!!! In this version, athletes ski from hut to hut in Gatineau Park, collecting delicious cookies baked by Chelsea Nordiq volunteers at each stop. The objective is spring skiing fun. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend, and would be expected to accompany younger skiers. To add to the festive feel, everyone is invited to wear a costume or some fun apparel.
Who should participate?
** New! **
New checkpoint at Fortune Lake to motivate our youngest skiers!
We now offer a family rate of $35 for families of 4 or more
Saturday – MARCH 21, 2020 Check-in starts at 8:45am. Skiing starts at 9 am and the event ends at 1 pm.
In order to participate, all skiers and participating parents must be registered and have signed a waiver during registration. Chelsea Nordiq’s youth greatly appreciate your support from this fundraiser!
Skiers 13 years or older must have a Gatineau Park seasonal ski pass or purchase a day pass on-site (check Gatineau Park website for pricing).
Start and finish at parking lot P9 on Meech Lake Rd, Gatineau Park. For location and driving directions, see the map.
Rain or shine; being out there on skis with your community and enjoying those cookies will be fun no matter what weather it is!
We’ll update this page by 7 am on the day of the event if the weather is really bad and requires for the Cookie Beiner to be cancelled…
Unfortunately we cannot offer refunds in case of cancellation.
What to Bring?
Bring water (plenty of it!), a watch, skate or classic skis, your club uniform, fun costumes (or hats, wigs etc.), sunglasses and appropriate clothing.
Parking is always tight. The more carpooling the better… - The wise skier
Skiers will ski in groups with their friends or families. Maps and passports will be provided. Skiers decide how far they want to ski – it’s not a race. Volunteers will be on the trail at the road crossing, key intersections and at the huts. Parents need to accompany younger skiers or make arrangements for those needing supervision.
Checkpoints include Fortune Lake, Keogan, Shilly Shally, Huron, and Western huts, the Red Tent (at the intersection of trail #1 and #24), and the intersection of Wolf Trail and #1.
Skiers will not be allowed to continue past the intersection of trail #1 & #2 (entrance to Western) or past the Chelsea Nordiq Red Tent after 10:45 am. This will ensure everyone gets back to P9 by 12:45 PM!