Seeley Hills Classic

Saturday, January 30, 2021

The Seeley Hills Classic is the second-largest annual classic cross-country ski event on the American Birkebeiner Trail.

2021 Seeley Hills Classic

Saturday / January 30, 2021

Please read the following information carefully. Changes are being implemented for 2021 to provide a safe racing experience during the Covid-19 pandemic. Racers will experience a more physically distanced start area, less congestion on course, and separate race times for the 22K and 42K races. No indoor spaces will be available and there will be no post race party. However, there will be epic skiing on the Birkie Trail- and the course will start and finish in Seeley at OO!

The Seeley Hills Classic is the second-largest annual classic cross-country ski event on the Birkebeiner Trail. The 42K race is an American Birkebeiner qualifying race.

The race has served as a major fundraiser for the Seeley Ski Club, allowing it to promote skiing in a number of ways. The club was responsible for lighting the Birkie Trail at the Highway 00 area, and developed 15K Sawyer County Ski Trail in the Seeley area, which it maintains and grooms. Todays, with the help of the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation, the Seeley Hills Classic legacy will continue to keep skiing strong in the Seeley area.

Race Categories

The 2021 Seeley Hills Classic 42K and 22K races are Saturday, January 30. The 22K race will start from 8-9:00 am. The 42K race will start from 11:30-12:30 pm.

Age Classes

- 29 and under
- 30 – 39
- 40 – 49
- 50 – 59
- 60 – 69
- 70 +

- 19 and under
- 20 - 29
- 30 – 39
- 40 – 49
- 50 – 59
- 60 – 69
- 70 +

The Course

The 42K race will start at OO in the Kortelopet start area and make its way over OO on the Key Log Crossing. The course will go north on the Birkie Skate Trail, veer onto the Birkie Classic Trail north of Timber Trail, cut over to the old Korte Trail, and head south on the Birkie Classic Trail back to the finish line in the Kortelopet Stadium. New Map coming soon.

The 22K is returning to its roots! From the Kortelopet stadium, the course will go south 11K, turn around, and head north to finish in the Kortelopet stadium.

Limited aid will be offered on course in 2021. Stay tuned for more specific information as we get closer to the race.


All races will start and finish at OO in the Kortelopet Stadium in Seeley, WI.

Parking is available at OO in the north and south lots at the Samuel C. Johnson Family Outdoor Center. No indoor space will be available, porta-potties will be located in the parking lots and at the start/finish line.

No post-race party or food will be available in 2021. Please be prepared to be self-sufficient.

Race Results and Photos

Event timing and results provided by PrimeTime Timing.

Event photos by Once In A Blue Moon Studio-Kelly Randolph Photography.

Perks and Awards

Overall winners of the 42K and 22K races will receive an award, as well as the top two in each age class. There will be no award ceremony in 2021. Stay tuned for more information on how to collect awards.

The first 500 skiers registered will receive a Swix classic ski hat.

Registration and Bib PickUp

Races changes may be made through Friday, January 27 at 4 pm. Please email or inquire at bib pick-up.

Registration fee is $70 through 10/1/20, $80 through 11/19/20, $90 through 1/27/21 and $95 through 1/29.

Registration is online only, no in-person registration in 2021.

Race the Seeley Hills Classic on Saturday, then ski the Birkie Tour on Sunday! Skiers may enter both events at a reduced rate.


8:30 AM - 9:00 AM / 22K Race Start
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM / 42K Race Start

Volunteer Opportunities

Do you have an interest to volunteer for the Seeley Hills Classic? We need help with Aid Stations, Awards, Bibs, Parking, Start and Finish area. Click here to review available shifts.

Event Partners and Supporters

Get in touch

Phone: +1 (715) 634-5025