Tag: Birkebeiner

Fireside: Dale Niggeman – Racer, Tinkerer, Inventor

“I never thought CAT skis would turn into a mass market product. My biggest motivation was for myself,” laughed Dale Niggeman. While the invention of CAT skis started as a personal quest for self-improvement, today Niggeman’s dreams reach farther than his own race results. At the urging of friends in […]

Karl Andresen: A Birkie Original

For most participants, the American Birkebeiner is a race against time. When the cannon sounds and they kick off toward toward Hayward, Wis., they are thinking: Will I move up a wave? Will better skis, more expensive wax or an extra helping of spaghetti help me shave a few minutes […]