Eau Claire Leader Telegram: Trail conditions great for 39th Birkebeiner

HAYWARD (AP) — Organizers of the American Birkebeiner say trail conditions are ideal for a record number of participants in the 39th running of the cross-country ski race in northern Wisconsin.

Activities surrounding Saturday's race kick off Thursday in Hayward. Birkebeiner spokeswoman Susan Kendrick says the snow is dry, there's a ton of it and the full race is on. The current base is between 3 and 6 inches of snow.

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