Biathlon

Ski fast, shoot straight. That’s what the competitive spirit of biathlon is all about. In a test of speed and skill, the dual winter sport combines the exhilaration of cross-country skiing with the marksmanship of target shooting. Experience the growing sport for yourself with one of our unique biathlon programs this winter. It’ll hook you right from the start. “Mark” our words.

Lessons & Rentals

Whistler Olympic Park’s sport school offers biathlon lessons for all levels. Our enthusiastic biathlon staff are experienced and knowledgeable in rifle safety, marksmanship and cross-country skiing and are eager to share their knowledge with guests. If you require ski rentals for your biathlon lesson, include them in your booking and check in with our rental shop upon arrival in the Day Lodge. To request more information on what the ideal lesson type would be for you, contact us via email or call 604-964-0060. Make sure you also check our Know Before You Go!

Discover Biathlon

Discover the sport of biathlon! Learn biathlon rifle marksmanship at the Whistler Olympic Park biathlon range and work on your skate ski technique too. Three clips of ammunition (15 shots) are included in the price and for only an extra $10, you can rent your ski equipment directly on site from our Day Lodge. The Discover Biathlon program is offered every Saturday and Sunday, beginning December 17, 2016 through March 26, 2017 and daily over the holidays (Dec 17, 2016 - Jan 1, 2017).

  • Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced Skate or Classic Skier
  • Minimum Age: 13
  • Duration: 2 hrs
  • Times: 1.00pm - 3.00pm
  • Saturdays, Sundays (Dec 17-Mar 26) & daily during the Holidays (Dec 17-Jan 1)

Pricing*:

  • Lesson only: $75
  • Lesson & Rentals: $85
  • Additional clip: $5/each
  • valid trail ticket is required, and not included with the lesson

* All lessons are non-refundable. Prices do not include 5% GST.

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Experience Biathlon

Discover the sport of biathlon in this marksmanship, non-skiing program! Learn how to shoot at the Olympic Park biathlon range, two clips of ammunition (10 shots) are included in the price. The Experience Biathlon program is offered everySaturday and Sunday, beginning December 17, 2016 through March 26, 2017 and daily over the holidays (Dec 17, 2016 - Jan 1, 2017) as well as Wednesday nights at 5:30pm (mid-winter only). Book your Experience Biathlon on site at our Guest Services desk!

  • Skill Level: Never-Ever to Beginner
  • Minimum Age: 10
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Times: 2.00pm and 2.30pm
  • Saturdays, Sundays (Dec 17-Mar 26) & daily during the Holidays (Dec 17-Jan 1)

Pricing*:

  • Marksmanship lesson (no skiing): $20
  • Additional clip: $5/each
  • A vehicle park entry fee applies if participants are not skiing or snowshoeing with a valid trail ticket.

*All lessons are non-refundable. Prices do not include 5% GST.

Private, Group or Family Biathlon Lessons

Private biathlon lessons provide an opportunity to receive one-on-one attention from a professional instructor. Whether you are looking to learn a new skill or for an evaluation of current skills towards further development, our instructors are looking forward to helping you. Pre-booking is mandatory for private lessons. Book rental equipment for your lesson for only an additional $10/person.

Lessons can be booked from November 26, 2015-April 03, 2016 (date & time depending on instructor availability). Please contact us via email or call 604-964-0060 to make a booking or request more information.

2 hr Private Biathlon (minimum age 10)* 1 pers. 2 ppl 3+ppl Rentals
High Season (Dec 17-Mar 26) * $144.00 $189.00 $244.00 $10.00/person
Low Season (Nov 24-Dec 16 & Mar 27-Apr 2) * $123.00 $161.00 $208.00 $10.00/person

*A valid trail ticket is required, and not included with the lesson. All lessons are non-refundable. Prices do not include 5% GST.

Biathlon Sport Programs

In addition to purely recreational programs, Whistler Olympic Park in conjunction with the local Nordic ski clubs offers a variety of sport development programs for children, youth and adults.  Participants can partake in cross-country ski, biathlon or ski jumping programs. Multi-sport clinics are also offered. If you or your children are interested in pursuing Nordic sports this is the place to start! Click here for more information.

Biathlon Athletes - Book your Training Time at our Range!

Individual athletes and groups who wish to train at Whistler Olympic Park's Biathlon range need to register in advance with our Range Coordinator. 

Athletes and coaches need to be members of either Biathlon Canada or Biathlon USA and need to have their firearms Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL) or equivalent. Please contact us for rates, policies and availability.