Biathlon is a sport in which participants combine cross-country skiing with rifle marksmanship. In competition biathlon is performed using skate technique and 22 calibre rifles.   Athletes or participants skate a short ski loop, fire 5 rounds at the biathlon target and head off again around the ski loop. There are various formats but the ultimate goal is to ski fast and shoot straight. The sport is wildly popular in many areas of the world and particularly in central Europe.  

At Whistler Olympic Park we offer a variety of recreational programs for biathlon. 

Experience Biathlon


The Experience Biathlon program is offered every day, beginning June 28, 2014 through August 31, 2014 (closed July 27th for Ironman Canada).  Experience Biathlon includes a safety orientation with the rifle along with some history and facts about the sport of biathlon.  It is offered first come, first served, during the summer season and is open from 10:00am-4:00pm every day.

Age: 8 yrs+
Duration: approx 10 minutes per person


Experience Biathlon $10 ($5 park entry not included)
Additional ammo clip $5 each



Discover Biathlon

Winter program only

The Discover Biathlon program is offered every Saturday and Sunday (December 14, 2013 through March 9, 2014), Wednesday nights (December 18, 2013 through February 26) and daily over the holidays (Dec 21, 2013 - Jan 5, 2014).

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced Skate or Classic Skier
Age: 13 yrs+
Duration: 2 hrs (1.5hrs Wednesdays)

Saturdays, Sundays (Dec 21-Mar 9): 2-4pm
Holidays (daily Dec 21-Jan 5): 2-4 pm 
(no programs on Jan 4, Feb 22)

**A valid trail pass is required, and not included with the lesson.
*** All lessons are non-refundable.

Lesson & Rentals $79
Lesson only $65
Additional clip $5/ each
Book your Discover Biathlon lesson online, contact us via email or call 604-964-0060 to make a booking or request more information.

Biathlon Sport Programs


In addition to purely recreational programs, Whistler Olympic Park in conjunction with the Callaghan Winter Sport Club, offers two sport development programs.  If you or your children are interested in pursuing biathlon as a competitive endeavor this is the place to start. 

We offer the National sanctioned Biathlon Bears program for youth aged 8-13 years and the Masters Biathlon program for adults aged 18yrs +. 

Whistler Olympic Park Biathlon Shooting

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