Biathlon Bears is our recreational biathlon program for youth ages 9-12.
This program teaches the basic skills of biathlon in a safe and fun environment through a combination of drills, games and relays. The goal of the program is to build confidence with skiing and shooting skills and to provide a fun introduction to an active, outdoor sport-for-life.
This program leads into our recreational Teen Biathlon program for ages 13-18 or our Youth Biathlon Racers program.
For additional ski coaching on Sundays (including classic technique) the Biathlon Bears program can be combined with a morning Jackrabbits or Track Attack program.
If you are registering on Saturdays and you wish to register in a full day program (skiing and shooting instruction), check out our Youth Biathlon Racers program.
– at least one season of ski experience (nordic or alpine)
– be registered with Biathlon Canada as a “Recreational Athlete”
– no biathlon or shooting experience is required but prior participation in a biathlon camp, recreational biathlon race or demo day is recommended
2016/2017 Schedule and Dates
9 sessions at Whistler Olympic Park from 13:00-15:00 on Saturdays or Sundays:
Saturdays: December 3,10*,17, January 7,14,21, February 4,11,18,25
Sundays: December 4,11,18, January 8*,15,22, February 5,12,19*,26
* December 10, January 8 and February 19 sessions will involve participation in the Biathlon Series recreational categories (no additional registration cost)
$250 for 9 sessions (includes use of rifle and ammunition).
Trail passes and entry into events are not included in the program fee.
Youth who register in our Biathlon Bears program are eligible for a $35 Whistler Olympic Park seasons pass, a significant discount off the regular price. This offer is only available in conjunction with program registration.
Participants are required to provide their own skate skiing equipment. If you want to rent equipment we recommend the seasonal rental package from the Whistler Olympic Park rental shop.