Fall / Winter Programs
Youth Biathlon is a biathlon program for youth born in 2002-2008 that is focused on progressive skill development. There are two groups in Youth Biathlon: Biathlon Bears (age 9-12) and Teen Biathlon (age 13-15). 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.
Our Development Team is a race program for experienced skiers born in 1999-2004 who are passionate about Biathlon and consider it their primary winter sport activity. This program combines the development of skiing and shooting skills with a focus on training and racing. Athletes on our Development Team will receive training plans created by our coaches, who will also monitor the athletes progress with their training plan.
This program is an alternative to our Development Team for older teenagers who want to continue in the sport of biathlon on a recreational basis and to begin to develop coaching and officiating skills.
This program will involve skiing and shooting, while assisting the Biathlon Bears program coaches with sessions for the Biathlon Bears. The program will also involve officiating at sanctioned biathlon events hosted in Whistler.
The goal of the program is to continue to engage teenagers to be active through the sport of biathlon, while encouraging them to develop coaching and officiating skills by assisting club coaches and officials. This program can be used for volunteer hours required for school programs and certification options for coaching and officiating are available through the program as well.
Our Masters Biathlon program is a competition-focused training program for experienced biathletes ages 19 and older. The program is structured to optimize performance in provincial and regional biathlon competitions.
Spring Biathlon Training
Spring training is highly recommended for athletes whose primary winter sport is biathlon or for athletes who are focused on summer biathlon. The program involves rollerskiing, shooting training and a variety of ski-specific and general activities which keep training fun and challenging.
We organize biathlon camps in the summer and winter seasons. These camps take place at Whistler Olympic Park and at the Squamish Legacy Sports Park. Our “Club” camps are intended for experienced biathletes who are training for competitions. Our “Recreational” camps are designed to provide a fun and welcoming introduction to the sport of biathlon with no prior experience required and are a great way to get started in biathlon. Details and schedules of upcoming camps will be posted in our events calendar.