Masters Biathlon

Program Description

Our Masters Biathlon program is a competition-focused training program for experienced biathletes age 19 and older. The program is structured to optimize performance in national, provincial and regional biathlon competitions.

Registration Prerequisites

In order to register in our Masters Biathlon program, you must meet the following prerequisites:

– previous participation in our Masters Biathlon program or Recreational Biathlon program, or equivalent experience
– current membership with the Sea to Sky Nordics (memberships can be purchased starting in May)
– be registered with Biathlon Canada as a “Masters Athlete”
– have a Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL)
– have your own biathlon rifle

If you are looking to gain experience in order to join our Masters Biathlon program in the future, check out our Camps, Recreational Biathlon program or Private Lessons.

Schedule and Dates

Fall Season: September-November

In Fall, our Masters Biathlon program offers training sessions on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

The Saturday sessions are mandatory. The other sessions are optional.

Saturdays
Dates: Sep 14-Nov 30
Time: 9:30-15:30
Location: starting at the Squamish Legacy Sports Park and transitioning to Whistler Olympic Park in November once skiing is available.
Activities: shooting training, and a mix of dryland training activities including roller skiing, running, strengthening, agility/balance/coordination and other activities.

Tuesdays
Dates: Sep 10-Nov 26
Times/Locations:
North Vancouver 18:30-20:00
Squamish 17:30-19:00
Whistler 17:30-19:00
Activities: a mix of dryland training activities including roller skiing, running, strengthening, agility/balance/coordination and other activities. No shooting training.

Wednesdays
Dates: Sep 11-Nov 27
Times/Locations:
North Vancouver 18:30-20:00
Squamish 16:30-18:00
Whistler 16:30-18:00
Activities: a mix of dryland training activities including roller skiing, running, strengthening, agility/balance/coordination and other activities. No shooting training.

Thursdays
Dates: Sep 12-Nov 28
Time: 16:30-18:00
Location: Squamish Legacy Sports Park biathlon range
Activities: shooting training, incorporating a mix of drylands training activities including running, strengthening, agility/balance/coordination and other activities.

Winter Season: December-March

Details for our winter season will be available in September.

Program Fees

Program fees include coaching and lane fees at training sessions. Program fees do not include trail passes or ammunition – Masters must provide their own ammunition.

Fall Season: September-November

Saturdays: $400
Tuesdays: $100
Wednesdays: $100
Thursdays: $250

Winter Season: December-March

Details for our winter season will be available in September.

Equipment Required

Masters must provide their own biathlon rifle, ammunition, and skate roller ski equipment.

For on-snow training, skate skiing and classic skiing equipment is required. For skating, athletes should have one pair of training skis, and at least one pair of race skis. For classic, we recommend one pair of waxable race skis and one pair of skin skis or fishscales.

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