Winter or Summer Discover The OLYMPIC BIATHLON EXPERIENCE
See if you can hit all FIVE targets
As an “aspiring Olympian,” you will be provided with clips of five shots each, with plenty of opportunity to learn and improve your skills. You will be assisted by professional staff and provided with highly accurate rifles similar to rifles used during the Olympic Games. After range instruction and practice, we will create a “mini’ fun competition, designed especially for you or your group. Ski or snowshoe, run or bike, this little course gets your heart rate up, giving you a small taste of what biathlon competition is like. It’s truly an Olympic experience!
No Experience Needed, Individuals or Groups Welcome!
Recommended by the New York Times as a must do!
From the New York Times, Dec. 2007: Of the many sports that haven’t captivated Americans, few baffle like the biathlon, a combination of Nordic skiing (or biking in the summertime) and gunplay. One reason we haven’t embraced it is that there are few places to try it. At (Soldier Hollow in Midway, UT) amateurs can try it out. It was the venue for the 2002 Olympics cross country skiing and biathlon and is about a 25 minute drive south of Park City. No experience is necessary. Programs range from one hour introductions to... all-day gear rentals for groomed trails (for bicycles in the summertime)...”.
Don’t forget your camera! While shooting at the Olympic range, everyone will wear a bib that was actually worn during the 2002 Olympic games. The experience ends on our biathlon Official Awards Podium where everyone is awarded a certificate suitable for framing.
Participation Levels To Fit Every Need & Budget
Bronze Level: Instruction, ammunition and assisted German air rifle use at the Paralympic 10 meter range. Includes a mini competition, photo ops and certificates.
One hour session. Minimum two individuals. For ages 6+ for Bronze Biathlon experience.
Silver Level: All Bronze Level elements, including a mini competition with the use of mountain bikes/helmets, ski equipment, or snow shoes.
Two hour session. Minimum two individuals. For ages 6+ for Silver Biathlon experience.
All Silver Level elements, including a safety clinic and upgrade to the full Olympic 50 meter range and assisted use of the Olympic 22 caliber rifles.
Two hour session. Minimum two individuals. For ages 10+ for Gold Biathlon experience.
Details for all Biathlon Experiences:
Due to the extensive work required to produce a Biathlon experience, we require full payment upon booking. This payment is non refundable unless the two primary access roads are under travel restrictions (per Utah Commuter Link). Thank you.
Reservations and confirmation by Soldier Hollow Staff are required in advance. Please call Soldier Hollow's Event Coordinator, Judy Klautt at email@example.com to schedule your Biathlon Experience. Thank you!