Paint ball Biathlon at Mt Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, NY.

It began, they say, more than a century ago as a training exercise for Norwegian soldiers. That goes a long way toward explaining how cross country skiing and riflery met. The result is biathlon, the only sport that involves wax and led. Lake Placid is one of the few places you can experience this captivating sport! Biathlon is a physically demanding sport and for our summer Discovery program we get your heart pumping with aerobic activity such as biking or hiking, then we take you to the range for the intense precision of rifle marksmanship.

Overview

In the summer months, you can’t ski the trails without snow, but you can get your heart racing. The idea is to simulate the rush biathletes feel as they try to line up a target. Then you’ll step up to the range in our Cross Country Stadium, take aim, and fire a 22 rifle or a paintball gun (12 & under) to test your marksmanship. Come out and see how you do; it’s worth a shot!

For the most up to date info on Mt Van Hoevenberg operations please visit our Daily Update page.
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Attractions & ActivitiesScheduleAdult 13+Junior
Nordic CenterClosed
Open Nov 23
Ad $32
Tn Sr $28
Jr $24
6 & under $6
SnowshoeingClosed
Open Nov 23
Ad $32
Tn Sr $28
Jr $24
6 & under $6
Bobsled Experience
9+ 52" or taller
Closed
Open Dec 26
$125$125
Cliffside Coaster
9+ 52" or taller
Closed for the season
$55+$10
w/adult
Skeleton ExperienceClosed
$65$65
Climbing Center
belay, boulder, traverse
Tue-Sun
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$15
per hour
$10
per hour
Olympic Legacy Tour
bus & walking
Closed
$15$10
Discover Luge
lesson
Closed
$65$65
Discover Biathlon
lesson & ski rental
Closed
$65$65
Discover Biathlon
lesson range only
Closed
$25$25
HikingDaily
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
freefree
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Biathlon +Bike

A summer spin on the winter sport of Biathlon. Enjoy an hour-long mountain bike lesson to start the program, then meet up at the range for an informative video on Biathlon and professional instruction on our Olympic Biathlon Range. This in-depth experience will help to build skills and confidence on the mountain biking trails with a progressive approach to riding. The Biathlon portion will give you a truly unique experience in the Olympic sport of Biathlon. Ages 13 and up will shoot biathlon rifles, while ages 12 and under will participate in our paintball biathlon program.

 

Trail Pass
Mountain Bike Rental (includes helmet)
1-Hour Mountain Bike Lesson & Guided Tour
Professional Instruction on the Olympic Biathlon Range (~30 minutes)

Participants may bring their own bikes or rent from Mt. Van Hoevenberg. All bike rentals include helmets as part of the rental package, and guests can choose from one of the following bike sizes: 27.5+, 24+ or 20+. Please note we do not have bike rentals available for ages 6 & under.