Discover Biathlon at Mt. Van Hoevenberg

It began, they say, more than a century ago as a training exercise for Norwegian soldiers, which goes a long way toward explaining how cross-country skiing and riflery met. The result is the biathlon, the only sport that involves ski wax and bullets. And this is one of the few places you can learn about it and experience being a biathlete!

For the most up to date info on Mt Van Hoevenberg operations, please visit our Daily Update page.
Daily Update

Attractions & ActivitiesSchedule Late FallAdult 13+Junior
Bobsled Experience
9+ 52" or taller
Open Dec 22-23
& Dec 26-Jan 1
Climbing Center
belay, boulder, traverse
12:00 am - 5:00 pm
per hour
per hour
Olympic Legacy Tour
bus & walking
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
On the Hour
HikingOpen Daily
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
For the most up to date info on Mt Van Hoevenberg operations, visit our Daily Update page. Reservations are strongly recommended.

The Discover Biathlon includes the following:

  • Biathlon Instruction
  • Multiple Runs rounds of target practice
  • 30-minute Professional Instruction

Tickets for the Discover Biathlon are time- and date-specific. Each session can accommodate several participants at the same time. Please review our activity requirements tab in advance of your ticket purchase. Plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early for check-in.

Biathlon tickets may be purchased for up to six people in a single order. If you are looking to purchase tickets for more than six people and/or for multiple households, you’ll need to make separate purchases (one per household, up to 6 people total), or feel free to complete our Reservation Request Form.



During the winter season, take an in-depth look at this sport that combines freestyle skiing and rifle marksmanship. Take a ski lesson to start the program or just join us on the range to zero in your shooting skills.

Your experience includes:

  • Introductory video on the sport of Biathlon
  • 1-Day Trail Pass & Rentals
  • 1-hour PSIA Ski Lesson
  • Professional instruction on the Olympic Biathlon Range at Mt. Van Hoevenberg

Visiting in the summer?

In the summer months, obviously you can’t ski the trails without snow, but you can still experience the thrill of lining up a target with our Be a Biathlete and Bike and Biathlon programs!