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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

Overview

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.

Attractions & ActivitiesWinterAdult 13+Junior

Winter

Nordic Center
55 km of trails
Daily
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ad $32
Tn Sr $28
Jr $24
6 & under $6
Discover Cross Country
lesson & ski rental
Daily
9:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm
$65
$65
Discover Biathlon
lesson & ski rental
Daily
9:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm
$95$95
Snowshoeing
lesson & snowshoe rental
Daily
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
as conditions allow
Ad $32
Tn Sr $28
Jr $24
6 & under $6

Year Round

Climbing Center
belay, boulder, traverse
Daily
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$15
per hour
$10
per hour
Olympic Legacy Tour
included w/ Passport
Wed-Sun
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
On the Hour
$15$10
Legacy Sites Passport
Mt Van Hoevenberg Legacy Tour, Olympic Jumping Complex Skyride, Whiteface Gondola
On Sale Now$59$49
Hiking
Mt Van Hoevenberg Trail
Daily
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
freefree

Holiday

Bobsled Experience
9+ 52" or taller
Canceled$125$125
Skeleton Experience
9+ 52" or taller
Holiday Only
Dec 22-23
& Dec 26-31
Jan 13-15
Feb 17-25
$75$75
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.

FOR LARGER GROUPS of 7 OR MORE
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.

Reservation

 

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!