The Whistler Biathlon Society offers group biathlon lessons for all levels and abilities. From introductory sessions for brand new participants, to to privately coached sessions for experienced groups of athletes, the Whistler Biathlon Society can organize a group lesson tailored to your desires and expectations.
Our lessons use real .22 calibre rifles and are facilitated by certified biathlon coaches. The standard group lesson plan includes a rifle safety and biathlon range orientation, target shooting instruction, and fun biathlon games and races. Customized lessons can be arranged upon request.
No prior biathlon or shooting experience is required. For winter lessons some prior skiing experience (classic or skate) is required. For summer lessons participants can bike or run.
Our group biathlon lessons are for ages 9 and up.
Times, Dates and Booking
We offer two standard lessons:
2-hour lesson: a focused lesson that will cover the basics of biathlon and get you started in this great sport. Recommended for people who have little or no biathlon experience and want to give it a try under the guidance of an experienced coach. Usually offered from 10:00-12:00 or 13:00-15:00.
5-hour lesson: an in-depth and comprehensive lesson. Recommended for people who are interested in getting involved in biathlon and are looking for a jump start. Usually offered from 10:00-15:00.
In addition to our standard format lesson we can tailor an experience to the needs of your group whether it be a shorter lesson or a series of lessons, or whether you want to combine the lesson with running, biking or roller skiing.
To obtain a quote for a custom lesson or to inquire about available dates, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We generally require at least 2 weeks prior notice to facilitate a group lesson, with the more notice the better for special requests or groups of over 10 people.
- 2-hour lesson: $75 per person
- 5-hour lesson: $150 per person
The lesson fees includes rifle and ammunition. If winter trail passes for lessons at Whistler Olympic Park are required, they must be purchased separately.
For a quote on a customized lesson please contact email@example.com.
What to Bring
Biathlon equipment (rifle, ammunition, etc.) and trail passes are provided. Bring appropriate active wear for the weather and conditions of the day as well as water, snacks, and sunglasses/sunscreen as appropriate.
Participants in our winter biathlon lessons must provide their own skate skis, boots and poles. Biathlon-specific equipment will be provided for new participants.
Participants in our summer lessons can roller ski, bike or run, but bring runners in either case. A hat, sunscreen and bug spray are recommended depending on the conditions. Biathlon-specific equipment will be provided for new participants.
Where are the Lessons?
Group lessons can be arranged at Whistler Olympic Park or the Squamish Legacy Sports Park. For private coaching outside of these locations please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.