Summer Biathlon

Take aim at the Olympic Biathlon Range and shoot a real biathlon rifle at the same place where biathlon legends like Ole Einar Bjørndalen and Magdalena Neuner celebrated their victories. With guidance from a qualified instructor, you will learn about the sport of biathlon, test your marksmanship and skill with a traditional biathlon rifle and feel like an Olympian! After your target training, head out on the trails and discover Whistler Olympic Park's beauty and history on a self-interpretive walking tour!

 

Experience Biathlon

 Activity Information

  • Summer Biathlon will be available again in Summer 2017
  • Cost is $10 (tax included) per person
    (upon entering the Park with your car you will receive one $5 coupon that can be redeemed for the Biathlon Experience).
  • Additional ammunition clips (5 rounds) are $5 (tax included)
  • Minimum age for summer biathlon is ages 8 & up. No prior biathlon experience is required.
  • Advance booking is not required. Groups bigger than 10 people are advised to call our Guest Services team in advance to secure their biathlon slot: 604-964-0060)
  • Activity duration is 10-15 minutes per person, depending on how busy the range is
  • For more information, contact us (email or phone: 604-964-0060)
  • Activity Location: Whistler Olympic Park, 5 Callaghan Valley Road, Whistler BC, V0N1B8. How to get here

 

Park Entry Hours & Fee

  • The Park is now CLOSED for the summer season 2016 (in the summer months (early July until early September), Whistler Olympic Park is open 7 days a week from 10:00am - 4:30pm daily)
  • Park access is $5 per vehicle (tax included). This fee helps us maintain the venue for the benefit of local, national and international Nordic athletes for summer and winter training
  • Entry fee includes a $5 coupon for "Experience Biathlon"
  • Free park entry for 2015-16 season pass holders & non-motorized vehicles
  • Park closes and gates locked every day at 4:30 pm

 

Other Summer Activities at Whistler Olympic Park

Electric Assist Fat Bike Rental

Discover Whistler Olympic Park’s beauty on an electric assist fat tire bike! The easy to operate bikes are ideal for cruising the designated bike routes on the existing ski trails (easy to intermediate/advanced trails available), and the electric assist feature lets you climb hills with ease and enjoy this Olympic landmark. More information here

Self-Guided Interpretive Tour & Ski Jump Hiking Trail

Begin your self-guided tour of Whistler Olympic Park at either the Day Lodge, Biathlon Stadium or Ski Jumps and learn about the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games on the information boards. Enjoy the pathways and trails either on foot, with a stroller or on a bicycle. There are lots of photo opportunities along the way; the Paralympic clock countdown to PyeongChang 2018 and Olympic Rings in the Cross Country and Biathlon Stadiums await you (easy hike, 45 -50 minutes).
If you are up for a more demanding hike, take the Ski Jump Hiking Trail up to the top of the Large Hill and enjoy the view from up there (3 km hike, intermediate, 1.25 to 1.5 hours)! Please stay off all Ski Jump and chairlift structures and hills and cliffs surrounding the ski jumps. Please be aware that some paths are gravel with loose rocks, so appropriate footwear is advised. Maps are available at the Biathlon Range/Snack Shack.

First Nations Art at Whistler Olympic Park

Whistler Olympic Park was blessed on the lead up to the Olympics by numerous First Nations artists who were commissioned by VANOC to create a lasting art legacy for the Park. Within the Park we have five official Olympic pieces and two others that were added afterwards for a total of seven carvings and tapestries that we are proud of being entrusted as their caretakers. Ask our staff for viewing directions.

Snack Shack & Gift Shop

Fuel up before or after your exploration of the park! Hot and cold beverages along with sweet and salty snacks available for purchase at the Biathlon Stadium. Whistler Olympic Park merchandise is also available; get your souvenir sweatshirt, technical t-shirt, bear bell, water bottle and much more.  Public washrooms and water fountain available at the Biathlon parking lot level.

Bring your bike, roller skis or roller skates

Feel free to bring your rollerblades or rollerskis to explore our extensive six kilometre paved trail system or bring your bike and go for a ride. Bike or roll alongside Nordic athletes that are training hard to succeed in the winter season. Check in at the Biathlon Range to get updates from our Guest Services team on which trails you can use.

 

Wildlife/Bear Aware & Safety:

Do not disturb wildlife, stay away if you encounter a Bear & do not feed Wildlife! Read more important information on wildlife/bear interactions at Whistler Olympic Park and general safety advise here.