be a biathlete

be a biathlete

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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 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!

In the summer months, obviously you can't ski the trails without snow, but you can get heart racing—the idea being 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! Save 20% on Be a Biathlete with your Olympic Sites Passport.

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Reservations recommended, but walk-ins are welcome as well. Tickets may be purchased on site at the Biathlon Lodge. For further information or reservations, please call (518) 523-2811 or email us at oscreservations@orda.org. Groups of 20 or more should contact oscreservations@orda.org for special pricing info.

Be a Biathlete will not be available on the following dates:

  • Sunday, July 28 for Ironman
  • Sunday, September 8 for Ironman 70.3
June 29 - September 2 | Wednesday - Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm Hourly
September 7 - October 14 | Saturday - Sunday (open Columbus Day)
9:00 am - 4:00 pm Hourly
Times and dates are subject to change.
Adult/Junior/Senior: $22
Adult: 13+ | Junior: 7-12 | Save 20% with your Olympic Sites Passport
Host of fantastic cross country skiing and snowshoeing on world-class groomed trails, and authentic cozy lodges for the perfect warm-up after your ski.
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Feel the rush of a biathlete as you test your marksmanship skills at the Mt. Van Hoevenberg Cross Country and Biathlon Center.
9:00 am - 4:00 pm Hourly
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Feel the rush of a biathlete as you test your marksmanship skills at the Mt. Van Hoevenberg Cross Country and Biathlon Center.
9:00 am - 4:00 pm Hourly
Friday, July 26, 2019
Feel the rush of a biathlete as you test your marksmanship skills at the Mt. Van Hoevenberg Cross Country and Biathlon Center.
9:00 am - 4:00 pm Hourly
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Feel the rush of a biathlete as you test your marksmanship skills at the Mt. Van Hoevenberg Cross Country and Biathlon Center.
9:00 am - 4:00 pm Hourly
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Feel the rush of a biathlete as you test your marksmanship skills at the Mt. Van Hoevenberg Cross Country and Biathlon Center.
9:00 am - 4:00 pm Hourly