OLYMPIC BIATHLON EXPERIENCE
Winter or Summer, discover the thrill and challenge of Biathlon on the 2002 Olympic Range.
As an “aspiring Olympian,” participants are coached by our professional staff as they learn to shoot with precision rifles that are similar to equipment used during the Olympic Games.
After a safety briefing, instructional range orientation, and time for practice, participants engage in a mini fun competition set up for the group. During the winter you will either ski or snowshoe and in the summer choose running or biking. The biathlon course will raise heart rates and give participants a sense of authentic biathlon competition. Participants are challenged to hit all FIVE targets!
The experience culminates with each newly crowned biathlete being awarded a certificate suitable for framing. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind Olympic experience! Contact us for schedules and availability.
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Soldier Hollow’s Biathlon Experience is designed for all participant levels.
Choose from the following three package options:
Discover why biathlon is the most popular winter sport in Europe! The Gold experience gets you as close to Olympic Biathlon glory as possible without training full-time for multiple years. Join our knowledgeable staff for expert coaching, an in-depth history of biathlon, use of Olympic caliber .22 rifles, and a choice of either mountain bikes/helmets, ski equipment, snowshoes, or running (depending on the season). After getting comfortable with shooting, get your heart rate up with a mini competition where you will feel the excitement of shooting under pressure and trying to hit all five targets. Finish the session with photo ops on the Olympic range (remember to bring a camera!) and an Official Soldier Hollow Awards Certificate. Two-hour session. Minimum two individuals. Ages 10+. $195/person plus taxes & gratuity. The Gold experience includes a SoHo day trail pass and equipment rentals.
Up the ante by moving to the 50-meter range and picking up an Olympic .22 caliber rifle with oversight from our on-site coaches. You will get marksmanship tips during practice and follow with a mini competition to try your hand at shooting with an elevated heart rate. Complete the experience with group photo ops (don’t forget your camera!) and an Official Soldier Hollow Awards Certificate. 60 minutes. Minimum two individuals. Ages 10+. $125/person plus taxes & gratuity. The Silver Biathlon Experience includes a SoHo day trail pass and equipment rentals.
This experience will give you a taste of Biathlon competition. Join us for coaching and German air-rifle use at the Paralympic 10-meter (30 foot) range. Included is a mini competition, SoHo day trail pass and an Official Soldier Hollow Awards Certificate. Bring a camera to capture photo ops on the Olympic range. 60 minutes. Minimum two individuals. Ages 8+. $75/person plus taxes & gratuity.
From The New York Times, Dec. 2007: Of the many sports that haven’t captivated Americans, few baffle like the biathlon, a combination of Nordic skiing (or biking in the summertime) and gunplay. One reason we haven’t embraced it is that there are few places to try it. At (Soldier Hollow in Midway, UT) amateurs can try it out. It was the venue for the 2002 Olympics cross country skiing and biathlon and is about a 25 minute drive south of Park City. No experience is necessary. Programs range from one hour introductions to… all-day gear rentals for groomed trails (for bicycles in the summertime)…”