Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation is actively making improvements to the biathlon infrastructure at Soldier Hollow. We recently completed a pedestrian tunnel for direct access under the ski tracks to the range. Soldier Hollow again holds an A-license from the International Biathlon Union (IBU). Other venue upgrades are underway in the coming year. In addition to venue upgrades Soldier Hollow is expanding its public and corporate biathlon offerings while simultaneously adding Team SoHo: Biathlon to support biathlete development in the region.
Team SoHo: Biathlon – Beginning in Spring 2017 Soldier Hollow will launch a biathlon team made up of athletes from Wasatch front and back communities. Because biathlon combines Nordic skiing with precision riflery, membership in an area Nordic program is required. Team SoHo Nordic athletes will be exposed to biathlon during the course of their normal training schedule and athletes from other Nordic programs can opt into age appropriate Biathlon Flex programs.
The summer session will run from May 16th – August 18th with the following groups and schedules. To register, contact head coach Zach Hall by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Training opportunities – Soldier Hollow offers Biathlon teams the ability to train year-round at an Olympic Legacy venue. The venue sits at an elevation of 5600ft (1700m). Onsite are several kilometers of Olympic caliber rollerski trails plus many more kilometers of running and single track trails that link back to the 30-point biathlon stadium. The venue connects directly into many miles more of excellent rollerskiing and road biking on local roadways plus there is easy access to a wealth of world class mountain biking trails. Within a 10 to 30-minute drive of the venue, multiple long rollerski routes are available on flat to steep and winding country roads. Three gyms are available in nearby Heber City for strength workouts. The US Biathlon Team has used SoHo for their annual fall altitude camp for many years and other regional teams visit periodically for camps and racing.
Housing – The Heber Valley has multiple offerings for housing your team. Pick from a strong inventory of chain hotels, boutique hotels, B&B’s, and private house rentals.
Grocery & Dining – Options for dining out span the gamut from local hole-in-the-wall Mexican to fine dining. Several grocery stores are available in Heber City and Midway.
Activities – Heber City, Midway, and nearby Park City offer a wide range of activities for off days, including movies, shopping, zip-lines, swimming, fly fishing, museums, and much more.
Snowmaking – With favorable weather conditions our experienced snowmaking and grooming crew generally is able to provide a training surface from mid-December through the middle of March.
Getting to Soldier Hollow – We are an easy 1-hour highway drive from Salt Lake City International Airport. Most major domestic carriers fly into SLC and there are several direct flights from European and Asian cities with more coming on-line soon.
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