The biathlon program at Blackhawk Ski Club has grown from a small group of participants to the leader in expanding biathlon opportunities to youth and adults in Wisconsin and surrounding States. Recent events have included races, shooting and safety clinics, and helping biathlon programs get started in Green Bay, Hayward and Iola.

The Blackhawk biathlon area is open to club members when participating in practices, involved in introduction to biathlon sessions or races. The 50-meter biathlon area includes lighting for evening practices and is connected to the man-made snow network of trails. Club members interested in use of the 50-meter shooting area need prior biathlon safety certification or be involved in an organized club biathlon activity.

The use of the Blackhawk biathlon area and equipment is restricted to biathlon practice and races in the presence of an authorized Blackhawk Ski Club Range Marshal. No free shooting or non-biathlon shooting is allowed at Blackhawk Ski Club.

If you are interested in helping with the biathlon activities, construction and maintenance of the shooting area and trails, or you want to try biathlon, please send us an email.

2020-2021 Schedule of Events

Date - Location - Event

December 5th and 6th: Mt. Itasca - MN Cup #1&2 EVENT POSTPONED

December 13th: Mt. Itasca - MN Cup #3

December 20th: Blackhawk - WI Cup #1

January 10th: Green Bay - WI Cup #2

January 16th and 17th: Blackhawk - MN Cup #4&5

January 23rd: McMiller - WI Cup #3 

January 24th: Elk River - MN Cup #6

February 6th and 7th: McMiller - WI Cup #4

February 14th: Duluth - MN Cup #7

February 14th: Green Bay - WI Cup #5

February 27th and 28th: Birkie Weekend

March 6th: Elk River - MN Cup #8

March 7th: Blackhawk - WI Cup #6


Adult biathlon practices are held on Wednesday evenings. Adult participants are expected to have their own skis, rifle and ammunition.  Adults must be “red book” safety certified and a Blackhawk Ski Club member to participate in any adult practice at Blackhawk.

USBA Certification

USBA membership is required to participate in practices and races at Blackhawk. To participate in races or adult practices, USBA safety certification is required. Biathlon Safety Clinics are typically offered in December and April. Watch the Blackhawk calendar of events for the next scheduled safety clinic. USBA memberships are from $15 to $75 and are available at:

Blackhawk Youth Biathlon Program

Please visit the Youth Biathlon page for more information