Biathlon

We are excited for some exciting improvements to the biathlon range! Come down to the bottom of the hill and see our new trails, wider range, biathlon chalet, and a dedicated penalty loop.

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, 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 to 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.

2021-2022 Schedule of Events

Date - Location - Event*

31 October 2021: NoSno Biathlon - Green Bay, WI -- Trail run or Mountain Bike before the snow flies. See link for registration and information (Novice and  Redbook certified events).

21-28 November 2021: West Yellowstone Camp

5 December 2021: Minnesota Cup #1 - Mt. Itasca, MN 

11-12th December 2021: Regional Race #1 & #2 - Mt. Itasca, MN

19th December 2021: Wisconsin Cup #1 - Blackhawk, WI

26th Dec - 1 Jan 2022: Youth & Junior Trials - Soldier Hollow, UT

9th Jan 2022: Wisconsin Cup #2 - Green Bay, WI

15-16th Jan 2022: Regional Race #3 & #4; Wisconsin Cup #3 & #4 - Blackhawk, WI

23rd Jan 2022: Wisconsin Cup #5 - McMiller, WI

29-30th Jan 2022: Regional Race #5 & #6

6th Feb 2022: Wisconsin Cup #6 - McMiller, WI

13th Feb 2022: Wisconsin Cup #7 - Green Bay, WI

23-27th Feb 2022: American Birkebeiner - Hayward, WI

23 Feb - 3 March 2022: Youth and Junior Worlds - Soldier Hollow, UT

5th March 2022: Wisconsin Cup #8 - Blackhawk, WI

12-13th March 2022: Regional Races #7 & #8 - Mt. Itasca, MN

24-28th March 2022: USBA Nationals - Lake Placid, NY

*Race dates and location are subject to change based on snow and weather conditions. Confirm race details posted by the host biathlon club.

Practices

Beginning November 3rd, adult biathlon practices will be held on Wednesday evenings at 7-830 pm, weather permitting. Adult participants are expected to have their own skis, rifle, and ammunition. We hope to have a few club rifles available for new members. 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 red book certification is also required. Additional safety clinics may be offered during the season but we encourage you to take the first clinic available as you may need to travel to other parts of the state to complete your red book if you miss the annual Blackhawk certification class. Watch the USBA memberships are from $15 to $75 and are available at: https://www.teamusa.org/us-biathlon/membership/join-usba-online

Blackhawk Youth Biathlon Program

Please visit the Youth Biathlon page for more information.