Biathlon Bears

“Biathlon Bears” is a nationally developed introductory program intended to provide an initial exposure to the fun sport which adds a precision shooting element to a young Nordic skier’s activities. This is an ideal starting place for young athletes that already possess basic Nordic skate- skiing skills and would like to learn about biathlon either competitively or recreationally, in a fun, supportive, and inclusive environment.

The aim of the Trailblazers organization is to develop competent technical skiers and well balanced athletes. Our Head Coach oversees a number of other qualified coaches who deliver training programs to the athletes.


This is an entry level program for athletes who have graduated from the Jack Rabbits Nordic-skiing program or have demonstrated ski skills and show an interest in learning how to add a precision shooting component to their skill sets in a fun and friendly environment. In this program, athletes will focus on effective prone positioning, precision shooting skills, and combination shooting skills using a pump-action air rifle. Ski training will be delivered through participation in the Track Attack Nordic ski program. Range training will be delivered as a separate session at the end of each skiing phase.

Coaching Objectives

  • Guide the athletes, involve the parents, and mentor new prospective coaches
  • Develop skills and talents necessary to graduate athletes to further levels
  • of personal success
  • Allow appropriate challenges to generate individual growth

Program Expectations

  • provide opportunity for athletes to develop and be true to their goals
  • be an active part of the ski and biathlon sport communities at the local
  • level
  • provide quality mentorship to all levels of the HTB ski and biathlon
  • programs

HTB Biathlon Bears Athlete Expectations

  • be a positive influence to the program
  • be honest with your efforts and generous with your spirit
  • respect your teammates and their time

Athlete Equipment Requirements

1. 1 pair skate skis

2. 1 pair classic training skis for use in all conditions

3. poles with lengths as suggested by the coach for skate and classic

Program Fees

COST: $350

$50 Ammunition & Equipment Fee

$30 Biathlon Ontario and Biathlon Canada Recreational Athlete Membership Required

*Trail passes - valid only during the weekly sessions - are included in Jackrabbit, Bunnies, Chipmunks, Track Attack and Biathlon Bears fees. If registrants ski at other times, they will need a season or day pass.


STARTS: January

ENDS: March

Saturdays 10:00-12:00 (Track Attack Nordic ski training) and Saturdays 1:00-2:00 (range training)