To help us best match you with a training session, please complete our . We use information from our survey to organize our instruction and match athletes with others of the same ability and interests. This first step helps us keep our training sessions productive and fun. Should our current class for your ability level be full, completing the survey is your best way of reserving a spot in our next one!
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Biathlon Alaska Sessions
Returning Juniors and Adults (With Coach Approval):
Fees: $350, second family member $250.
Wednesdays 6:30-8 pm: Jan. 6,13, 20, 27. Feb. 3,10, 17, 24. Mar. 3
Sundays 2-3:15 pm: Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31. Feb.14, 21.
Sundays 4-5:30 pm: Feb. 7, 28.
Beginning Juniors and Adults:
Thanks for your patience in waiting for our latest openings. COVID considerations as well as coach, and range scheduling have made expanding our program a challenge this season. We've found schedule openings though and these sessions will be conducted entirely outdoors following mask and social distancing guidelines. All equipment will be disinfected before and after we use it to best assure a safe experience. In addition to the standard memberships we require with the United States Biathlon Association and the Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage, participants will complete a user tracing and symptom accounting forms before each opening as well as releases as required by NSAA and Biathlon Alaska.
These sessions are for adult and younger skiers interested in learning biathlon and taking part in local races this winter.
While we have accepted adults with a variety of levels of skiing experience, we require minors to be members of a school team, a training group such as ANR, APU, or AWS, or be a HAWK level skier with AJNL and able to provide a coach's contact information for reference regarding maturity and skate skiing ability. Please let us know your most recent race result if you've participated as well. You can respond to these questions on our athlete survey. Links to the survey are on our website at .
The class will cover biathlon rifle handling fundamentals and ski conditioning as applied to beginner and intermediate biathletes. Participants should expect to not only work hard on their shooting but also be enthusiastic skiers as well as cooperative and disciplined team members. Focused and courteous behavior is expected of all our participants on the range. Participation in our spring break camp is included in our winter program this season.
Tuesdays 6-7:15 pm: Jan. 5,12,19, 26. Feb. 2,9, 16, 23
Sundays 3:30-4:45 pm: Jan.10, 17, 24, 31. Feb. 14, 21.
Mon-Wed 2-4 pm: March 8-10 Spring Break Camp
To take part in our training sessions, athletes must have successfully completed the Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage Biathlon Range Safety class, have a current United States Biathlon Association competition license, and to train on the range and/ or use an NSAA biathlon rifle, be a member of NSAA and have purchased for the 2020-21 season a NSAA Biathlon Range membership.
Additional costs such as purchasing a shooting cuff (available through Biathlon Alaska or NSAA) and standard velocity match grade .22 ammunition will also be accrued. There is currently a nationwide shortage of ammunition and we may have to ask that participants provide their own this winter.
Respond to this email by January 4th to reserve a place in the session. Space is limited based on our need to maintain safe and productive athlete/ coach ratios. See the NSAA website for information on upcoming range safety classes and membership information.
Please contact me if you have any questions and we'll see you at the range.
Tom and the Biathlon Alaska family.
Need scholarships, private, and individual sessions are available as resources allow. Contact for more information.
Please make check payable to Summer Air Services or Tom Grenier. A completed Biathlon Alaska Liability Release form must be provided before training unless already on file.