The word biathlon is from the Greek word meaning “two tests”. The sport of biathlon combines the endurance, speed and skill of cross-country skiing with the concentration of precision rifle shooting, confronting athletes with a very demanding overall physical and mental challenge. This exciting combination of endurance and focus is precisely what makes this sport so fun and rewarding.

Our full-spectrum of biathlon programs follow the Long-Term Athlete Development principles developed by Sport Canada. Athletes participating in Biathlon programs must be registered members of Biathlon Ontario for insurance purposes. An additional equipment fee for rifles and ammunition is charged for Biathlon athletes.

Please click on the program names below to link to more details on each program.


This is an entry level program for athletes who have graduated from the Ski Skills Development Program. Recommended for athletes aged 10-14.


Highlands Trailblazers Biathlon Racing Development Program is comprised of athletes who are eager to compete at the local and divisional level, have the desire to compete at the provincial championships, and who focus on training and learning.

Level 6 Air RifleFocus on race process and refining prone cuff. Athletes are expected to compete at local and some provincial cross country and biathlon events.

Level 7 .22Biathlete interested in training and competing at the local and provincial level – 3 Summer training camps included. Requires PAL.

Level 8 – .22Biathlete interested in training for the full year and competing at inter-provincial and aspiring to excel at the national Level. 4 summer training camps included. Requires PAL.


20+ open level. Range training with supervision.



  • A Biathlon Ontario and Biathlon Canada Recreational Athlete Membership Required
  • Individual Biathlon Canada Registration will be available via
  • Highlands Nordic Season passes – required for Level 6 to 8. Level 5 – valid only during the weekly sessions – included in Bears Air Rifle fees. If registrants ski at other times, they will need a season or day pass.
  • Note: Highlands Nordic is separate from the Highlands Trailblazers although they work closely together. For information on seasons passes, trail passes, seasonal leases, rentals and ProShop please click here


Please review the details of the service hours program for parents and athletes.