Biathlon is one of the world’s most popular and grueling sports, combining the rigors of cross-country skiing with the art of marksmanship. Leveraging combined athletic ability and extreme focus and control, competitors must complete intense ski-racing laps and bring down five shooting targets per round, from 50 meters away. Each miss has time or distance penalties, making it even more important to mesh athletic ability with extreme focus and control. Biathlon events will be held at Mt. Van Hoevenberg.

This event is a time trial, with athletes starting in 30-second intervals and competing for the best finish time. There are four rounds of shooting at five circular targets, alternating between standing and prone positions.


The Sprint follows the same format as the Individual, but with shorter distances and only two rounds of shooting.


Biathletes begin this race separated by their order and time intervals of finish in the Sprint. The first to cross the finish line wins.


One of the exciting starts in winter sports, the 30 fastest Sprinters start on the same line, and complete five lap and shooting rounds. The first over the finish line wins.

Mass Start

One woman/one man teams race in the relay, with each athlete completing multiple laps and two shooting stages.

Single Mixed Relay

About The Venue

Skiers outside the lodge at the Mount Van Hoevenberg nordic skiing center

Mt. Van Hoevenberg

Mt. Van Hoevenberg combines outdoor recreation with Lake Placid’s Olympic legacy. The sliding center boasts a world-class combined skeleton and bobsled track while the Nordic center offers 4km of World Championship rated trails and 50km of additional cross country skiing trails. Plus, the new Mountain Pass Lodge offers a restaurant, retail shopping, equipment rentals, and more.