Ages: 19+

Masters Biathlon



The Masters Biathlon Program offers a diverse range of programming options for new shooters through experienced race competitors. This program is designed for participants with strong skiing skills that can take those talents to the mat and apply them to the sport of biathlon.  The focus is on technical skill development, speed and accuracy control as well as ski transition in and out of the range.

Biathlon is a competitive sport. Race participation is strongly encouraged but not necessary. We encourage you to participate in regional and provincial races with our team when permissible to develop your skiing and shooting skills.

Sovereign Masters Biathlon promotes the joy of skiing, shooting, building friendships, and adding to one’s skiing skills in a fun social group setting while working hard.

Coordinated by our Biathlon Lead Coach, this program aims to provide a space for quality learning and technical skill development. This program is not for beginner skiers who should be comfortable skiing most green and blue trails at Sovereign Lake as training sessions will lead to many different areas of the trail network, including some downhill-specific training sessions.

Is this sounding like it is a bit outside of your abilities? We offer a Masters XC Program as well as Intro to Skiing Packages for new skiers through our Day Lodge.




This program runs 1-2 times per week, as indicated on the Masters Calendar. All participants must also have a 2022-23 Season Pass in order to have access to SLNC Programming. See the Schedule section for more details.

Cost: $200 per person, plus your season pass registration fee. All participants must also be members of the Masters XC Ski Program (at minimum) to participate in the Biathlon Program.

Additional Costs: Rifle Rental $200 / Ammo Purchase Available

Program Limit: 10 participants


Practices and competitions require many volunteers to help run on time and successfully.  As a parent of a biathlete you are required to volunteer at Biathlon practices and SLNC Biathlon competitions. Ed Buerfeind – RSO, Equipment inventory, orientation & intro shooting coach Kerry Van Sickle – Officials & Competition Lead Volunteer Coaches: Glen Stiven, Alex Lane, Phil Holmes-Peter, Laura Bot Avalon Richter- Lead coach for Bears


Annik Levesque- Head Coach for training and competitions Our Head Coach is assisted by a team of volunteer coaches trained or certified under the new NCCP system and Biathlon Canada’s coaching program.


Lynn Algra- Administrator: recruitment, programming, facility/user groups, cadet liaison

Biathlon BC:

Biathlon BC Competition Schedule:
Biathlon Canada:

* Individual athletes are responsible for additional costs and fees including (but not limited to):

  • Personal equipment
  • Personal wax
  • Team clothing
  • Training camp fees
  • Fitness Testing fees
  • Gym fees
  • Race licence(s): CCBC, BiBC
  • Race entries
  • Race/Event Trip fees (travel, accommodation, meals)

Program Details pending review. Registration Launches July 20th, 2022

Training Schedule

Age 19+
Dates Dec 4 – Mar 12
Ski Sessions Follow Masters XC or HP training Schedule
Shooting Frequency 1x/week
Shooting Sessions Sat 9:00-11:00
Ammo/Rifle Not Included*
Pricing worksheet
XC Fee XC $100 | HP $500
Biathlon Fee $150**
Ammo Not Included
Rifle Not included ($200 rental)
Total Price XC (non race focus) $250 | High Performance (race focused) $650

Above schedule is for on snow training.

*Ammo Fee: $375 (3,500 rounds);  Rifle Rental: $200 for the season

**Individual Membership to Biathlon Canada is additional and is required.

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Please note that all program registrations close on October 31, if you are requiring a late registration please contact [email protected]