Biathlon – U16 & U18


FOCUS: Training and racing

A complete year-round training and racing program for youth aged 14 and older who have completed the U14 program or reached a comparable level of skiing/biathlon and training.

There are two streams available for this program (full details on chart here).

MULTI: This program provides athletes the opportunity to develop their physical conditioning, ski technique, (biathlon shooting) in a training and racing environment. Team training on average 3x per week and support at up to 15 races a year. This is the perfect option if you have other sport or school commitments throughout the year making training 6 days a week unattainable. 

PRIMO: This program is designed for athletes that have chosen xc skiing or biathlon as a main sport.  All the aspects of the multi program plus more.  Team training on average 4x per week and supported at all races that are appropriate for development.  Expectations around attendance, consistently logging training, using a properly functioning heart rate monitor, and training on average 2x per week outside of team training.

U18 Primo Athletes can also apply to become a member of the Team Trail Sports Development team. This add-on program is for U18 Primo athletes (and older), that are wanting to dedicate extra efforts in certain areas of their development to help them reach higher levels in cross country or biathlon. Link to apply HERE.

Special events and camps offered throughout the year for an additional fee. The U16 & U18 Racing Team travels and competes at the Nationals, Canada Cups, National Team Trials (when applicable), Western Canadian Championships, Alberta Cup Series, and the Calforex Cup Series.


DATES: Year-round, starts May 1st

TIMES: After school and weekends.  Morning sessions during the summer.

Program Fee: $2275 (Multi), $2835 (Primo)
Canmore Nordic Membership: $20
Cross Country Alberta & Nordiq Canada Insurance Coverage: $22
Biathlon Alberta and Canada Insurance Coverage (cost differs by age)
Waxing deposit: $200
BWTC gym pass
Rifle and ammunition
Expenses at camps/races

Stuart Harden, Competition Coaching Development Certified
Additional coach TBD

RESOURCE: Biathlon Canada Long Term Athlete Development Model

PROGRAM COORDINATOR: Kimberly Anderson at


PROGRAM INFO CHART: U16 & U18 Streams for 2023-24

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