Experience the thrill and challenge of biathlon, combining cross-country skiing with rifle marksmanship, as part of the 11th Pillerseetal Valley Folk Biathlon in March 2020.
Biathlon is a sport in which participants combine cross-country skiing with rifle marksmanship. In competition, biathlon is performed using skate technique and 22 calibre rifles. Athletes or participants skate a short ski loop, fire 5 rounds at the biathlon target and head off again around the ski loop. There are various formats but the ultimate goal is to ski fast and shoot straight. In this special event, competitors must tackle a 2-kilometer ski loop twice. The Pillerseetal Valley Folk Biathlon features primers and training on Saturday, March 07, 2020 and women’s and men’s singles, mixed and team events on Sunday, March 08, 2020. Races start at 10:00am. Entertainment and food and drink will be provided for.