Biathlon facilities in Obertilliach, © Tirol Werbung/Bert Heinzlmeier
Biathlon facilities in Obertilliach, © Tirol Werbung/Bert Heinzlmeier

Be a Biathlete

Discover the sport of biathlon—it’ll hook you right from the start! Take a cross country ski lesson with experienced instructors and then head out to the range and, under careful supervision, take aim at understanding this unique sport. Biathlon will get your heart racing—you will feel the rush as you try to line up a target.

Ski fast, shoot straight: That’s what the competitive spirit of biathlon is all about. In a test of speed and skill, the dual winter sport combines the exhilaration of cross-country skiing with the marksmanship of target shooting. Experience the exhilarating sport for yourself with one of our unique biathlon programs this winter. Come out and see how you do. It's worth a shot.

Attend a biathlon program at Tirol’s Nordic Centers of Hochfilzen, Obertilliach, Seefeld and Erpfendorf near St Johann: Classes are held regularly and cover basic biathlon and cross country skiing techniques. You will be provided with highly accurate, competition-style rifles.

Experience Biathlon

  • Biathlon clinics are offered at the Cross Country Academy in Seefeld from mid-December through late March, Thursdays or Fridays from 12:00 noon to 2:00pm. Advanced biathletes can improve their shooting at the rifle range on Saturdays from 12:00 noon to 2:00pm. Adults (ages 15 and older) are provided with real, competition-style .22 caliber rifles; children (must be taller than 140cm/4'7'') will use air rifles.
    Tickets are available from the Cross Country Academy Office at Seekirchl in Seefeld or make an online reservation at
  • The Nordic Ski & Biathlon Center in Obertilliach is another training facility designed for both elite and recreational biathletes. Head to the rifle range and sharpen your aim on Wednesdays at 1:00pm. At the Stadium and Sports Complex, you can watch people do incredible things, or you can do them yourself.
    Reservations are required in advance, please call +43.664 4365 221 or send an email to
  • Each Wednesday from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, you can experience being a biathlete at the Kirchdorf Biathlon CenterNo reservations required; the program is free to holders of a Kitzbühel Alps St. Johann in Tirol Region Guest Card.
  • Learn about biathlon each Thursday and Friday from 10:00am to 2:00pm at “Sinus” Cross Country Ski School in St. Ulrich am Pillersee. Take aim at understanding this unique sport with air rifles.
    Reservations are required in advance, please call +43.664.3512110 or send an email to

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