Vancouver Island Biathlon Club
The Vancouver Island Biathlon Club is based in the beautiful nordic ski area of Mount Washington Alpine Resort near Courtenay, BC. Mount Washington has over 55 km of groomed trails that cover a variety of terrain, much of it in, or overlooking spectacular Strathcona Provincial Park. Our club boasts one of the best, fully-automated ranges on Vancouver Island with 26 shooting lanes. The club hut, located in close proximity to the range provides a heated place to warm up, watch over the range and spend time with other club members.
The Vancouver Island Biathlon Club is not only about promoting and supporting the exhilarating sport of biathlon, but also about bringing the community together through sportsmanship and healthy living. Many of the lessons learned in this sport can carry over to other aspects of life. Teamwork, sacrifice, discipline, hard work, perseverance, striving and success are all experiences that will be encountered in sport and in life.
Programs are offered for ages 9+, with both recreational and competition focuses with low coach to participant ratios for optimum learning and safety. Please check out the Programs section for more details.
The Vancouver Island Biathlon Club also hosts a number of races or other events to promote or support the sport of biathlon on Vancouver Island. Please see the Races and Events sections for more details.[Top of Page]
Programs are offered for ages 9+, with both recreational and competition focuses with low coach to participant ratios for optimum learning and safety. Please check out the Program links below for more details.
|Bears||Ages 9 - 14|
|Competitive Youth||Ages 13 - 18|
|Give It A Shot!||All Ages|
|Group Day Programs||All Ages|
We are pleased to announce that the Vancouver Island Biathlon Club is offering 3 club races this season and for those who like a bit more of a challenge Biathlon BC is offering 4 BC Cup races. Schedules below.
|#1||Saturday September 18, 2016 - Mountain Bike Biathlon Race|
|#2||Saturday February 25, 2017|
|#3||Saturday March 18, 2017|
|BC Cup Races|
|BC Cup 1||December 17/18, 2016,||Telemark Nordic Club in West Kelowna|
|BC Cup 2||January 14/15, 2017,||Cariboo Ski Touring Club in Quesnel|
|BC Cup 3||January 28/29, 2017,||Whistler Biathlon Society at Callaghan|
|BC Cup 4||February 11/12, 2017,||Omineca Ski Club in Burns Lake|
Follow this link to learn more about these races as well as others offered across North America.[Top of Page]
Membership & Registration
Participation in biathlon at the Vancouver Island Biathlon Club range, either as a participant, coach, official, or volunteer (including parents of minors) requires membership with both the Vancouver Island Biathlon Club, and Biathlon Canada. It is through Biathlon Canada that the liability insurance is provided – this is mandatory for anyone on the range.
Membership rates with Biathlon Canada will depend on your registration category, as either a competitor in the race or recreational classes, official or coach, or volunteer. Membership for volunteers is free.
Membership with the Vancouver Island Biathlon Club enables you to register for programs, range use, rifle rentals, courses, or volunteer for events/activities and provides general support for the club. Members receive a 10% discount on their purchases at Mt. Washington Raven Retail store and at Ski Tak Hut.
|Membership Registration through Zone4|
|Vancouver Island Biathlon Club|
Early Bird Pricing for VIBC program registration ends November 30th.
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Rifle and Range Policies
|Bears / Masters||11 week||$50|
|Competitive Youth / Masters||Annual use||$100|
The rental fee is to be paid at the time of program registration to ensure a rifle assignment.
|Our Rifle and Range Policies cover the following topics:|
|VIBC Range Use Policy|
|Range Use Requisites for VIBC Members|
|Range Use Requisites for Cadet Members|
|Range Use Pass|
|Notification of Range Use Outside of Registered Program Hours|
|Notification of Range Use During Registered Program Hours|
Follow this link to learn more about the above policies
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Frequently Asked Questions
Would you like to know more about the sport of biathlon?
Biathlon is an Olympic winter sport, which combines competitive, free-technique cross-country skiing and small-bore rifle marksmanship. Several other competition forms of movement and shooting - such as ski archery, snowshoe Biathlon, running and shooting and mountain bike Biathlon - are also normally included in the general category of Biathlon. The word competition is used in Biathlon instead of race because it is not only a race but a combination of two different competitive activities.
Follow the links below to learn more about the sport of Biathlon. If there's something missing from our FAQs, please e-mail us and we'll add it in. Thanks!
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