Biathlon

NSAA Biathlon Range COVID-19 Mitigation

Click here to see the Biathlon Range Mitigation Plan – updated December 2, 2021.

Athletes should remain vigilant with the following:

Have you been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19?

  • If the answer is yes, RSO/athlete/volunteer will be asked to leave immediately and follow the guidelines provided by the State of Alaska.

If staff/athlete/volunteer has exhibited any of the following symptoms, they will be asked to leave immediately and not participate for the next 72 hours

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Discover biathlon!

This thrilling sport blends the challenge of cross-country skate skiing and rifle marksmanship into a unique and engaging sport for all ages. Kincaid Park’s world class biathlon range is the focal point of the sport in Alaska. We have year-round programs and activities at the range.

Our fun and friendly race series and training groups are your passport to this amazingly engaging activity for you and your family.

Don’t worry if you don’t have your own rifle; payment of range use fees allows you to use NSAA rifles, and ammunition is available for sale at the range.

5 Steps to get Started with Biathlon!

  1. Attend a Biathlon Rifle Safety Class
  2. Join the United States Biathlon Association (USBA)
  3. Become a NSAA member
  4. Pay Range Fees (annual, seasonal or daily)
  5. Check out local Biathlon Clubs & Learning Opportunities
  6. Sign up HERE to receive important Biathlon information and updates!

1. Biathlon Rifle Safety Class

Classes are held at Kincaid Park Biathlon Range, and cover safe rifle handling, care and use of a biathlon rifle, and basic biathlon technique. Biathlon Rifle Safety Classes are required to shoot at the Kincaid Park Biathlon Range.

Cost: $25 Individual, $30 Family (Cost does not include USBA one-day membership, required for participation on range)

The class will include both a written and practical course. Dress appropriately for the indoor written course and the outdoor practical/shooting portion. Firearms and ammo are provided for Biathlon Safety Class participants


NOTE:
Minimum age for participation is 10 years old; however participants younger than 13 must attend with parent. If the parent is also getting their range safety certification, then Family should be the selected registration option, otherwise, Individual is appropriate.

Questions about Biathlon Rifle Safety Classes? Email the NSAA Office here

Click the “Register Online” button below for upcoming class information and sign up for the next rifle safety class.

Upcoming Classes

The next safety class is scheduled for April 13th from 4:30-6:00pm. 

If there is not a scheduled course, please email program@anchoragenordicski.com with your interest. 

2. USBA Membership

Joining the United States Biathlon Association is required to shoot at the Kincaid Park Biathlon Range. You can find more information and pay online at USBA’s website here. You may also download the membership form below and send it to USBA or fill out the form and turn it into a coach or range safety officer at the range. Once the form and payment is received, you’ll receive a USBA membership card. Bring the card with you every time you visit the range as RSOs (Range Safety Officers) will request to see it.

USBA Membership Form

3. Range Use Fees

Range Use Fees pay for metal target repair & painting, paper targets, lead clean-up, range lights, rifle usage (including repair and cleaning supplies), signage, mats, porta potty, rifle/ski racks, etc. NSAA manages the biathlon range on behalf of the Anchorage Parks & Rec Department. The range use fees are good from Oct 1st to Sept 30th.

A current NSAA membership is required in order to renew your range use fees. Please log in through your account to renew your membership first. If you are not a current member of NSAA, but would like to get started with biathlon, a basic membership of $35 is all that is required. Your membership DIRECTLY supports the Biathlon trails, and helps NSAA continue to provide Biathlon opportunities for all ages and abilities.

 

  • Single Use: $10/day
  • Annual: Individual $175, Family $290 (2 people) or $350 (3+ people)
  • Annual: Day use of club rifle $25/person
  • Spring-Summer (Apr-Sept): Individual $85, Family $150 (2 people) or $175 (3+ people) 

Range Use Cards must be brought with you every time you visit the range as RSOs will request to see it. NSAA will mail out range use cards. While you are waiting for your range use card to be mailed to you, please be sure to have a copy of your registration confirmation with you when you visit the range.

4. Local Clubs & Lessons

NSAA is not currently offering Biathlon lessons at this time. Please check out the local offerings for Biathlon lessons.

Learn and train with the following clubs:

  1. Anchorage Biathlon Club
  2. Biathlon Alaska/Eagle Eyes: Complete the Applicant Survey to learn about current & future classes. Contact Tom Grenier via Email or reach out on Facebook

And for more Biathlon:

  1. Check the Range Opening Calendar to see scheduled events and range openings.

Etiquette & Safety

SAFETY FIRST! Stay alert for any possible safety issues and notify the range safety officer immediately.

Arriving early to help set up the range and helping to close the range are greatly appreciated.

Keep pets on leash near the range when it is in use. Gun fire can upset some pets.

Biathlon Related Links

United States Biathlon Association
IBU Event and Competition Rules Online
Anchorage Biathlon Club
Biathlon Alaska

Kincaid Park Biathlon Range Weather Station

Biathlon Information and Contacts

Stay connected to the Biathlon community! Sign up HERE

Committee Contacts

Interim Chair: Joey Caterinichio president@anchoragenordicski.com
Secretary: Marcia Bandy nsaabiathlon.secretary@gmail.com
Maintenance: Doug Cobb nsaabiathlon.maintenance@gmail.com
Racing: Tasha Lucas & Catherine Kilby nsaabiathlon.racing@gmail.com
Armorer: Michael Milhollin

Additional Contacts

NSAA Program Manager: Heather Liller program@anchoragenordicski.com, 907-276-7609