Liatoppen Biathlon Festival 2019

We will be taking a team to the Liatoppen Biathlon Festival in Norway again this season in April, 2019.  As most of you know, this Biathlon Festival for ages 11-16 has the largest participation annually of any Biathlon event in the world.  Over 1100 kids race!  It has been a great experience for the athletes we have taken over the last 3 years.

I will be leading the trip this year and have prepared the attached information sheet and application form.  Note that we will accept applications from 14-16 year old Girls (born 2003, 2004, 2005) and 15-16 year old Boys (born 2003-2004) for the trip this season.  Please forward to your eligible athletes and to other interested programs if I have missed someone in this email.

Applications are due 5 December 2018.

liatoppen application 2019

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Marc Sheppard
Altius Handcrafted Firearms

Team Trials Race Dates

Hi Everyone,
I did pass out his information yesterday at training, but to be sure everyone gets it:

Schedule for Trials in Heber City [SoHo] in Dec.

SoHo US Biathlon Trials – Dec. 2018

Please note the return address in the registration is incorrect. The correct address is:
Soldier Hollow Nordic Center
Attn: Sara Studebaker-Hall
PO Box 2002
Midway, UT 84049


27 Dec official training
28 Dec sprint
29 Dec official training
30 Dec pursuit format
31 Dec sprint

Each athletes best two of the 3 races will be scored on a percent back basis [based on the average of the top 3 in each race. ]

For full information please see this attachment:

ICC_JuniorYouthTeamCriteria (1)

Also please note we will be switching the 23 Dec MN Cup race at Mt Itasca to 16 Dec to allow more travel time to Utah.

Bill Meyer, Coach

Minnesota Biathlon 2018/2019 Winter Schedule

Minnesota Biathlon 2018/2019 Winter Schedule

Saturday Oct 20th. Training day at Elk River [please contact Bill Meyer if you are interested!]
Sunday Oct 21st Biathlon race, Elk River, 10:00 zero-

Nov 17th-25th T camp at West Yellowstone-including a biathlon race there

Sunday Dec 9th- Biathlon race Mt Itasca
Sunday Dec 16th Biathlon race Mt Itasca
15th/16th CXC JNQ in Michigan
22/23 CXC JNQ Madison- sprints
Fri Dec 28th Biathlon Trials Official training Soldier Hollow UT
Sat-Mon- Dec 29th-31st Biathlon Trials races UT

Sat Jan 5th- Mesabi Invite hs
Sunday Jan 13th Biathlon race Elk River
19/20 CXC JNQ Cable WI
25th-4 Feb- YJr Worlds Slovakia

Saturday 2nd Feb, Biathlon race Nisswa
4th-8th Section races hs
14th State meet hs
16/17 CXC JNQ Mpls

Sun 3rd of March, Biathlon race Snowflake, Duluth
Sun 10th of March Biathlon race Mt Itasca
28-31 Mar US Biathlon Nationals- eastern venue to be announced.

MN Biathlon and USBA memberships

Below is the MNBiathlon Membership form for this year. Please note: this membership runs from May to May. Also below is the USBA membership which normally runs from Oct to Oct, but if you are planning on attending camps or races before Oct, and are not a current member of USBA, you will need to join now. Our insurance program comes from USBA.

2018-2019 MNBiathlon Membership Registration Form

USBA Membership Form

For those in the Twin Cities area, we have 3 options for you. Simple outstate membership with no use of the Elk River facility except for races; membership plus use of the ER facility, but not the new TC Club training program; or the full program including once a week coaching until Labor Day.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Bill Meyer, Coach

Annual Membership

Attached is the membership form for MNBiathlon for the 2015/2016 year. This membership is due in the spring of each year. The USBA National Membership comes due in Oct. If you are going to participate in biathlon this season in MN you should be a member. To participate in any MNBiathlon races you need to be a member. Donations are always appreciated!!

The fees are used to support athletes, maintain the ranges, and this year in particular, to repair and upgrade our club rifles.

Please take care of this today, and mail it to me at the address below. Checks should be made to MN Biathlon.

1516 MNBia Membership Registration Form

Minnesota Biathlon – Twin Cities Membership

To all –

In the last few years, we have been lax about requiring membership forms and dues for Minnesota Biathlon – Twin Cities. Membership is required to use the Elk River biathlon range. We have ongoing maintenance and supply expenses to run the range. It is time we got back to doing things “by the book”.

Attached you will find a membership form. If you want to use the Elk River biathlon range, you must be a member of MN Biathlon. In addition to range use, this also gets you required insurance.

The membership year runs from July 1 – June 30.

Please complete the form and send it back to me with your check.


Lou Chouinard

PS – If there are new junior biathletes who are not on this distribution list, please send me their e-mails and I will add them to our distribution lists.

2014 – 2015 MN Biathlon Twin Cities Membership Form 12_10_14