There will be a Live Fire Clinic held for biathlon rifle owners at the Reds Lake Biathlon Venue. Sign up for this clinic is on Active.com with standard clinic fees.
Strict restrictions apply to this clinic offering: Lanes 1-10 will be used for the class which will be instructed by Biathlete Brit Cogan and Eastern Sierra Armory owner, Clayton Mendel. Please note the following: Unlike Saturday and Sunday race events, no mechanized transport will be provided for this clinic; participants will need to get to the venue via xc skis or Alpine equipment with a Mammoth Mountain Alpine Ski Pass. Estimate xc ski distance to site is 1.5 miles uphill. Participants must provide their own rifle and ammunition. Community biathlon rifles will not be onsite for this clinic. Range closes promptly at 1300. Please sign up for this clinic before Wednesday March 20. PLEASE DO NOT show up to the clinic if you are unpaid or unregistered as for liability reasons this Will NOT BE PERMITTED. NO EXCEPTIONS. All registrants must have completed their liability waivers. Sign up for this clinic is on Active.com.
Emma Garrard / Sierra Sun
“There are basically three types of racers who compete in the annual 10th Mountain Division Biathlon race at Auburn Ski Club, a combination of cross country ski speed and rifle marksmanship skills. There are the folks who view the biathlon race as a novelty event, possibly the only race they compete in all season. There are the rifle/military types, who may have only Nordic skied a brief amount of time but like the idea of a physical challenge to go along with their shooting skills. And then there are true cross country ski racers, individuals who usually can only pray to hit one of the small, round targets on the rifle range but who can ski like the wind and make up ore than enough time during their “penalty laps” to take the day’s crown.” — Mark Nadell, Sierra Sun
This year’s race will be held February 24. For more information and to sign up go to the Auburn Ski Club website.
Check out this year’s amazing lineup of biathlon VIP’s. For more information on how to sponsor one of these athletes, or to offer local housing, contact Sandra DiDomizio at Green Fox Events.