Senior HP

Senior High Performance: Ages 14-16

This program is designed for athletes graduating from Junior HP program aged 14 to 16 and those with previous biathlon training and racing experience in provincial level competitions. Athletes in Senior HP program are training an average of 4 days a week throughout the year and take an active part in club’s training camps. This group’s training is centered on specific skill development such as shooting standing and theory of the sport in both skiing technique and shooting.  Senior HP athletes compete in Senior Boys/Girls categories of the Alberta’s Calforex Cup race series.  The athletes at this level are also encouraged to compete in qualifying races for the Canadian National Championship. Athletes in this group are NOT eligible for club rifle rentals.

The entry to this program is based on athlete/parent interview with the club’s selection committee upon online application submission as well as upon meeting performance criteria set by the Head Coach.



  • Skate roller skis
  • Skate boots
  • Skate poles with roller ski tips
  • Short classic poles for ski striding
  • Mountain bike
  • Road bike
  • Bike helmet, Gloves
  • Good quality trail running shoes
  • Head Lamp (A MUST)
  • Water Bottle/Belt for training
  • Clothing to Participate in ALL weather conditions.


  • Classic Skis
  • Skate Skis
  • Skate Ski Boots
  • Skate Ski Poles
  • Good quality trail running shoes
  • Appropriate Gloves, Toques, Mitts, Face covering (buff)
  • Wool Socks
  • Base clothing Layers (not cotton)
  • Warm Up or Training clothing
  • CBR Race Suit
  • Glasses for different light and weather conditions
  • Head Lamp *Mandatory for all evening practices
  • Wearable Water Bottle for training.


All biathletes must have a biathlon rifle. There are a number of club rifles available to new biathletes on a first come first served basis, rental is $250 for the first year. Athletes who intend to compete for several years in biathlon are encouraged to purchase their own rifle so that it may be adjusted to their particular requirements. A used biathlon rifle can usually be purchased for about $2,500-$3,500 while the new Anschutz Sprint Fortner biathlon rifle will cost just over $4,000.

All biathletes must pay for the ammunition they use. Typical ammo cost for a year in this group is between $700.00-$1000.00


Annual Fees: $3,300

The athletes are responsible for the purchase of their own training equipment, including rifles, ammunition, skis, mountain bikes as well as membership fees for Biathlon Alberta (Provincial governing body for the sport of biathlon) and Alberta Bicycle Association.

Additional Costs

Using different training facilities throughout the year as well as being able to access certain trails or equipment during practices and camps results in some additional costs:

  • Annual membership with Biathlon Alberta/Biathlon Canada, these are the fees to our sport governing bodies that are required for us to compete in the provincial, national and international competitions
  • Annual membership with the Alberta Bicycle Association allows us to have an insurance coverage for all practices involving bicycles (both road and mountain)
  • Annual ski pass and range user fee at the Canmore Nordic Centre. This is our “home base” and we must pay the fees in order to use the facilities.
  • Equipment rental fees when required (kayaks, paddle boards, etc.)
  • Gym membership fees at WinSport
  • The costs of all training camps are in addition to club annual fee and are split between all athletes in attendance