Tahoe Welcomes Athletes to the National Summer Biathlon Championships
  • Tahoe.com Staff, 3:46pm, 8/22/2012

    August 23-26, the Auburn Ski Club will host the 2012 USBA Summer Biathlon National Championships at Donner Summit, the 25th annual summer biathlon championships, which combines ruining and marksmanship. Similar to the Olympic winter sport of Biathlon, summer contestants run (rather than cross country ski) then shoot at drop down targets. For each missed shot, an extra 150m penalty loop has to be completed before heading out onto the course.

    The Auburn Ski Club will also host an introduction to Biathlon Clinic, Sept. 22 at 10 a.m. For the first time or novice biathlete, you can learn basic rifle safety, handling and shooting procedure. Instruction, rifles and ammunition is provided with your purchase of the clinic.

    $40 for ASC members; $25 for ages 8-18
    $60 for non members; $40 for ages 8-18

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