This project is for the upgrade of the only biathlon range in Australia.
Australian Biathlon, the National Federation for biathlon in Australia, is working closely with Mount Hotham Resort Management to build and maintain a range and surrounds that allow international competition, training and racing facilities for athletes, together with disabled access. The project has increased capacity to 15 competition lanes, and includes widening of individual lanes to International Biathlon Union standard, major earth works, target infrastructure upgrade (including use of five-in-a-row biathlon target papers), firing point upgrade and disabled access, with a sealed rollerski track.
The upgrading will continue to support Australian Biathlon members and the Australian Defence Nordic Biathlon Members during the winter season, as well as the Australian Summer Biathlon Championships, which were first run in Easter 2018, along with our planned monthly summer biathlon events in 2020. In addition, this upgrade allows disabled access to the general public during the summer months, including mountain bikers, walkers and those with small children and babies in prams/strollers, who may park in the adjacent car park and enjoy the amenity of an area not usually accessible to them.
The next phase of the Hotham Biathlon Arena development will be an upgrade in the facilities for members and visitors, focusing on improving the general access to shelter year round.
For more information, please see www.biathlon.asn.au and keep up to date with our range project via our social media pages: Facebook @AUSBiathlon, Twitter @AUSBiathlon and Instagram ausbiathlon, and remember #ausbiathlon!
Thank you for supporting Australian Biathlon's Range Development Project!