Come join us March 9-15, 2015!


The Hinton Nordic Skiers have been successful in their bid to host the 2015 Canadian National Biathlon Championships and the North American Biathlon Championships. This international sporting event will bring over 350 athletes, coaches, officials, and spectators to the Town of Hinton for one week in March. We are very proud to showcase the Town of Hinton and what it has to offer as well as the Hinton Nordic Centre, a world class cross country skiing and biathlon facility.


Athletes, coaches, wax technicians, family members, and Biathlon Canada Officials from all provinces, territories, and the USA will descend upon Hinton for a period of seven days. These athletes will vary in age from 15 to 60 years old, accompanied by their families. In addition, we have over 100 local volunteers each day for five days of the event.

The Hinton Nordic Skiers have 5 local athletes competing in this premiere event! Click here to read about them.

Click here to see How to Hang Out in Hinton!



Please visit the Biathlon Alberta website to register. Follow this link, and select the Race Invitation on the left hand side of the page.

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A buffet banquet will be held onThursday March 12th at 17:30 hrs, at the Hinton Center located at 965 Switzer Drive, next to the Hinton Campground. Presentation of awards for the Pursuit Competitions and the Biathlon Canada awards will be held during the evening.

Tickets are $30 per person and are available online with event registration or (cash only)  in Hinton at Vicious Cycle and the Old Grind until March 6th.

Doors open at 5:30pm, Program starts at 6:00pm, and Dinner at 6:30pm. Dinner and cash bar service are provided by Pat’s Catering.

Tickets are limited.  Please come join the celebration!



Spectators are more than welcome to come watch on RACE DAYS!


Wednesday, March 11th– Sprint Competitions    10:00 a.m./ 1:45 p.m.

Thursday, March 12th– Pursuit Competitions      10:00 a.m./ 1:45 p.m.

Saturday, March 14th– Mass Start  10:00 a.m.  Individual   2:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 15th– Relay Teams   10:00 a.m./ 1:15 p.m.


*A concession (cash only) will be available to help you keep up your energy while you cheer on our athletes.


Volunteer Opportunities:

An event of this magnitude cannot take place without the support of hundreds of incredible volunteers; we have over 100 local volunteers each day for five days of the event, but we could always use more!

If you haven’t already, please contact Rhonda about volunteer opportunities.

We need 5-10 strong individuals to help set up festival tents on Friday, March 6th at 10:00 a.m. Please contact Louis if you are available: (780)740-3639


Biathlon Photo Contest:

This is truly an amazing sport with some fantastic photo opportunities. Visit the contest website for more details.



An event like this would not be possible without the generous donations and contributions of time and products. We would like to thank the people and businesses who are helping make this event happen!



Please contact Kim for Sponsorship Opportunities




  • Alert Response & Barrow Safety Services
  • Alberta Sport Connect
  • Town of Hinton
  •  Quality Inn & Suites
  •  Minich Oilfield

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  • The Brick
  • Clark Construction- Hinton
  • Foothills Concrete
  • Peregrine Helicopters
  • Talisman Energy Inc.
  • Canwest Propane Inc.
  •  Marmot Basin
  •  Foothills Dental
  • The Cat Rental Store – Hinton
  • Morad Communications Ltd.
  • Griffiths Ford
  • West Fraser
  •  OK Tire
  •  Vicious Cycle
  • Hinton Jazz Society
  • Laccyn Line Locating
  • Rideout Oilfield
  • Big Berland Construction
  • Lalonde Contracting
  •  Holiday Inn – Hinton
  •  Foothills Surveys

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Race Sponsors:

  • Bev Nagam
  • Alberta Parks
  • Dig That Stitch Embroidery
  • Daniel Duval
  • Intersport
  • 3Folium Fit Personal Training
  • Fast Trax Run & Ski Shop- Edmonton
  • JD&C Services
  • Aaron Boreen
  • Jeff Robertson & Carrie-Anne Guthrie
  • Global Raymac Surveys
  • Sue Voelker
  • Canadian Rockies Hotsprings
  • Tim Horton’s – Hinton
  • a1 signs inc. – Hinton
  • Pearl’s Bake Shop
  • Freson Bros. Valley – Hinton
  •  Freson Bros. Hill – Hinton
  • The Old Grind
  • Canada Safeway – Hinton
  • Walmart – Hinton
  • Pines Motel
  • Dianne Dubetz
  • Napa Auto Parts
  • Subway Sandwich Shops – Hinton
  • Boston Pizza – Hinton
  • Dairy Queen – Hinton
  • King Drug and Home Healthcare
  • Shoppers’ Drug Mart
  • Flor-Lay Interiors
  • Northland Maintenance
  • Gateway Chiropractic – Hinton
  • The Wild Orchid Liquor Company
  • Sharon McGettigan
  • Mid-West Glass Ltd. – Hinton
  • Maximum Work Gear
  • Lynx Creek Steaming & Oilfield Svcs.
  • K&L Sushi
  • Kaj Jensen
  • Hinton Veterinary Clinic
  • Best Canadian Motor Inns
  • Acklands-Grainers Inc.
  • A Touch of Relief Massage Therapy
  • Lisa Cumby
  • McDonald’s – Hinton
  • Harry Lasonder
  • Summit Machining & Welding
  • Home Hardware – Hinton
  • Jasper SkyTram
  • The Perfect Game Bowling & Lazer Tag
  • Italian Centre Shop Ltd. – Edmonton/Calgary
  •  Bill Dunn
  •  Mark Deagle
  • Glacier Ridge Ventures Ltd.
  • Edmonton Nordic Ski Club
  • Kathy Pors
  • Hinton Florists
  • McStrong Safety Services
  • Idiehl Construction
  • MDH Transport and Craning
  • Julie Aardema
  • École Mountain View School
  •  Mountain Park Glassworks Ltd.

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As promised, a bit of snow and cooler temps, so we have some great conditions for the next couple days at least so you better get out there, spring is around the corner.

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Way to Go Hinton!

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What an incredible mix of people battling cold, (wasn’t that wind nasty!), snow and dark of night.  HNS members and so many community members at large pulling together to host another great event, what a great community we have!