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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Nov 8, Please send snow

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So we have a couple of inches up there and the frost has gone in but we will need a significant snowfall before we can start grooming.  So you can help out with the snow dance.

Conditions April 6th

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Excellent! Cold snow warm sun.  Looking like this will be the last weekend to ski with a forecast of +14 for Tuesday so you might as well get out and enjoy it.

Conditions April 4th

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Looks like the snow is done so I will head up and groom.  If the forecast is accurate then we should awesome ski conditions through the weekend.  I know, it should be spring and you have had enough skiing but … Read More

Conditions Mar 28

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Thanks to the volunteer groomers for keeping the trails in such great shape!  Steve was out this morning to groom Snowy River, Connector, K9 and Home Run… see you on the trails!

Conditions March 7

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Conditions are looking excellent for the weekend.  Please be advised that we are hosting the Alberta Biathlon Championships on Saturday and Sunday.  A number of trails will be closed to the public during races, these are; Boogie, Kevins, Giver, Switchback, … Read More

Conditions March 3rd

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Thanks to the continued help of Dave and Morris we are all groomed up and the conditions are awesome.  Hope you have a great remainder of the ski season, I’m joining the rest of the Canadian snowbirds in Tucson, biking USA.  See … Read More

Conditions March 2nd

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Another 13cms of fluffy stuff and still snowing so I will head up early in the AM to groom again so perhaps come after lunch to give it a bit of time to set up.  Keith

Conditions Feb 23rd

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We are all groomed up and the crazy winds in the valley haven’t found the Nordic centre yet, hopefully, they will give us a pass again.  Finally, some warm snow with some glide, enjoy it while it lasts.

Conditions Feb 16th

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And again more snow.  Groomed up a bunch this afternoon thinking it was over but I see they put snow into tonight’s forecast, oh well we’ll see.    

Wednesday night ski

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Wednesday Night Ski. We regularly meet at the main lodge at 6.30 pm and head out for a ski, all you have to bring along next to your skis is a headlamp. The next ski is Valentines day and why … Read More

Ford Key fob

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A Ford Key fob was found by the kiosk at the Nordic centre it is now by the self registration book there.

Conditions Feb 7th

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Groomed one pass today if anybody wants to venture out but it will have filled in quite a bit.  I will groom again tomorrow when this slows down.

Conditions Feb 7

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We are being dumped on right now.  We will groom some today so there will probably be a classic track but the snow is forecast to continue all day and tonight and roads will be poor.

Conditions Jan 17th

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It has been a bit warm up there the last couple days and perhaps warm again tomorrow as well.  If it doesn’t look like it will melt tomorrow I will groom tomorrow morning, if not I will groom Friday.  Either way … Read More

Conditions Jan 14

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Steve and Louis have taken good care of things in my absence, conditions are great.  I will groom again in the next day or two depending on the forecast.  Keith

Conditions Jan 4

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The cabin Snowy, K 9, Home Run and Boogie are all Excellent!  Get temps and snow for the weekend, it doesn’t get much better than this.  The Killer 5 and the Marathon are a little bumpy but still very good … Read More

Conditions Dec 30th

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“Baby its Cold out there!”  I plan to go up and groom tomorrow IF the temp is forecast gets above -20 C (because who is going to ski colder than this anyway), if not I’ll go up the New Years … Read More

Dec 21st Conditions

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We got at least 10cms of snow and still snowing.  The Snowy R, Cabin, K9 loops and Boogie were groomed and I will be regrooming them in the morning and attacking the other trails.  We will have excellent conditions for the … Read More

Conditions Dec 18

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Things are pretty grim up there now.  We do have a base however so unless we loose more snow this week all we need is a couple inches and we are back in business

Night Skiing

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The lights will be set so they can be turned on Tues, Wed & Thurs nights from 4:45-9pm, just turn on the timers on the wall to the right of the wood box.  The new lights use a fraction of … Read More

Conditions Dec 7th

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Groomed the skate lane only of the Snowy River, Cabin K9 and Home Run.  The skating conditions are holding up pretty well but the track is icy and dirty and won’t be able to reset it until we get more snow.  … Read More

Dec 6th

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Sorry for not updating conditions, the website has been down.  I will be grooming tomorrow morning and I expect things to be OK for skating but not very good for classic

Conditions Nov23rd

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We lost a bit of snow yesterday and things were looking iffy but this morning we got a 2-3 cms of heavy wet snow that hasn’t disappeared today and now it’s freezing so if the forecast holds true the loppet will … Read More

Condition Nov 17

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Groomed yesterday and got a skiff of snow overnight so very good conditions on the cabin k9 loop.  The frost in the trees is amazing, check it out because Sunday looks like things will change.

Ski Conditions Nov 10th

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The Snowy River loop, K9, Windy Hill and Barf Hill are all set for classic and skating and are in very good condition.  Boogie and Switchback are only set for skating but skating will be good.  The Marathon is packed … Read More

Conditions Nov 8th

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The Snowy river loop to the cabin is excellent for both skate and classic.  The boogie and Switchback are set for skate only and are good skating.  I will get some more trails set for skate and classic prior to the … Read More

Nov 3rd Conditions

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Got another 5 cms last night and we were able to set a pretty good classical track on the Snow River to the cabin k9 loop.  the boogie has a bit of shrubs showing through but ok for skating.

Nov 2, 2017

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We have good skating condition, but we would need another 10 cm snow to set a track.  You won’t need your rock skies anywhere but lower elevation trails down by the lodge have a bit more brush showing through.  The … Read More

Lodge floor under repair

You may have noticed a softness in the lodge floor this winter.  Well upon inspection we have a little water damage, if you want to help and join the Campbell fitness program give Keith a call at 640-3635  

Conditions April 15

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Groomed to the cabin and back and around the Easy Rider Loop.  Got stuck a couple time and called it an (early) day.  But if you are into a last romp on the snow (what else ya gonna do) both … Read More

March 19th

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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.

Cougar at the cabin

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If you look at the door threshold of the cabin you will see what looks like claw marks of a cougar and tracks surround the cabin that travel down the ridge. There is a report on Mar 16th (facebook) of … Read More

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!