Biathlon in Winter

Biathlon Arena Lenzerheide

The Biathlon Arena Lenzerheide is the first and so far only permanently installed biathlon facility in Switzerland. With its location in the Foppa area in Lantsch / Lenz, it is optimally integrated into the trail network of the Lenzerheide holiday region. The core of the Biathlon Arena is the World Cup compliant shooting range with 30 seats. In addition to the training and competition center for national and international sports teams, the modern accommodation and gastronomy offers also perfect conditions for active recreational athletes. During taster courses, the fascination of biathlon can be experienced first-hand.

Biathlon Taster sessions & group events

Experience the fascination of biathlon. The combination of focus and precision in shooting as well as the endurance and power of cross-country skiing make biathlon a challenge for body and mind. The Biathlon Arena Lenzerheide offers various taster session or organizes an event with your employees, club colleagues or friends.

Taster session for adults
In the 2-hour trial course you will get an insight into the world of biathlon sports under expert guidance. After the introduction to shooting with small caliber rifles and tips on breathing techniques, you will raise your pulse on the cross-country skis and then try to hit the target when shooting. Cross-country skiing skills are required to complete the 500m long stadium lap. The course is aimed at people over 16 years.

Date: Every Tuesday and Saturday from 6 January to 28 March 2018
Time: Tuesdays from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm / Saturdays from 10.00 am to noon
Costs: CHF 70.00 per person
Group size: max. 10 people
Meeting point: Biathlon Arena Lenzerheide, Lantsch / Lenz
Registration: Until the day before 05.00 pm (>register now online)

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Children Biathlon taster session - in the footsteps of the Gasparins ....
Children beware: In the Biathlon Arena Lenzerheide, a super exciting afternoon programme awaits you. Together we immerse ourselves in the fascination of biathlon. All children between the ages of 10-15 years are allowed to practice the sport with air rifles. In addition, various exercises are done with and without cross-country skis. This gives us a feeling for the exciting combination of strength, endurance and precision. We look forward to your participation. And who knows ... maybe you will meet the Gasparin sisters or other professional biathletes and can get you some training tips.

Date: Every friday from 18 December 2018 to the end of March 2019
Uhrzeit: 01.30 pm  to 3.00 pm
Costs: CHF 20.00 per child
Meeting point: Reception, Biathlon Arena Lenzerheide in Lantsch/Lenz
Registration: Until the day before 05.00 pm (>register now online)

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Nordic HOuse

The multifunctional Nordic House, built in cooperation with local partners, ideally complements the existing sports infrastructure in the Lenzerheide holiday region. In addition to an athletic area, wardrobes for the public cross-country centre, bistro and restaurtant and sports shop, the Nordic House offers modern and affordable accommodation in different multi-bed rooms for up to 56 persons.

Details Nordic House

Opening hours Nordic House

from 28 October 2019 to 29 March 2020

Bistro Bualino, Reception and information office, sports shop 
Monday to Sunday, from 08.30 am to 05.30 pm

Shooting range
Monday to Sunday, from 08.30 am to 05.30 pm

Monday to Sunday, 08.30 am to 09.00 pm

illuminated from 05.00 pm to 09.00 pm

Public showers and toilets
Monday to Sunday, 08.30 am to 09.30 pm

Restrictions on operation due to events at Biathlon Arena Lenzerheide



Snow-making system in Lenzerheide

The Lenzerheide holiday region is already opening the cross-country and biathlon season at the end of October. Thanks to the investment in the snowfactory snowmaking system, which allows snowmaking even in warmer temperatures.

The so-called «Snowfactory» allows, in contrast to classic snowmakers, a production even at plus degrees. The principle of the Snowfactory is simple: with an advanced cooling technology, the water in a heat exchanger is cooled to freezing point. The water thus freezes due to the generated cold, without chemical additives. It does not produce snow in the true sense, but small dry ice sheets. By the subsequent machine track preparation the quality of firn snow is achieved. The system is thus ideal for smaller sections, but not for the area-wide snowmaking of entire ski resorts.

From the end of September, the facility will be in continuous operation for around six to eight weeks if possible. The trails will be prepared at the end of October so that a 1.5-kilometre-long cross-country trail will be available on 1 November 2019. Afterwads, the trail will be extended as soon as possible. The snow guarantee should not only extend the season, but also be a guarantee for the organisation of international events. The project is financed by the municipalities of Vaz/Obervaz and Lantsch/Lenz, the Lenzerheide cross-country skiing region and the Biathlon Arena Lenzerheide.

Biathlon Events in Lenzerheide

The Biathlon Arena Lenzerheide is the ideal location equipped with the infrastructure required to hold biathlon competitions at both a national and international level. The World Cup compliant fully automatic shooting range commands 30 stands with a 50 metre shooting range. During the winter, there are seven snow-covered cross-country skiing runs between 1.5 and 4 kilometres as well as a 150 metre long penalty loop available for use.

The newly formed association «Biathlon Events Lenzerheide» has applied to the IBU (International Biathlon Union) in order to hold international biathlon events. Already this winter a number of national and international events could be held in the Biathlon Arena Lenzerheide.

IBU Youth/Junior World Championships

1st January to 31st January 2020

In 2020, the best young athletes from all over the world will be competing for the first time at the Youth and Junior World Championships in Lenzerheide. Experience the national and international junior athletes up close during a week in Lenzerheide.
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Winter Universiade Biathlon

30th Winter Universiade Lucerne 2021
The Winter Universiade is the second largest multisport event in winter after the Winter Olympics. The event, which takes place every two years, is attended by more than 2,500 people. There are more than 1600 athletes with support staff. Students are allowed to start at colleges and universities aged 17 to 25 years. In total, students from more than 540 universities from 50 different countries take part.
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Biathlon Arena Lenzerheide
Voia da Bual 1
7083 Lantsch/Lenz