Cairngorm Biathlon & Nordic Ski Club was founded in 2004 by Mike Dixon, MBE,BEM, with the specific aim of bringing young people into this challenging and exciting sport at an earlier age than had been possible in the past, when biathlon in the UK was available almost exclusively to members of the Armed Forces. The first Club sessions took place in 2005 at Glenmore Lodge, in Glen Feshie and on the Newtonmore-Kingussie cycle track. Since then Club members have gone on to achieve considerable success at the GB Biathlon Championships and GB Cross-Country Ski Championships as well as on rollerskis at GB Rollerski events throughout the UK. Some have gone on to compete for Great Britain in both Cross-Country skiing and in Biathlon.
Club members have represented Great Britain in International biathlon competitions including the Olympic Youth Winter Games, the IBU World Cup, IBU Cup, IBU World Youth Biathlon Championships, European Youth Olympic Winter Festival and other overseas competitions. The Club has also enjoyed considerable success at the GB Biathlon Championships and GB Cross-Country Ski Championships, held in recent years at Ruhpolding in Germany. Club members also compete in the annual GB and Scottish Rollerski series run at a number of different location throughout the UK and Scotland.
Based at the purpose built Olympic Biathlon Training Centre, Glenmore Lodge (Aviemore, Inverness-shire), Scotland’s National Outdoor Training Centre is located in the heart of Cairngorm National Park.
Rollerskiing on smooth tarred tracks, substitutes for cross-country skiing on snow and takes place on
the custom built tracks at Glenmore Lodge and in the surrounding areas of the Spey Valley, where the road or cycle track surface permits.
Biathlon target shooting and the majority of training with Biathlon Rifles or Air Rifles takes place on the range in the grounds of Glenmore Lodge. From time to time there may also be dry-firing training sessions held indoors at Glenmore Lodge.
The CBNSC aim is to encourage individuals and families, to promote fitness, have fun & develop juniors for a club team to attend National races, the British Championships annually, and in the long term for International races and to become members of British Biathlon & Nordic Ski teams.
Members are welcome from age 10 upwards, subject to their ability to roller blade and any waiting list.
Being a club member gives you Civil Liability Insurance benefits with Snowsport Scotland (SnSc)