2019 BMW Biathlon World Cup at Soldier Hollow Nordic Center

February 14-17, 2019

The 2019 BMW Biathlon World Cup comes to Soldier Hollow Nordic Center in Midway, Utah from February 14 to 17, 2019. This is the first major international biathlon competition to be held at Soldier Hollow since the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.

The event is spread over four days of competition with Sprint races on Thursday and Friday, double-header Pursuits on Saturday, and both a Single Mixed Relay and Mixed Relay on Sunday. The competition will feature new courses and an updated biathlon stadium layout. One of nine stops on the IBU World Cup tour, the 2019 Biathlon World Cup at Soldier Hollow will include approximately 28 nations and over 180 athletes.

Tickets

General Admission is Free!

General Admissions
General Admission includes first come, first served access to bleachers as well as standing points around the trails.
Free
VIP
VIP tickets include reserved seating, food, and beverages.
Sold Out

Schedule

February 14-15
(Thursday & Friday)

9:00a
11:15a

Gates Open
Sprints, Women
Sprints, Men

February 16
(Saturday)

9:00a
10:05a
2:05p

Gates Open
Pursuits, Women
Pursuits, Men

February 17
(Sunday)

9:00a
10:10a
2:05p

Gates Open
Single Mixed Relay
Mixed Relay

About

Biathlon combines cross-country skiing with marksmanship and has its roots in winter survival skills practiced in the forests of Scandinavia where people hunted on skis. A biathlon competition consists of a race in which contestants ski through a cross-country trail system whose total distance is divided into either two or four shooting rounds, half in prone position, the other half standing. For each shooting round, the biathlete must hit five targets and receives a penalty lap or time for each missed target. Biathlon made its Olympic debut in its current form in 1960.  With a total cumulative TV viewership approaching one billion, biathlon is the most popular winter sport in Europe.

 

The last and only Biathlon World Cup Solider Hollow hosted was in 2001 prior to the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Approximately 28 nations and 180 athletes will be coming to Midway, Utah for the 2019 Biathlon World Cup.

Course Maps

Location

Soldier Hollow Nordic Center, 2002 Soldier Hollow Lane, Midway, UT 84049, USA

Soldier Hollow Nordic Center
2002 Soldier Hollow Lane
Midway, UT 84049

Volunteer

Join the team and volunteer! We have many volunteer opportunities for this event.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Jennifer McCulloch (jmcculloch@uolf.org).

Media

Media interested in covering the event must register through the IBU media portal.

Click here for the IBU media portal.

The deadline to register for media accreditation is Feb. 1, 2019. 

Please also send your name, media outlet, type of credential needed and if you need a parking pass to Brennan Smith at bsmith@uolf.org.

Legacy Winter Fest

A Celebration of All Things Winter

 

Utah has the most beautiful winter in the country and it’s time to get outside and revel in it! Enjoy live music, international foods, vendors, activities, beer garden, and more during the world cup competition.

FREE admission for all Legacy Winter Fest attendees!

 

Activities

Face Painting, Mechanical Bull, Live Ice Sculpting, Mini Snowmobiles, Petting Zoo, Owl Demonstrations, Axe Throwing, Pin Trading, Winter Tubing, Kid’s Snowshoeing, Snow Play Zone

 

Food Trucks

Traditions, La Salsita, Falafel Tree, Waffle Love, Smokeability BBQ, Raclette Machine, Lola’s, Main Street Social, Waffle’d

 

Coffee

Park City Roasters

 

Beer

Moab Brewery, Lagunitas

 

Vendor and Sponsor Village

AMP HP, Cowbells, Ski Utah, Visit Park City, Visit Salt Lake, Heber Valley Chamber, University of Utah Health, Kodiak Cakes, Jaybird, Salomon, Wishing Forest, Grey Eagle Silver.

 

Live Music

We’re excited to announce that talented blues guitarist and vocalist Ana Popovic is headlining our Legacy Winter Fest music lineup on Saturday! 

Sunday, Country Music duo The Swon Brothers, who earned recognition through NBC’s “The Voice” will headline the Legacy Winter Fest stage!

Music Schedule

February 14
Thursday

9:00a

The Bright Slide

February 15
Friday

9:00a

Columbia Jones

February 16
Saturday

11:15a
Noon
3:00p

Dan Walker Band
Ana Popovic
DJ Pete Dutcher

February 17
Sunday

11:15a
Noon
3:00p

Michelle Moonshine
The Swon Brothers
DJ Jameson

Spectator Map and Race Information for Spectators

To view and download the spectator map, click here.

To view and download race start lists and results, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ’s

  1. General admission to both the IBU World Cup Biathlon and Legacy Winter Festival concerts and activities are absolutely FREE for all ages.
  2. The event is located at Soldier Hollow Nordic Center at 2002 Soldier Hollow Lane, Midway, UT 84049.
  3. Parking is available in designated spectator parking lots. Arrive early if you plan to park.  Keep in mind parking is first come first serve, we encourage carpooling.
  4. Food, beverages and souvenirs will be available to purchase.
  5. Chairs are allowed around Soldier Hollow and the event. If you’d like, bring a folding or camping chair.
  6. Outside food and drink is not permitted into the event.
  7. Knives, weapons, laser pointers, pets, outside alcohol, drugs and drones are prohibited.
  8. Please dress for the weather at Soldier Hollow. Biathlon is an outdoor sport and weather conditions may include snow and will include cold.
  9. Bring noise makers and dress up to cheer on the athletes! We’re bringing the atmosphere of a European biathlon to Soldier Hollow.

School Program

See you in 2019!