Laser Biathlon uses "laser" rifles fired at special biathlon targets. The rifles do not use bullets, but instead fire a light pulse which triggers the target. Laser rifles are 100% safe; approved by Police, you do not need firearms training or a licence. The rifles look, feel and operate exactly as a biathlon rifle, but are silent and have no recoil. The rifles are suitable for use by adults and children older than 8 when under BNZ's supervision.
BNZ launched a Laser Biathlon experience in 2022. We will come to a number of schools, youth groups and events and set up a mini biathlon range where you can try the sport. As it's biathlon, there's going to be a fun physical element which could be a short run, a few gym exercises or even using a Ski Ergo cross country ski machine. But don't worry, Laser Biathlon is all about fun and challenging you to perform under a little bit of light competitive pressure with your friends.
BNZ will be announcing further details in early 2022, in the meantime, if you think that Laser Biathlon could be a fun activity for your group, let us know.
Starting in 2022, BNZ hope to be able to offer a number of on-snow Biathlon Experiences at Snow Farm NZ in conjunction with Wanaka Biathlon Club. These will be aimed at all ages, from primary school children, senior school and youth groups and corporate or organised adult groups.
(note - for children below age 12, the biathlon experience will use laser rather than .22 rifles)
In addition, all schools that attend a ski program at Snow Farm will be able to participate in a ‘Try Biathlon’ session on snow. School sports program managers are to advise Snow Farm if they are interested in this on snow experience and it will be arranged. To maximise the benefit of this experience we recommend having a Try Laser Biathlon session at your school beforehand.
Contact BNZ for more details.
Contact Biathlon New Zealand if you'd like to learn more about a how we can let you, your school or group try biathlon.
Indicate below if you'd like to try laser biathlon at your location or experience biathlon at Snow Farm.