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Paralympic World Cup at Soldier Hollow

Join us to cheer on the best Para Nordic skiers from around the world at this great event! Ski racing action will happen March 1 through 8, 2023. This event will feature Para Cross-Country and Para Biathlon skiing competition for athletes with both physical and vision impairment. Disciplines include individual start, sprint, sprint pursuit and mass start. Cheer on 65 of the best Para athletes from 18 countries including the United States, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Georgia, Great Britain, Italy,…

Biathlon

The biathlon is a winter sport that combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting. The sport is rooted in the skiing traditions of Scandinavia, where early inhabitants revered the Norse God, Ull, as both their ski and hunting God. Initially, the combined skills of skiing and rifle marksmanship were developed for the region’s militaries during the 1700s. In 1776 the first recorded biathlon competition took place along the border dividing Norway and Sweden; it was between patrol companies. The first biathlon club, the…

Soldier Hollow Hosts Utah’s Annual Skijoring Competition

Utah’s annual skijoring competition was held on Saturday at Soldier Hollow. Skijoring is an event where a skier or snowboarder is pulled by a horse and rider. The group races through a course including jumps, gates, and rings. Skijoring is not a new sport. Reindeer skijoring occurred in the Nordic Games of 1901, and it was used as transportation for hundreds of years before that. Skijoring behind horses made its way to North America in the early 1900’s. Brian Gardner and his friend, Joe Loveridge, had seen the sport in…