Hanna Creek Biathlon Range

Located at the ideal training altitude, ranging between 1,250 and 1,450 metres (4,200 to 4,800 feet) above sea level, Hanna Creek features a 4km groomed loop trail, selection of 9m wide competition trails and 25 shooting lanes located under the surrounding Monashee Mountains.

Opened in 2006 to host the BC Winter Games, the range underwent an expansion to bring it up to National Team standards including lengthening the trail loop to 5km and increasing the shooting lanes from 15 to 25, and purchasing new certified targets and mats with continual grooming possible.

Situated among a towering forest of cedar and spruce trees with inspiring views of the Monashee mountains Hanna Creek`s high elevation and consistent snowfall provide ideal training opportunities from mid November through late April.

Adjacent to and connected to the Black Jack Cross Country Ski club which features an additional 30 plus kilometres of trails and 20 km from the Castlegar Nordic Club`s 45 kilometres of groomed trails the Hanna Creek Biathlon is ideally situated in the center of a multi venue Nordic skiing destination.

Hosting Portfolio: 
  • BC Winter Games-2006
Fast Facts: 

Groomed Trails: 4km (connected to Black Jack Club`s 30+ km of groomed trails)
: 1,420-1,500 meters
Average Snowfall
: 750cm / 300 in
: Early November –Late April Shooting Lanes: 15 expanding to 22
Shooting Lanes: 25


12 km from downtown Rossland, Hanna Creek is a 15 minute drive from Rossland and located 8 km from the Black Jack Nordic Club and 20 km from the Castlegar Nordic Club. The Nordic ski destination is only a twenty minute drive north of the Canada/US Border, a 2.5 hour drive from Spokane International Airport (Washington State) and 3.5 hour drive from Kelowna International Airport. Red is easily accessible from major airports from both Canada and the United States. The Trail regional airport is a 20 minute drive, and Castlegar regional airport is a 30 minute drive.


Average winter temperature: -5 degrees
Celsius Low -20 degrees - Celsius, High +5
750cm + Annual Snowfall

Facility Specs: 
Year completed 2006
Seating capacity 200-500
Parking capacity 80
Medical room No
Warm up area 500m loop
Licensed for alcohol No
Official rooms Tents
Food services No
Dressing rooms Tents
Facility Specs: 
Scoreboard Portable
Sound system Portable
Owner Public
Office space No
Weight room / fitness facility No
Equipment storage Tents
Ticket box No
Media room No
Internet capability No
Hospitality room No
Contact Info: 
Hanna Creek Biathlon Range Contact: George Apel – Coach
Hwy 3B – 12km from Rossland e: gapel@telus.net
Rossland, BC p: 1-250-365-7653
VOG 1Y0 www.skiblackjack.ca