US Biathlon

Methow Valley Biathlon Program Director

Programs: Methow Valley Biathlon (MVB), Methow Valley Nordic Team, MVNSEF adult programs Commitment: part-time summer, full-time winter
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Compensation: $30-50k annually, including salary and overtime

Reports to: MVNSEF Executive Director, MVNT Program Director Primary Location(s): MVNSEF office, variable

Summary of Position: The MVB Program Director sets the tone and ensures Methow Valley Biathlon fulfills the mission and vision of MVNSEF. This person will also coach with other branches of the organization to the fulfill MVNSEF’s mission and vision. This right candidate for this position:

  • Is an enthusiastic leader who connects positively with kids, parents, volunteers, and community members.

  • Functions as team manager: supervising coaching staff and overseeing administrative, coaching, and logistical aspects of the program’s operation.

  • Implements a positive, cohesive, welcoming team culture which promotes personal and group excellence, the development of life skills thru - and lifelong involvement in - biathlon, cross- country skiing and outdoor activities.

  • Ensures that the needs of the team are met and provide solutions when they are not.


2017 Lefthand Anschutz 1827L Forthen Biathlon Spring .22

A lefty Anschutz 1827L Forthen Biathlon Spring .22 rifle purchased new in 2017 with an Anschutz 6827 rear sight, hand stop and arm sling, and the comfort light v2.0 carrying harness. It also has a hard and soft traveling case, included. Retail price was $4400 for the rifle alone, and I'm looking for $3500 for the package.
Contact information:
Nina Armstrong


Electronic Rifles on Target in Alaska (by John Farra - Director of Sport Development

Thanks to an IBU grant US Biathlon has been provided the opportunity to introduce Youth, Juniors, and developing Biathlon communities to Biathlon this winter. The 10 rifles arrived just in time to make their way to Alaska, where they were used first by the Junior skiers from Juneau, Alaska who are coached by Fort Kents own Jordan Tanguay. After retiring from competitive Biathlon, Tanguay found her way into coaching and is now leading the charge to begin a US Biathlon Club and regular program in Juneau. The XC program has over 100 XC skiers presently and Jordan knows that many of the athletes are very excited to get more involved in Biathlon, so she is putting together a strategic plan aimed to raise the community support and the funds needed to get quality Biathlon rifles into the hand of the athletes. 

Kikkan tests out the USBA laser rifles

And while primarily focused on racing the Besh Cup Junior National Qualifiers in Palmer, Alaska this past weekend, the 5 athletes representing Juneau were able to shoot the laser rifles in the evening in the comfort of their lodging. The focused sharp shooting, eventually turned into an organic team mixed relay for all the bragging rights.
Before the rifles were packed up one pretty famous Alaskan, who happens to be an Olympic Champion & World Championship medalist, Kikkan Randall, was offered the chance to give it a shot in Anchorage. Kikkan is the Director of the Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage (NSAA) which oversees the world Class 30 point range at Kincaid Park in Anchorage, and she was impressed by the fun and simplicity of the Electronic rifles. And of course she shot clean... even when provoked to pick up the pace like it was a race! Great to have Kikkan leading NSAA and supporting the future of Biathlon in Anchorage. 

Biathlon Laser target prctice

Next up the electronic rifles will make their way to Soldier Hollow in Utah for the Super Qualifier for the Far West, Intermountain, and Rocky Mtn Junior Divisions of US Skiing. Soldier Hollow will host a Try-It Biathlon Friday & Saturday from 11am-1pm and will host a race on Sunday for interested Youth & Juniors.  
USBA member Clubs that would like to request use of the electronic rifles for specific events this winter, please contact John Farra at
Biathlon Laser guns


ASC (Auburn Ski Club) is seeking candidates to fill the position of Head Biathlon and XC Coach at the ASC training center on Donner Summit in California. The XC and Biathlon program has 100+ athletes ranging from development teams through masters athletes, regional High School teams, and national/international competition. ASC has a dedicated training/competition venue for cross country and biathlon at ASC.  Successful candidates must demonstrate a passion for inspiring and growing athletes at all levels. Resumes and questions can be submitted to Gus Johnson,