Name: Max Durtschi
Sport: Biathlon
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 165 lbs
Hometown: Ketchum, Idaho
Coach(es): Vegard Bitnes
World Championship Experience
  • 2019 World Championships (Ostersund, SWE) - 93rd in sprint
Other Career Highlights
  • 2019 US Biathlon National Championships (Jericho, Vt.) - 4th in sprint / 3rd in pursuit / 8th in super sprint
  • 2019 Open European Championships (Minsk-Raubichi, BLR) - 15th in mixed relay / 29th in sprint / 44th in pursuit
Hometown: Ketchum, Idaho 
School: Dartmouth College 
Height: 6' 2" 
Weight: 165 lbs 
Current Location: Lake Placid, N.Y./Hanover, N.H.
Hobbies: Fly fishing, mountain biking, reading, watching movies.

Did you know...?


  • I could not live without… Good Music
  • My favorite place in the world is… The Rocky Mountains
  • My dream vacation spot is…  Italian Alps
  • When traveling, the thing I miss the most is… Friends, Family, and My Dogs
  • My favorite meal is… Scrambled Eggs, Baked Beans, and Toast
  • Favorite quote is... “Touch a thistle timidly and it pricks you; grasp it boldly and its spines crumble.” ~ Admiral William Halsey.
  • If I were not an athlete, I would be… Missing an important part of my life!


Max’s athletic career was born out of a love for the outdoors.  Raised in the Rocky Mountains of Ketchum, Idaho, he grew up skiing, hiking, cycling, backpacking, and fishing in the wilderness.  As he grew older, Max became a competitive racer in both cross-country skiing and cycling.  In 2009, he represented the United States internationally in both sports.  Balancing skiing, cycling, and school provided a lot of joy and excitement growing up.

At the age of 18, Max signed his first professional cycling contract.  He raced as a professional for four season (2010-2013).  In addition, he was a six-year member of the United States National Cycling team (2008-2013), and a two-time national champion (2009).

Since retiring from cycling, Max has competed internationally in biathlon since 2014.  He has represented United States Biathlon on the World Cup circuit, and at the World Championships.  Additionally, Max works as a bio-medical researcher at the Thayer School of Engineering and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.


Biathlon Since:  
Member of National Team since:  2014  
Skis:  Rossignol
Boots:  Alpina
Poles:  One Way
Coach:  Vegard Bitnes


62 SP 2018/19 Antholz (ITA) WC
71 SI 2018/19 Canmore (CAN) WC
84 SP 2015/16 Canmore (CAN) WC
91 SP 2021/22 Ruhpolding (GER) WC
93 SP 2018/19 Ostersund (SWE) WCH
98 SP 2020/21 Oberhof (GER) WC
102 IN 2018/19 Pokljuka (SLO) WC
103 SP 2018/19 Ruhpolding (GER) WC
108 SP 2018/19 Pokljuka (SLO) WC