The facility will give youth and adults of all abilities the chance to participate in the winter Olympic sport that combines cross country skiing and shooting.
“This venue will not only be for able bodied athletes but also Paralympic athletes. The reputation is out there that we provide great training and facilities even with the limited infrastructure that we have now, and that's only gonna escalate once the world class venue is built.” said Robert Rosser, President of the Casper Mountain Biathlon Club.
Along with several grants and supporters, the latest 150-thousand dollar grant from the Daniels Fund has been a big help.
“This grant is awesome because it has brought us to 95 percent of our $1.6 million funding raising goal for phase one.” said Cathy Rosser of the Casper Mountain Biathlon Club.
“Phase one will have a couple of essential buildings as well as nine lanes of targets.” said Robert Rosser.
Phase two will add up to 30 lanes of targets and a timing system, phase three a lit roller skiing loop to train at night, and phase four includes additional buildings and a physiology lab.
“The potential is there for us to host international Paralympic committee world cups, so athletes from around the world not just North America will attend races and competitions up on Casper Mountain.” said Robert Rosser
“It's amazing, it started as just a small group of folks with a dream of starting a biathlon range and a biathlon program and now the whole community is behind us.” said Cathy Rosser.