Foire Aux Questions

Where and when is the event?

Alpinum Biathlon Impulse Tour 2020 will be held at the Biathlon stadium in Les Contamines Montjoie (Haute-Savoie, France) close to the “Foyer de Ski de Fond”. On the 29th of February, 2020.

Opening at 9 A.M.

What is Mass-Start Alpinum

This race is a Mass Start. 30 competitors, rifle carried on the back.

3 loops of 1.5km, interrupted by 2 shooting sessions (prone position and standing position)

Warning : To compete on this race, a prerequisite is needed.
Please visit this page : Mass Start Alpinum

What if I can't find a team for the relay?

There is no problem if you want to register alone, however you have to find teammates first.

You can post on our Facebook Page and we will share to our community.

What is Alpinum Biathlon Impulse Tour?

Alpinum Biathlon Impulse Tour is a biathlon competition for amateurs. We want to democratise biathlon in an ephemeral event.

This is a unique experience, a sportive and human adventure to share.

How can I get there?

Les Contamines-Montjoie is located in Haute-Savoie (France), near Switzerland and Italy.

Every information needed can be found on this website (click here)

What are the rules?

Keywords : security, experimentation and friendliness. Official rules from the International Biathlon Union (IBU) and Fédération Française de Ski (FFS) will be applied.

How many "amateur" Biathlon competition were organised?

Alpinum Biathlon Impulse Tour is organised since 2015, this year we are coming back with the same format (50 meters range, as on TV)!

Our partner Xavier from NAD organised an open competition in 2012 and 2013, at 10 meters range of shooting.

Since 2012, Alpinum Events organised more than eighty Biathlon events for company seminars. A lot of former biathletes work in our team.

Alpinum Events also organise initiation sessions for general public during summer and winter at Les Contamines-Montjoie.

Will their be meals for accompanying persons?

Yes, our traditionnal Giant Tartiflette at noon, and a refreshment bar is open all day.

You can order your meal online in the registration page (preferential tariff)

Is there a woman category or is it mixed?

The relay is mixed.

However, the individual race has a women and men ranking.

What if I've never done Biathlon?

This event is made for you, our goal is to introduce you to this universe.

During the competition, 22LR rifles will be used, but you can train with an air rifles at 10 meters range, less expensive. Shooting positions are the same.
You can learn with the ESF (french ski school). A few sessions of 10 meters shooting range with air rifles can be an asset for you.

We also provide a 50 meters shooting training session in Les Contamines-Montjoie a few days before the event.

For the nocturnal Mass Start, rules are different (rifles carried on the back, standing shooting position):

To participate, you must take 2 half-day training sessions* (shooting at 50 meters range, handling the rifle, security rules, skiing carrying a rifle).
Those training sessions can be done by Alpinum in Les Contamines-Montjoie (dates and tariffs to come) or by our partners (list, contacts and tariffs to come)

*In the event of non-fulfillment the day of the event, we reserve the right to cancel your registration.

What if I don't know how to cross-country ski?

This event has a friendly atmosphere, but it’s also a competition.

You must be able to ski three times a 1.5km loop with ascents and slopes.

You have until the event to learn, we advice to ask for cross-country skiing lessons to a ski school.  (

Classic Skis or Skate Skis?

We strongly suggest to come with Skate skis.

Do I bring my cross-country skies?

Yes, you must come with your skies.
If you can’t, you can lend skies here.

Is Biathlon equipment provided?

Yes of course, 22LR Biathlon rifles are lended by the organisation.

Shooting with a rifle?

Safety rules and a shooting initiation are scheduled with a coach before the races, from 9.15 to 10.15 A.M.

Beforehand, you can train with the ESF (french ski school) or in a FFS club. A few sessions of 10 meters shooting range with air rifles can be an asset for you.

We also provide a 50 meters shooting training session in Les Contamines-Montjoie a few days before the event.

I need an accommodation in the area

We invite you to contact the Office du tourisme des Contamines Montjoie at 04 50 47 05 10

or by email

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