Lake Placid, New York, will host the 2026 International Biathlon Union Cup at Mt Van Hoevenberg at its new biathlon stadium and renovated competition area.
The New York Olympic Regional Development Authority made the announcement on Monday after the new IBU Executive Board met in Salzburg this past week and announced the full calendar for the IBU Cup was confirmed for the seasons 2024–2025 and 2025–2026 based on recommendations by the IBU’s Technical Committee.
Mt Van Hoevenberg recently underwent renovations that included a new biathlon stadium, homologated trails, expanded snowmaking and a 55,000 square-foot Mountain Pass Lodge. Mt Van Hoevenberg hosted US Biathlon’s National Championships last March and saw the largest field of competitors ever for the sport on US soil. The venue will soon host the Lake Placid 2023 FISU Winter World University Games with international biathlon events in January.
The IBU Cup is the second-rank competition in biathlon after the Biathlon World Cup. The IBU Cup season lasts from November to March and the athlete with the highest overall total score for all disciplines of the IBU Cup season is awarded the Big Crystal Globe trophy.