Emma Lunder

Birth Date
September 2, 1991
Years Practicing
Vernon, BC
Canmore, BC

Notable Events

Racing to a 2nd place finish at the IBU Cups in Canmore, AB this past winter. My first podium ever in an international competition, and I could not have been happier to do it on the amazing trails I train on year-round with the support of family, friends, coaches and teammates who live here!

Early Memory

Participating in my first Biathlon BC training camp in 2008. I had never realized the calibre of training that full-time athletes do on a daily basis, and it was an eye-opening experience that left me a) extremely exhausted b) motivated beyond belief and c) realizing how far I wanted to go in this sport.

On Your Playlist

If I’m getting pumped for a workout or race my top three songs are Wild Wild Love - Pitbull ft. G.R.L, Girl On Fire - Alicia Keys, Warrior - Imagine Dragons. For an afternoon jog, or wanting to zone out in a hotel room in Europe I slow it down with Burning Gold - Christian Perri, Wonderland - Taylor Swift, and Take Me Up - Coleman Hell.

Current/Best Read

#1 The Bees - Laline Paull   #2 Gold - Chris Cleave  #3 The Orenda - Joseph Boyden

Words To Live By

“A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor” - English Proverb.


My name is Emma Lunder, and I compete in biathlon which is a combination of cross-country skiing and rifle marksmanship. I grew up in Vernon, BC and have been living and training in Canmore, AB for the past 5 years. I first started in biathlon in 2006 through the Sea Cadet program, and started competing in civilian biathlon in 2008. When I’m not training I can be found working on online university courses through Athabasca University, towards a degree that I have not yet decided upon! I am also a part-time barista at the Canmore Starbucks, and love having a few shifts a week to totally shift my focus from training and racing to latte art and getting to know local customers. I consider myself to be a very cheerful, energetic gal who loves exploring in the mountains with my teammates! I am always setting goals for myself and doing everything in my power to exceed them, and am not one to turn down a challenge. In my downtime I can be found biking home with a backpack full of books from the Canmore library, slacklining by the river, or picnicking in the mountains with friends. I’ve been a member of the senior national team for the past two years, and in March 2014 I competed at my first ever World Cup in Pokljuka, Slovenia and totally surprised myself by placing 30th. That race has left me hungry for more, and I cannot wait to get racing on the World Cup circuit again!