Snowies MTB Festival 2021By Melissa Roberts | 25-10-19
BREAKING NEWS FOR SNOWIES MTB 2020
The Snowies MTB Festival is back in 2020 with the iconic Snowy Mountains playing host to the one of Australia’s most iconic MTB stage races.
In 2020 two new course options have been added including the 90k Brumby and 128k Wild Brumby.
And, what everyone has been waiting for, The Wild Brumby will include the all new Snowy Legends Descent from the top of Thredbo to Gaden in Jindabyne with the much anticipated opening of the Lower Thredbo Valley Track (TVT).
THE WILD BRUMBY | 6 STAGES | 3 DAYS | 128K
The Wild Brumby is for riders ready to tackle the very best and toughest riding on offer in the Snowy Mountains.
It’s a hardcore challenge for hardcore riders which includes the NEW Snowy Legends Descent where competitors depart from the top of Gunbarrel chair, in the shadow of Australia’s highest peak, Mt Kosciuszko to ride the full expanse of the Thredbo Valley to Gaden in Jindabyne.
This epic stage includes a new flowing, downhill trail being developed at Thredbo resort, the upper TVT, the Lake Crackenback resort trails and the newly opened Lower TVT, a technically challenging remote wilderness trail, where riders will discover more of the best technical riding found anywhere in Australia.
With the event hub at an altitude of 1,260m, The Wild Brumby includes 6 diverse stages covering 128k of rugged mountain terrain including over 90% single track riding. It tests rider’s strength, speed, stamina, endurance and technical skills across constantly changing and varied terrain throughout the stages.
All this while also experiencing some of the most spectacular mountain vistas, expansive lakeside views, a chairlift to Eagles Nest, epic suspension bridges, a race against our very own ‘Man from Snowy River’ and the most stunning river valley and mountain scenery found anywhere in the world.
EASY LOGISTICS WITH MINIMAL TRAVELLING
All of this diverse riding is located within an area of just 35km. This means that it’s easy and convenient for riders with a maximum travel time to stages of just 22mins.
No need to pack up and move each day, riders can choose accommodation options ranging from camping to 5 star in the area; or even choose to stay right in the heart of the action at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa or Thredbo Resort.
Imagine, just hop out of bed, take in a leisurely breakfast and then jump on your bike and enjoy the ride.
THE BRUMBY | 5 STAGES | 3 DAYS | 90K
The Brumby is for riders who want to discover all the thrills of riding the Snowies minus the more technical riding. It includes all the usual stages of the Snowies MTB Festival including the Thredbo Summit Smash, Lake 2 Lake, Gravity Check, Time Trial and Release the Cracken, minus the technical downhill and the remote Lower TVT and a shorter 30k stage on Sunday.
Share the riding between 2 or 3 riders in The Wild Brumby or 2 riders in The Brumby.
SUNDAY XC MTB EVENT
If one day of action is all you’re after, Sunday offers the 45k marathon, 30k or 15k XC MTB events.
THE WILD BRUMBY | 6 STAGES | 128K
STAGE 1: THREDBO SUMMIT SMASH 19.5K
Fri 10am | Smash it up on the 19.5km ascent climbing 533m from Lake Crackenback to Thredbo Resort
STAGE 2: LAKE 2 LAKE 16.2K
Fri 3pm | 16.2km XC race. Discover the beauty of Lake Jindabyne as Stage 2 takes riders on an epic journey around this stunning foreshore. Stage 2a starts at Claypits Park in Jindabyne and finishes at Hatchery Bay, followed by a 15min break at Hatchery Bay and then into Stage 2b from Hatchery Bay back to Claypits Park.
STAGE 3: RICOCHET | NEW THREDBO STAGE 6K
Sat 9am | Stay tuned in 2020 for Ricochet, a new flowing downhill stage at Thredbo Resort. After a stunning chairlift ride to the start, be one of the first to experience this all new trail, being built in 2019.
STAGE 4: SNOWY LEGENDS DESCENT 35.5K
Sat 9:15am | Join us on one of Australia’s epic mountain descents with all the thrills and exhilaration of this 35.5km roller coaster ride from Thredbo following the spectacular Thredbo Valley alongside the Thredbo river to Gaden in Jindabyne.
STAGE 5: HAPPY HOUR TIME TRIAL 5.5K
Sat 4:00pm | 5.5km Time Trial Lap finishing at the Alpine Larder in time for Happy Hour
STAGE 6: RELEASE THE CRACKEN 45K
Sun 8:30am | Finish up with 45k’s of epic riding as we Release the Cracken! on the 15k XC circuit in and around Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa.
THE BRUMBY | 5 STAGES | 90K
- Fri 10am | STAGE 1: THREDBO SUMMIT SMASH 19.5k
- Fri 3pm | STAGE 2: LAKE 2 LAKE 16.2k
- Sat 11am | STAGE 4: GRAVITY CHECK 18.5k
- Sat 4pm | STAGE 5: HAPPY HOUR TIME TRIAL 5.5k
- Sun 8:30am | STAGE 6: RELEASE THE CRACKEN 30k