• Snowies MTB Festival | 3 Days

    Date

    Fri 3 Feb - Sun 5 Feb 2023
  • Snowies Mountain Bike Festival

    Date

    3-5 Feb 2023
Fri 9 Feb - Sun 11 Feb 24

Snowies MTB Festival

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PHOTOSRESULTS
Overview
COURSES
STAGE 1
STAGE 2
STAGE 3
STAGE 4
STAGE 5
rider info
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Events

WILD BRUMBY | Stage Race
BRUMBY | Stage Race
WEEKEND RIDER | 2 Days 
DAY RIDER | 1 Day

Snowy Mountains

Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa & Thredbo Resort

CLIMATE

Summer 24-27 Degrees

PRIZE POOL

$5,000

WELCOME TO SNOWIES MTB FESTIVAL

IT'S LUXURY AND ATMOSPHERE ALL THE WAY!....

Start and finish your journey at our host resort Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa nestled in the Snowy Mountains heartland.  Yes, your journey will be a hardcore ride but before and after it’s luxury all the way with all the facilities you’d expect at one of the country’s most beloved 4.5 star resorts.  And it’s an even better base for all your family and friends who’ll be there to cheer you on.

YOUR ULTIMATE MTB HIGH!.....

And now we’ve got your race base sorted, get ready for an endorphin overload as you head out onto your ultimate MTB high.

Each stage has its own unique high-country character and terrain and includes the perfect mix of fast flowing single track, downhill descents, undulating climbs, techy challenges and groomed trails including 2355m of vertical climbing and descending.  If riding up hills and barrelling down descents at full speed tickles your fancy, it’s time to saddle up and immerse yourself in the Snowies High Country.

AND THE KICKER… a one off chance to ride the FULL LENGTH of the Iconic Thredbo Valley Track on CLOSED TRAILS

This legendary trail is a MUST DO on your MTB bucket list and Stage 3 Snowies Legends Descent is the only time you can experience, without interruption, the pure exhilaration of 42km of sheer Mountain Bike heaven from top to bottom.

Throughout the stages, immerse yourself in the Thredbo Valley as you traverse the banks of the Thredbo River on super fun trails that climb and descend on an epic high-country roller-coaster ride.  Ride the trails overlooking Lake Jindabyne, take in the snow gum forests pierced by crystal clear mountain streams as well as Alpine meadows and granite outcrops. And even race our very own ‘Man from Snowy River’ on the trail network from Lake Crackenback Resort, the launchpad to some of the world’s best rideable terrain.

Forget the tarmac and gravel, this is unadulterated mountain bike heaven in the heart of the Snowies.

A STAGE RACE... WITH EPIC RIDING... BUT NO LABOROIOUS TRAVEL AND MOVING?

That’s right you asked, and the Snowies have delivered. This world class riding is all within a 18km radius.  And, for stages away from the resort there’s a bus to transport you and your bike the 10 minutes to your destination. So, you, your family and your mates can just sit back and enjoy the atmos’ and mountain air.

WHATEVER YOUR RIDE... THE SNOWIES HAS SOMETHING FOR YOU.

New to Mountain Biking? Love going Full Gas? Looking for a MTB Holiday?  Elite Racer? Junior Rider? Family? e-Bike? Team of Mates?.....

Whatever your riding passion Snowies 2024 is ready to deliver with courses for all comers.

YOUR COURSE OF CHOICE.

Riders can choose to take the reigns and saddle up for the:

  • 3-DAY STAGE RACE | 3 Days | 5 Stages
  • WEEKEND RIDER | 2 Days (Sat & Sun) | 3 Stages
  • DAY RIDER | 1 Day | 1-2 Stages (Depending on the Day)
PLUS… YOUR CHALLENGE OF CHOICE.

For each course you can then choose the level of the challenge… Wild Brumby or Brumby.

WILD BRUMBY -  For riders looking for longer and tougher.. OR

BRUMBY – For riders looking for all the thrills but with less distance and less technical riding.

FROM LESS THAN $250 FOR A THREE DAY STAGE RACE .... NO!

YES!  It’s true!  At In2Adventure the team work hard to keep overheads to a minimum so we can deliver a value event at a price everyone can afford… but it still includes all the bells and whistles you'd expect at one of Australia's premium MTB Stage Races.  And, lower entry fees means you and your family have more $ to spend on your unforgettable holiday to the mountains.

FORGET APRES SKI... IT'S TIME FOR APRES MTB…

With the Alpine Larder just a few pedal pushes from the finish line we’ve got the Social Scene covered.  Regarded as one of the most relaxed and welcoming MTB stage races in Australia you’ll have as much fun off the bike as you do on it.  Enjoy time with your mates, make some new ones and share your war stories over a bevvy or two.

We all agree, a beer and pizza always tastes so much better surrounded by your best mates, a mountain vista and fresh mountain air, after a big day pushing out the k’s on the trails.

PLUS, there’s all the activities on offer at our race base.  After all, what’s an MTB Race without onsite accommodation, a spa, golf course, alpine lake, heated indoor pool and sauna, tennis courts, kids playground, archery, trampolines, canoeing, trout fishing, ropes course and disc golf on site!

Let’s hope you can tear your family and mates away long enough to cheer you on your way ?

PLUS.. you better make sure you leave some time to explore more of the Snowies playground. Climb to the top of Australia’s highest peak, ride horses through untouched bushland and fish in crystal clear streams. Then refuel classic country pubs, boutique wineries and trendy craft breweries.

Snowy Mtns, NSW

Courses

Wild Brumby Stage Race | 3 Days | 5 Stages | 114km

Wild Brumby sTAGE rACE | 3 days | 5 stages | 114 epic km

The Snowies MTB Wild Brumby Course is where true Aussie legends are made.  If you’re ready to Ride Boldly to tackle the very best and toughest riding at Australia’s most iconic mountain bike event, then the Wild Brumby is the course for you.

The Wild Brumby stages are slightly longer and also include some of the more remote and technical riding in this spectacular destination.

Yes, it might be hardcore, but rest assured for every ounce of grit, sweat and determination you put in you’ll be rewarded ten-fold by this spectacular destination, its sights, its scenery, it’s mystique and it’s legendary MTB trails.

Racing through mountain ranges both high and breathtaking, traversing crystal-clear mountain streams, powering over iconic suspension bridges, tackling rugged and remote terrain. Experience all of this on flowing single track trails that descend and ascend the mountain peaks and ridges on trails that have been masterfully carved and woven into the legend that is the Snowy Mountains.

If this is your MTB experience of choice, then get ready for one epic adventure on a bike at the Wild Brumby.

The Wild Brumby course includes 5 unique stages across 3 days (Fri – Sun) and includes the most talked about stage in the country, The Snowy Legends Descent. 

Riders depart from Thredbo in the shadow of Australia’s highest peak, Mt Kosciuszko and ride the full expanse of the Thredbo Valley on closed trails.  This is the only time riders have the opportunity to ride this legendary trail on closed tracks, so be ready to squeeze every ounce of exhilaration out of the epic 39.5km of the Thredbo Valley Track.

Wild Brumby stages 

STAGE 1: THREDBO SUMMIT SMASH 19.5k

Fri 8:30am | Smash it up on the 19.5km ascent, climbing 533m from Lake Crackenback to Thredbo Resort

STAGE 2: ALPINE DOUBLE BUNGA 10.5k

Fri 3:00Pm | Choose your route Alpine Blue or Jindy Red to make your mark at Bungarra Alpine Centre in Jindabyne

Fri 3pm |  Based in Jindabyne Stage 2 adds a new twist to the Snowies MTB riding experience.

STAGE 3: SNOWY LEGENDS DESCENT 42k

Sat 8:00am | This is one of Australia’s epic mountain descents.  It includes all the thrills and exhilaration of a 42km roller coaster ride taking riders from Thredbo to Gaden traversing the spectacular Thredbo Valley alongside the Thredbo river.

STAGE 4: HAPPY HOUR CHASE 5.5k

Sat 4:00pm | Fast & furious 5.5km Chase Lap finishing at the Alpine Larder in time for Happy Hour

STAGE 5: RELEASE THE CRACKEN 36k

Sun 8:00am | Finish up with 36k’s of epic riding as we Release the Cracken! on the 12k XC circuit in and around Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa.

Brumby Stage Race | 3 days | 5 Stages |  75km

Brumby Stage Race | 3 Days | 5 Stages | 75km

If you’re ready to Ride Boldly to tackle the very best and scenic riding at Australia’s most iconic mountain bike event, then Brumby is the course for you.

The Brumby course includes the same 5 stages as the Wild Brumby, ridden across 3 days (Fri – Sun) but the distances are a bit shorter and the riding is a bit less technical and not as remote.

So, what does that mean? Well, it means loads of fun riding, with slightly less training required and more post-race celebration time. 

Racing through mountain ranges both high and breathtaking, traversing crystal-clear mountain streams, and powering over iconic suspension bridges. In the Brumby course riders experience all of this on flowing single track trails that descend and ascend the mountain peaks and ridges on trails that have been masterfully carved and woven into the legend that is the Snowy Mountains.

Yes, the riding might be a little easier, but rest assured you’ll still experience all the sights, scenery and mystique of this legendary MTB destination so get ready for one epic adventure on a mountain bike.

Brumby StageS 

STAGE 1: THREDBO SUMMIT SMASH 19.5k

Fri 8:30am | Smash it up on the 19.5km ascent, climbing 533m from Lake Crackenback to Thredbo Resort

STAGE 2: ALPINE DOUBLE BUNGA 7k

Fri 3:00Pm | Choose your route Alpine Blue or Jindy Red to make your mark at Bungarra Alpine Centre in Jindabyne

STAGE 3: SNOWY LEGENDS DESCENT 18.5k

Sat 8:00am | This is one of Australia’s epic mountain descents.  It includes all the thrills and exhilaration of a 18.5km roller coaster ride taking riders from Thredbo to Lake Crackenback Resort traversing the spectacular Thredbo Valley alongside the Thredbo river.

STAGE 4: HAPPY HOUR CHASE 5.5k

Sat 4:00pm | Fast & furious 5.5km Chase Lap finishing at the Alpine Larder in time for Happy Hour

STAGE 5: RELEASE THE CRACKEN 24k

Sun 8:00am | Finish up with 24k’s of epic riding as we Release the Cracken! on the 12k XC circuit in and around Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa.

Weekend Wild Brumby | 2 days | 3 stages | 84km

weekend wild brumby | 2 days | 3 stages | 84km

If you’re ready to Ride Boldly and tackle the very best and toughest riding at Australia’s most iconic mountain bike event on Saturday and Sunday, then the Weekend Wild Brumby is for you.

The Weekend Wild Brumby is hosted across the weekend and includes the Wild Brumby Stages on the weekend.  The stages are slightly longer and also include some of the more remote and technical riding in this spectacular destination.

Yes, it might be hardcore, but rest assured for every ounce of grit, sweat and determination you put in you’ll be rewarded ten-fold by this spectacular destination, its sights, its scenery, it’s mystique and it’s legendary MTB trails.

Racing through mountain ranges both high and breathtaking, traversing crystal-clear mountain streams, powering over iconic suspension bridges, tackling rugged and remote terrain. Experience all of this on flowing single track trails that descend and ascend the mountain peaks and ridges on trails that have been masterfully carved and woven into the legend that is the Snowy Mountains.

If this is your MTB experience of choice, then get ready for one epic adventure on a bike at the Weekend Wild Brumby.

The Weekend Wild Brumby course includes 3 unique stages across 2 days (Sat – Sun) and includes the most talked about stage in the country, The Snowy Legends Descent. 

Riders depart from Thredbo in the shadow of Australia’s highest peak, Mt Kosciuszko and ride the full expanse of the Thredbo Valley on closed trails.  This is the only time riders have the opportunity to ride this legendary trail on closed tracks, so be ready to squeeze every ounce of exhilaration out of the epic 39.5km of the Thredbo Valley Track.

weekend wild brumby sTAGES

STAGE 3: SNOWY LEGENDS DESCENT 39.5k

Sat 8:00am | This is one of Australia’s epic mountain descents.  It includes all the thrills and exhilaration of a 39.5km roller coaster ride taking riders from Thredbo to Gaden traversing the spectacular Thredbo Valley alongside the Thredbo river.

STAGE 4: HAPPY HOUR CHASE 5.5k

Sat 4:00pm | Fast & furious 5.5km Chase Lap finishing at the Alpine Larder in time for Happy Hour

STAGE 5: RELEASE THE CRACKEN 36k

Sun 8:00am | Finish up with 36k’s of epic riding as we Release the Cracken! on the 12k XC circuit in and around Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa.

   Weekend Brumby | 2 Days | 3 Stages | 48.5km

Weekend Brumby | 2 Days | 3 Stages | 48.5k

If you’re ready to Ride Boldly to tackle two days of the very best and scenic riding at Australia’s most iconic mountain bike event, then the Weekend Brumby is the course for you.

The Weekend Brumby is hosted across Saturday and Sunday and includes the same 3 stages as the Weekend Wild Brumby, but the distances are a bit shorter and the riding is a bit less technical and not as remote.

So, what does that mean? Well, it means loads of fun riding, with slightly less training, and more post-race celebration time. 

Racing through mountain ranges both high and breathtaking, traversing crystal-clear mountain streams, and powering over iconic suspension bridges. In the Brumby course riders experience all of this on flowing single tracks that descend and ascend the mountain peaks and ridges on trails masterfully carved and woven into the legend that is the Snowy Mountains.

Yes, the riding might be a little easier, but rest assured you’ll still experience all the sights, scenery and mystique of this legendary MTB destination so get ready for one epic adventure on a mountain bike.

Weekend Brumby Stages

STAGE 3: SNOWY LEGENDS DESCENT 18.5k

Sat 8:00am | This is one of Australia’s epic mountain descents.  It includes all the thrills and exhilaration of a 18.5km roller coaster ride taking riders from Thredbo to Lake Crackenback Resort traversing the spectacular Thredbo Valley alongside the Thredbo river.

STAGE 4: HAPPY HOUR CHASE 5.5k

Sat 4:00pm | Fast & furious 5.5km Chase Lap finishing at the Alpine Larder in time for Happy Hour

STAGE 5: RELEASE THE CRACKEN 24k

Sun 8:00am | Finish up with 24k’s of epic riding as we Release the Cracken! on the 12k XC circuit in and around Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa.

Day Rider | 1 Day | 1-2 stages

Day Rider | Wild Brumby or Brumby | 1 Day | 1-2 stages

  • FRIDAY - 2 Stages: Stage 1 Thredbo Summit Smash & Stage 2 The Wollondibby
  • SATURDAY - 2 Stages: Stage 3 Snowies Legends Descent & Stage 4 Happy Hour Chase
  • SUNDAY - 1 Stage: Stage 5 Release the Cracken

If time is short, Snowies MTB Festival offers the option to enjoy this epic destination for just one day, but be warned, we know when you get there you'll wished you'd stayed for more!

As a Day Rider you have the choice to go hard in the Wild Brumby or take it a bit easier in the Brumby course.

Enter as a Day Rider for Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

FRIDAY DAY RIDER
Wild Brumby
Brumby
STAGE 1: THREDBO SUMMIT SMASH 19.5k
Fri 8:30am | Smash it up on the 19.5km ascent, climbing 533m from Lake Crackenback to Thredbo Resort
STAGE 1: THREDBO SUMMIT SMASH 19.5k
Fri 8:30am | Smash it up on the 19.5km ascent, climbing 533m from Lake Crackenback to Thredbo Resort
STAGE 2: Alpine Double Bunga 10.5k
Fri 3pm |  Based in Jindabyne Stage 2 adds a new twist to the Snowies MTB riding experience.
STAGE 2: Alpine Double Bunga 7k
Fri 3pm |  Based in Jindabyne Stage 2 adds a new twist to the Snowies MTB riding experience.
SATURDAY DAY RIDER
Wild Brumby
Brumby
STAGE 3: SNOWY LEGENDS DESCENT 42k
Sat 8:00am | This is one of Australia’s epic mountain descents.  It includes all the thrills and exhilaration of a 39.5km roller coaster ride taking riders from Thredbo to Gaden traversing the spectacular Thredbo Valley alongside the Thredbo river.
STAGE 3: SNOWY LEGENDS DESCENT 18.5k
Sat 8:00am | This is one of Australia’s epic mountain descents.  It includes all the thrills and exhilaration of a 18.5km roller coaster ride taking riders from Thredbo to Lake Crackenback Resort traversing the spectacular Thredbo Valley alongside the Thredbo river.
STAGE 4: HAPPY HOUR CHASE 5.5k
Sat 4:00pm | Fast & furious 5.5km Chase Lap finishing at the Alpine Larder in time for Happy Hour
STAGE 4: HAPPY HOUR CHASE 5.5k
Sat 4:00pm | Fast & furious 5.5km Chase Lap finishing at the Alpine Larder in time for Happy Hour
SUNDAY DAY RIDER
Wild Brumby
Brumby
Colts
STAGE 5: RELEASE THE CRACKEN 36k
Sun 8:00am | This is 36k’s of epic riding as we Release the Cracken! for 3 laps of the 12k XC circuit in and around Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa.
STAGE 5: RELEASE THE CRACKEN 24k
Sun 8:00am | This is 24k’s of epic riding as we Release the Cracken! for 2 laps of the 12k XC circuit in and around Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa.
STAGE 5: RELEASE THE CRACKEN 12k
Sun 8:00am | This is 12k’s of epic riding as we Release the Cracken! for one lap of the 12k XC circuit in and around Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa.
  RELAY TEAM | 3 Days | 5 Stages 

Relay Team | Stage Race | 2 Riders | wild Brumby & Brumby course

The Team Relay offers riders the opportunity to share the riding between two riders in the stage race.  It's not a pairs event, you won't be riding together, but you'll sharre the riding and catch up with each other as you change over for the various stages.

The team relay is an option in the Stage Race and you can choose to go hardcore in the Wild Brumby course or take it a little easier in the Brumby course.

THE WILD BRUMBY TEAMS RELAY
  • Teams are made up of two riders. You and a mate!
  • Only one member of the team may race at any time and only the designated rider is permitted on the course.  So, that means more celebration time for one of you.  Who gets the best rest breaks is up to you!
  • Each member of the team must complete at least 2 of the first 4 stages.  We have to share the love!
  • Stage 3 Snowy Legends Descent | Team relay riders are permitted to change at the midway point at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa, so a great opportunity to meet up at the Alpine Larder at the changeover point.
  • Each member of the team must complete at least 1 lap of Sunday’s 36km Release the Cracken Stage.  Who's legs are screaming least?  Can you take two more laps or just one?  It's up to you!
  • For our team relay e-bike riders, if one or more of the team is riding an ebike, the team will be allocated to the ebike category.
THE BRUMBY TEAM RELAY
  • Teams are made up of two riders. You and a mate!
  • Only one member of the team may race at any time and only the designated rider is permitted on the course.  So, that means more celebration time for one of you.  Who gets the best rest breaks is up to you!
  • Each member of the team must complete at least 2 of the first 4 stages.  We have to share the love!
  • Each member of the team must complete at least 1 lap of Sunday’s 24km Release the Cracken Stage.  Will you be up early for lap 1, or enjoy a bit of a sleepin for lap 2!  It's up to you.
  • For our team relay e-bike riders, if one or more of the team is riding an ebike, the team will be allocated to the ebike category.

stage 1 | thredbo summit smash

Thredbo Summit Smash Overview

about the thredbo summit smash

FAST FACTS
DAYAM Friday
DISTANCE19.5k
START TIME8:30am
STAGE STARTLake Crackenback Resort
STAGE FINISHFriday Flat, Thredbo
GAIN/LOSS+533m
TRAILSSingle Track: 18.5k

Fire Trail: 650m

Seald Road: 350m

Suspension Bridges: 5

Stage 1 gives riders a chance to show the Snowies who’s boss with a 19.5km race up the Thredbo Valley.

Competitors will be challenged by this world class trail which meanders along the banks of the famous Thredbo River.  Riders can maintain flow, undulating through open grasslands, thick eucalyptus forests and open woodlands.  

Think this is a boring uphill slog? THINK AGAIN!

With an elevation change of 533m, yes, you’ll be gaining height, but you’ll be doing it along deceptively undulating single track that twists and turns with flowing descents along the way to Friday Flat at Thredbo.

And the Scenery!….

Even though you’re racing hard, riders will enjoy some of the most spectacular views in the Snowy Mountains Region as the Thredbo Valley Trail leads you on a gradual climb through diverse landscape including mountain ash forest, snow gum woodlands, riverine woodlands, crystal clear mountain streams, wet heath and sub alpine grasslands.

Among the many highlights of the trail are the numerous suspension bridges spanning the river, offering riders a brief reprieve from the sound of rubber on dirt, as well as spectacular views of the Thredbo River from above.

During this stage riders will be afforded rewarding views of Porcupine Rocks exploding out of the rugged realms of the Ramshead Range, and discover a hidden gem in the Muzzelwood Wetlands.

Maps

Thredbo Summit Smash Map 

Timetable

Thredbo Summit Smash Timetable

TIMEEVENTLOCATION
Thursday 8th
5:00pmCheck In 1 | Open
Stage Race and Friday Day Riders
Lake Crackenback Resort (LCR), Race Office
7:00pmCheck In 1 | ClosedLCR, Race Office
Friday 9th AMStage 1
6:30amCheck In 2 | Open
Stage Race and Friday Day Riders
LCR, Race Office
6:30amBus Equipment Transport Open
Equipment Bag to Thredbo
LCR
7:45amCheck In 2 | ClosedLCR, Race Office
8:00amEvent Briefing | Stage 1
Compulsory for all Riders
LCR
8:30amStage 1 Start
Thredbo Summit Smash
LCR
10:30amBus - Thredbo to LCR
Bookings Essential
Friday Flat, Thredbo
11:45amBus - Thredbo to LCR
Last Bus Departs
Friday Flat, Thredbo
2:15pmPresentations | Stage 1
Elite and Age Group,
Stage 1 and Leaders Jerseys
Jindabyne
*LCR = Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa
Start & Check In

Start of Thredbo Summit Smash

RIDER STATUS CHECK IN

If not starting a stage, riders are required to check in BEFORE the stage start.  Please send a Text Message to: 0400 494 663 including the following details:

  • Your Name
  • Your Race Number
  • The Stage you will not be taking part in and reason.
STAGE START

The start for the Thredbo Summit Smash will be a Mass Rolling Start.

Lead out by our very own 'Man from Snowy River', riders will traverse along Bullocks Drive and make a left turn onto Little Thredbo Road before the hooter sounds and it's a race up the hill on Little Thredbo Road and then into the resort Single Track.

Travel, Equipment Transport and Support

Thredbo Summit Smash Stage Travel, Equipment & Support

STAGE STARTLake Crackenback Resort & Spa
STAGE FINISHFriday Flat, Thredbo
PARKINGParking is available at the start at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa and at the finish line in the public car parks at Thredbo Resort
RIDER BAG TRANSPORTA free service is available for riders to transport a small equipment bag from Lake Crackenback Resort to the finish line at Friday Flat.
RIDER BAG LOCATIONBus out front of reception. Lake Crackenback Resort
BAG DROP TIMESFriday 6:30am to 8:30am.
DRIVINGIt is a short 14min (15.6k) drive along the Alpine Way between Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa and Friday Flat, Thredbo.
Important Note: National Parks charge a fee of $17 per vehicle per day (24hrs). The pass is purchased at the toll point on the road to Thredbo. Those who wish to visit more often may choose to purchase a multi-day pass.
- View Directions
- View National Parks Entry Fees
BUS SHUTTLEFor those who have booked the bus shuttle package, buses will transport riders and bikes from the finish line at Friday Flat, Thredbo back to Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa.
A bus shuttle package is available for purchase online before 28th Jan 2024. Find out more and book online here
Presentations

Thredbo Summit Smash PRESENTATIONS

DAY: Friday

LOCATION: Jindabyne - Before the start of Stage 2

TIME: 2:15pm

STAGE 1 PRESENTATIONS

  • 1st Place All Categories
  • Age Group: GC Leaders
  • Elite: GC Leaders and Top 3
  • Fun One Prizes

stage 2 | Alpine Double Bunga

Alpine Double Bunga Overview

About the alpine double bunga

STAGE 2 FAST FACTS
DAYPM Friday
DISTANCEWILD BRUMBY
10.5k (3 x 3.5k loops)

BRUMBY
7k (2 x 3.5k laps)
START TIME3:00pm
STAGE STARTBungarra Alpine Centre, Jindabyne
STAGE FINISHBungarra Alpine Centre, Jindabyne
GAIN/LOSS+254m / -252m
TRAILSSingle Track 9.8k
Sealed Road: 400m
Fire Trail: 300m

Introducing the exhilarating Stage 2 Alpine Double Bunga, set to make waves in 2024 at the Bungarra Alpine Centre, a mere 15-minute drive from Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa.

This dynamic stage winds through the scenic mountain bushland surrounding Lake Jindabyne, offering a thrilling mix of flow trails, epic berms, and speedy single tracks, punctuated by occasional alpine climbs to keep your heart and legs pumping. Take a moment to take in the breathtaking mountain views overlooking Lake Jindabyne, immersing yourself in the splendour of this extraordinary location.

Beyond the captivating vistas and extensive single tracks, this stage demands strategic prowess from riders. The course features two loops: the Alpine Blue (3.55k) and the Jindy Red (3.57k).

  • Wild Brumby Riders: 3 Loops - 10.5k (Alpine Bue + Jindy Red + the loop of your choice, in any order)
  • Brumby Riders: 2 Loops - 7k (Alpine Blue + Jindy Red in any order)

Each Wild Brumby and Brumby rider must complete one lap of both the Alpine and Jindy loops. 

For Wild Brumby riders they will then complete an additional loop where they can choose between the Alpine or the Jindy route for their final lap.

The sequence in which riders tackle these laps is entirely up to them. Will you stick close to your rival's tail, or forge your own path on an alternative route? The decision is yours.

Both loops converge at the end of each lap, and riders pass through Race HQ before reaching the pivotal decision point where the loops diverge once again.

The Stage 2 Alpine Double Bunga promises an adrenaline-fueled experience, blending breathtaking scenery with strategic choices, ensuring an action packe afternoon of Mountain Biking.

Maps

Stage 2: Alpine Double Bunga Maps

STAGE 2 PRACTICE RIDE

Bungarra Alpine Centre is a private property. 

Riders will be able to do a practice lap from 2pm only on Friday 9th Feb.

Outside of this time if you wish to visit Bungarra Alpine Centre for a practice ride you will require to purchase a valid trail pass and to accept Bungarra's terms and conditions to be able to use the trails. When riding at Bungarra please only park at the ALI shed/Trail head car park.

The trails are open 7 days a week from sunrise to sunset, apart from school term times Monday – Friday between 9am and 3.30pm as they are used by ALI school programs.

For more information please visit the Bungarra Alpine Centre web page.

Timetable

Stage 2: Alpine Double Bunga timetable

TIMEEVENTLOCATION
Friday 9th PMStage 2
2:00pmCOFFEE VAN OPENS!
Course Open for Practice Ride | Until 2:45pm
From 2pm ONLY
Bungarra Alpine Centre Jindabyne
2:45pmPRESENTATIONS: STAGE 1
Elite Top 3 and Elite GC Leaders
Race HQ - Bungarra Alpine Centre Jindabyne
2:55pmRACE BRIEF – Wave 1
Elite Men and Women
Race HQ - Bungarra Alpine Centre Jindabyne
3:20pmRACE BRIEF & Stage 1 Age Group GC Presentations – Wave 2
All Age Group Women excluding EBike and Single Speed
Race HQ - Bungarra Alpine Centre, Jindabyne
3:40pmWAVE 2 START: Age Group Women
All Age Group Women excluding EBike and Single Speed
Start Line - Bungarra Alpine Centre, Jindabyne
3:40pmRACE BRIEF & Stage 1 Age Group GC Presentations – Wave 3
Age Group Men 50-59, 19-39yrs excluding EBike and Single Speed
Race HQ - Bungarra Alpine Centre, Jindabyne
4:00pmWAVE 3 START: Age Group Men
Age Group Men 50-59, 19-39yrs excluding EBike and Single Speed
Start Line - Bungarra Alpine Centre, Jindabyne
4:25pmRACE BRIEF & Stage 1 Age Group GC Presentations – Wave 4
Age Group Men 40-49, 60-69, 70+yrs excluding EBike and Single Speed
Race HQ - Bungarra Alpine Centre, Jindabyne
4:45pmWAVE 4 START: Age Group Men
Age Group Men 40-49, 60-69, 70+yrs excluding EBike and Single Speed
Start Line - Bungarra Alpine Centre, Jindabyne
4:55pmRACE BRIEF & Stage 1 Age Group GC Presentations - Wave 5
Age Group Men 13-14, 15-18yrs, ALL EBikes, ALL Teams, ALL Single Speed
Race HQ - Bungarra Alpine Centre, Jindabyne
5:15pmWAVE 5 START: Age Group Men
Age Group Men 13-14, 15-18yrs, ALL EBikes, ALL Teams, ALL Single Speed
Start Line - Bungarra Alpine Centre, Jindabyne
6:00pmStage CloseBungarra Alpine Centre
7:30pmPRESENTATIONS
- 1st Place Age Group - Stage 1 & 2: All Wild Brumby & Brumby Age Groups - (incl Stage, Weekend and Day Riders)
- Wild Brumby Age Group GC - Leaders Jersey Presentations
- Elite Top 3 & GC: Stage 2
- Snowies Fun One Giveaways
Outside Alpine Larder, Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa
Start & Check In

Start of Alpine Double Bunga

RIDER STATUS CHECK IN

If not starting a stage, riders are required to check in BEFORE the stage start.  Please send a Text Message to: 0400 494 663 including the following details:

  • Your Name
  • Your Race Number
  • The Stage you will not be taking part in and reason.
STAGE START

Stage 2 Alpine Double Bunga will start in five wave starts throughout the afternoon.  Each wave will be a mass start along 400m of sealed road before heading into the split for each loop.

WAVE START TIMERIDERS
3:00pmElite Riders - Men and Women
3:40pmAge Group Women
- All Categories excl EBike & Single Speed
4:00pmAge Group Men
- 50-59yrs
- 19-39yrs
4:45pmAge Group Men
- 40-49yrs
- 60-69yrs
- 70+yrs
5:15pmAge Group Men, Teams & All EBikes
- EBike
- Teams
- Single Speed
- 13-14yrs
- 15-16yrs
Travel, Equipment, Transport and Support

Alpine Double Bunga Stage Travel, Equipment & Support

STAGE STARTBungarra Alpine Centre, Jindabyne
STAGE FINISHBungarra Alpine Centre, Jindabyne
PARKINGParking is located at Bungarra Alpine Centre, please follow marshals directions on arrival
RIDER BAG TRANSPORTn/a
RIDER BAG DROP LOCATIONn/a
BAG DROP TIMESn/a
DRIVINGIt is a short 15mins drive from Lake Crackenback Resort to Bungarra Alpine Centre, Bungarra Lane, Jindabyne
BUS SHUTTLEn/a
Presentations

Alpine Double Bunga Presentations

DAY: Friday

LOCATION: Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa - Alpine Larder

TIME: 7:30pm

STAGE 2 PRESENTATIONS

  • 1st Place All Categories
  • Age Group: GC Leaders
  • Elite: GC Leaders and Top 3
  • Fun One Prizes

stage 3 | SNOWIES LEGENDS DESCENT

Snowies Legends Descent Overview

About the Snowies Legends Descent

STAGE 3 FAST FACTS
DAYAM Saturday
DISTANCEWild Brumby: 42k
Brumby: 18.5k
START TIME8:00am
STAGE STARTFriday Flat, Thredbo
STAGE FINISHWild Brumby: Gaden
Brumby: Lake Crackenback Resort
GAIN/LOSSWild Brumby: +515m, -961m
Brumby: -533m
TRAILSWild Brumby
- Single Track: 37km
- Fire Trail: 1,800m
- Sealed Road: 700m
- Suspension Bridges: 7

Brumby
- Single Track: 18.5k
- Fire Trail: 650m
- Seald Road: 350m
- Suspension Bridges: 5

Descend from Thredbo to Lake Crackenback and on to Gaden

HERE IT IS!  A one off chance to ride the full length of the iconic Thredbo Valley Track on CLOSED TRAILS! 

This legendary trail is a MUST DO on your MTB bucket list and Stage 3 Snowies Legends Descent is the only time you can experience, without interruption, the pure elation of 42km of sheer Mountain Bike heaven from top to bottom.

This is one of Australia’s epic mountain descents with all the thrills and exhilaration of this 42km roller coaster ride from Thredbo following the spectacular Thredbo Valley alongside the Thredbo River.

You’ll be glad you took in all the scenery of this amazing trail on your Stage 1 climb, as the fast flowing single track along the descent of the upper Thredbo Valley Track (TVT) will have you engrossed in the pure thrill and exhilaration as you remember what it’s like to be a kid again on this roller coaster ride of pure joy on iconic mountain trails.

But, it's not all easy cruising.  Once you reach the end of the upper TVT and refresh at the Feed Zone at Lake Crackenback Resort, the course takes an action-packed turn onto the Lower TVT for 17 epic kilometres of challenging remote wilderness trail.  This section features steeper sections of trail both climbing and descending with some more technical rock sections to navigate before finishing up at Gaden. 

After the trip back to Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa it’s time for some rest, relaxation as we gear up for a fast and furious Happy Hour Chase.

Maps

Snowies Legends Descent Course & Maps

WILD BRUMBY 42k - THREDBO TO GADEN
Timetable

Snowies Legends Descent Timetable

TIMEEVENTLOCATION
Friday 9th PMStage 3
7:00pmCheck In 1 | Open
Weekend Riders and Saturday Day Riders
LCR, Race Office
7:30pmCheck In 1 | ClosedLCR, Race Office
Saturday 10th AMStage 3
6:00amCheck In 2 | Open
Weekend Riders and Saturday Day Riders
LCR, Race Office
6:00amBus Equipment Transport Open
Wild Brumby Equipment Bag to Gaden
LCR
6:00amBus - LCR to Thredbo
First Bus Departs, Bookings Essential
LCR
7:00amCheck In 2 | ClosedLCR, Race Office
7:15amBus - LCR to Thredbo
Last Bus Departs
LCR
7:45amEvent Briefing | Stage 3
Compulsory for all Riders
Friday Flat, Thredbo
8:00amStage 3 Start
Snowy Legends Descent
Friday Flat
10:00amBus - Gaden to LCR
Wild Brumby Riders Only, Bookings Essential
Gaden
12:00pmBus - Gaden to LCR
Last Bus Departs Gaden
Gaden
3:00pmPresentations | Stage 3
- 1st Place All Categories
- Age Group: GC Leaders
- Elite: GC Leaders and Top 3
- Fun One Prizes
LCR, Alpine Larder
*LCR = Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa
Start & Check In

Start of Snowies Legends Descent

STAGE CHECK IN - WEEKEND RIDERS & DAY RIDERS

Weekend Riders and Day Riders are required to check in at the Race Office at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa at one of the following time:

  • Friday: 7pm to 7:30pm
  • Saturday: 6am to 7am
RIDER STATUS CHECK IN

If not starting a stage, riders are required to check in BEFORE the stage start.  Please send a Text Message to: 0400 494 663 including the following details:

  • Your Name
  • Your Race Number
  • The Stage you will not be taking part in and reason.
STAGE START

The Snowies Legends Descent is a mass start on the fire trails within Thredbo Resort.  Riders will start next to the loading point for the Gunbarrel Chair.

Travel, Equipment tRansport & Support

Snowies Legends Descent Stage Travel, Equipment & Support

STAGE STARTFriday Flat, Thredbo
STAGE FINISHWild Brumby: Gaden
Brumby: Lake Crackenback Resort
PARKINGParking is available at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa.
Parking is available at the start line in the public car parks at Thredbo Resort
Due to National Parks Restrictions, there is no parking at Gaden.
RIDER BAG TRANSPORTWild Brumby
A free service is available for Wild Brumby riders to transport a small equipment bag from Lake Crackenback Resort to the finish line at Gaden.
RIDER BAG DROP LOCATIONBus out front of reception. Lake Crackenback Resort
BAG DROP TIMESFriday 6:00am to 7:00am.
DRIVINGThredbo
It is a short 14min (15.6k) drive along the Alpine Way between Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa and Friday Flat, Thredbo.
View Directions
Important Note: National Parks charge a fee of $17 per vehicle per day (24hrs). The pass is purchased at the toll point on the road to Thredbo. Those who wish to visit more often may choose to purchase a multi-day pass.
View National Parks Entry Fees

Gaden
It is a short 19min (22k) drive along the Alpine Way between Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa and Gaden.
View Directions
BUS SHUTTLEStart Wild Brumby & Brumby: LCR to Thredbo
For those who have booked the bus shuttle package, buses will transport riders and bikes from Lake Crackenback Resort to the start line at Friday Flat, Thredbo

Finish Wild Brumby: Gaden to LCR
For those who have booked the bus shuttle package, buses will transport Wild Brumby riders and bikes from Gaden to Lake Crackenback Resort
Presentations

Snowies Legends Descent Presentations

DAY: Saturday

LOCATION: Alpine Larder, Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa - Before the start of Stage 4

TIME: 3pm

STAGE 3 PRESENTATIONS

  • 1st Place All Categories
  • Age Group: GC Leaders
  • Elite: GC Leaders and Top 3
  • Fun One Prizes

stage 4 | Happy Hour chase

Snowies Chase Overview

About the Happy Hour Chase

DAYPM Saturday
DISTANCE5.5k
START TIME4:00pm
STAGE STARTLake Crackenback Resort
STAGE FINISHLake Crackenback Resort
GAIN/LOSS-420m
TRAILSSingle Track: 4.1km
Fir Trail : 400m

As we prepare to head into the final stage of the festival on Sunday, for Stage 4, it’s time to get your race face on for a 5.5k fast and furious reverse lap of the resort as you race to chase down your closest rival to try and extend your lead while they race to pull away from you to narrow the gap.

With the Start and Finish line across from the Alpine Larder, your mates and families can cheer you on as they partake of a little Happy Hour cheer and there’ll be time for you to join them, but not before we push those screaming legs to their limit.

Pedals will be turning, tyres will be burning and stomachs will be churning in this fast and furious chase to the finish line trying to make up ground.

Riders will start in reverse order (slowest overall GC rider first) at 30 second intervals.  With your closest rival just in front of you, trying to ride away from you and make up ground overall, as your try to maintain your lead by chasing them down.

But after the racing, the most important thing we need to know is who’s shout is it for Happy Hour!

Stage 4 Course & Maps

Happy Hour Chase Map

Timetable

hAPPY hOUR cHASE tIMETABLE

TIMEEVENTLOCATION
Saturday 10th PMStage 4
3:45pmEvent Briefing | Stage 4
Compulsory for all Riders
LCR
4:00pmStage 4 Start
Happy Hour Chase
LCR
4:45pmPresentations | Stage 4
Elite: GC Leaders and Top 3
LCR, Alpine Larder
7:30pmPresentations | Stage 4
Age Group
- 1st Place All Categories
- Age Group GC Leaders
- Fun One Prizes
LCR, Alpine Larder
Stage Start & Check In

sTART OF hAPPY hOUR tIME tRIAL

RIDER STATUS CHECK IN

If not starting a stage, riders are required to check in BEFORE the stage start.  Please send a Text Message to: 0400 494 663 including the following details:

  • Your Name
  • Your Race Number
  • The Stage you will not be taking part in and reason.
STAGE START

Riders will start in reverse order (slowest overall GC rider first) at 30 second intervals.  The start line is located on the Village Green opposite the Alpine Larder. Start lists will be posted on the In2Adventure App and on the door at the Race Office after Stage 3.

It is important to check start times and ensure you are at the start line ready to ride at the Village Green at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa.  If a start time is missed that rider will automatically be allocated a start place after the last designated rider for their course.

Travel, Equipment, Transport & Support

Happy Hour Chase Stage Travel, Equipment & Support

STAGE STARTLake Crackenback Resort & Spa
Village Green - Opposite the Alpine Larder
STAGE FINISHLake Crackenback Resort & Spa
Race HQ - Opposite the Alpine Larder
PARKINGParking is available at the start and finish at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa.
RIDER BAG TRANSPORTn/a
RIDER BAG LOCATIONn/a
BAG DROP TIMESn/a
DRIVINGn/a
BUS SHUTTLEn/a
  Presentations

Happy Hour Chase Presentations

DAY: Saturday

LOCATION: Alpine Larder, Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa 

ELITE PRESENTATIONS

TIME: 4:45pm

PRESENTATIONS

  • Elite: GC Leaders and Top 3
AGE GROUP PRESENTATIONS

TIME: 7:30pm

PRESENTATIONS

  • 1st Place All Categories
  • Age Group: GC Leaders
  • Fun One Prizes

stage 5 | Release the Cracken

Release the Cracken Overview

About Release the Cracken

DAYAM Sunday
DISTANCEWild Brumby: 36k (3x12k laps)
Brumby: 24k (2x12k laps)
Colts: 12k (1x12k Lap)
START TIME8:00am
STAGE STARTLake Crackenback Resort
STAGE FINISHLake Crackenback Resort
GAIN/LOSS+241m -240m
TRAILSSingle Track: per lap 10.5km
Fire Trail : per lap 850m
Sealed Path: per lap 450m
Obstacles: per lap 550m

After a night of well earned rest Sunday morning sees riders back on their bikes ready to tackle the 5th and final stage of the festival – as we RELEASE THE CRACKEN across 36k. 24k or 12k of riding that will test and delight even the most hardened riders.

The course is a spectacular 12km clockwise lap with Wild Brumby riders completing three laps, Brumby riders completing two and Colts taking on one lap.

The course takes in the exhilerating flowing berms and switchbacks on the trails heading out of the resort, then its onto the flowing riverside single track, following the twists, turns and contours along the water’s edge before returning to Race HQ. This is a Mountain Biker’s dream, including approximately 85% grippy, flowing single track – but it’s not all easy rolling!

Riders will regularly be forced to draw their gaze away from the spectacular views to negotiate the rocky paths, bridges, rock gardens and creek crossings which will require some technical skills to tackle effectively. A large proportion of Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa’s mountain bike trails are undulating fast sections of flowing single track providing very little respite for the legs which will be pumping all the way.

The trails will advantage both technically skilled riders who will be able to carry speed through the tight terrain as well as strong riders who will be able to make up time grinding out the open sections with small pinches and hills.

We anticipate some very fast times as riders experience some of the the most enjoyable and spectacular riding found anywhere in Australia as you head towards the ultimate goal at the finish line at Race HQ.

Maps

Release the Cracken  Map

Timetable

Release the CRacken Timetable

TIMEEVENTLOCATION
Sunday 11th AMStage 5
6:30amCheck In | Open
Sunday Day Riders
LCR, Race Office
7:30amCheck In | Closed
Sunday Day Riders
LCR, Race Office
7:45amEvent Briefing | Stage 5
Compulsory for all Riders
LCR
8:00amStage 5 Start
Release the Cracken
LCR
*12:30pmPresentations
Stage 5 and Overall Stage Race
LCR, Alpine Larder
1:30pmEvent CloseLCR
   Start & Check In

Check In & Start Release the Cracken

STAGE CHECK IN - SUNDAY DAY RIDERS

Day Riders are required to check in at the Race Office at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa before the stage at the following time:

  • Sunday: 6:30am to 7:30am
RIDER STATUS CHECK IN

If not starting a stage, riders are required to check in BEFORE the stage start.  Please send a Text Message to: 0400 494 663 including the following details:

  • Your Name
  • Your Race Number
  • The Stage you will not be taking part in and reason.
STAGE START

Get ready for one of the most spectacular MTB Stage Race Starts on the planet as riders race our very own Man from Snowy River on his Brumby into the mountains for todays stage.  Ensure your friends and family are here for this mornings start as it is a true high country experience that few forget will forget.

It is a seeded mass start up the hill on Bullocks Drive.

Travel, Equipment Transport and Support

Release the Cracken Travel, Equipment & Support

STAGE STARTLake Crackenback Resort & Spa - Outside the Alpine Larder
STAGE FINISHLake Crackenback Resort & Spa
Race HQ - Opposite the Alpine Larder
PARKINGParking is available at the start and finish at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa.
RIDER BAG TRANSPORTn/a
RIDER BAG LOCATIONn/a
BAG DROP TIMESn/a
DRIVINGn/a
BUS SHUTTLEn/a
  Presentations

Release the Cracken & Snowies MTB Festival Presentations

DAY: Sunday

LOCATION: Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa - Outside the Alpine Larder

TIME: 12:30pm

STAGE 5 & STAGE RACE PRESENTATIONS

  • Stage 5 1st Place all Categories
  • Age Group Stage Race GC: 1st, 2nd & 3rd
  • Elite Stage Race GC
  • Great Teammate Crate Race
  • Fun One Prizes

rACE hq AT lAKE cRACKENBACK rESORT AND sPA

Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa is the base for:

  • Registration
  • Thredbo Summit Smash Start
  • Snowies Legends Descent Feed Zone
  • Gravity Check (Brumby Course) finish
  • Happy Hour Time Trial
  • Release the Cracken Marathon

Based in the heart of the resort on the grassed area opposite the ever popular Alpine Larder, spectators and visitors will have a great view of the start, mountain bike and finish from here.

RIDER INFO

   The Great Teammate Crate Race

The Great Team mate crate race

GET A GROUP OF MATES TOGETHER AND JOIN THE GREAT TEAMMATE CRATE RACE!

REIGNING CHAMPIONS: The Fly Program

We have so many amazing teams, clubs and groups who come along to the Snowies MTB Festival and to celebrate, we’ve launched the Snowies MTB Great Teammate Crate Race. 

HOW DO WE JOIN?

All you need to do is to get a group of 5 or more mates, riding buddies or club members together, come up with a kick ass team name, enter Snowies MTB Festival, then email us at info@in2adventure.com.au with your team’s name and riders’ names and you’ll be in the running.

A team prize will be awarded in both the Brumby and the Wild Brumby Courses therefore the 5+ team members will have to be entered in only one of the courses (ie 5+ team members in Wild Brumby OR 5+ team members in the Brumby course), as points can't be allocated across the two.

HOW DO WE WIN?

The top five team members with the fastest overall times for the five stages will make up the overall cumulative team time.  The team with the fastest cumulative time will be the Great Teammate Crate Race Champions.

WHAT DO WE WIN?

The stakes are high and there’s everything to play for with a crate of beer and perpetual bragging rights trophy on offer for the winning team.

OTHER AWARDS

There are a few other awards on offer including:

  • The Mega – For the team with the most riders
  • The Epic – For the team with the most female riders
  • The Race Hard - Have Fun – For the team who best represents the In2Adventure philosophy of racing
  • The Handle - For best team name

So, grab your mates and get In 2 the Snowies MTB Great Teammate Crate Race.

   our elite contenders

MEET OUR ELITES

  • BRENDAN JOHNSON

    Welcome to Brendan Johnston racing elite at the 2024 Snowies MTB Festival.

    Brendan is a 31-year-old father of 3 year old Maeve and husband to Sue. He is also a cyclist of some 20 years and a qualified electrician that’s worked in that field for 11 years. Most recently he has competed professionally in the US based LifeTime Grand Prix endurance off road series

    NICKNAME: Trekky

    MOTTO: Long way is the short way

    STRENGTHS: My strength these days is definitely the longer style events. For me the longer the better.

    FAVE STAGE: Stage 5 - Release the Cracken - I really enjoyed the longer stage around the Crackenback trails last time I competed in the Snowies

    ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES RIDING IN THE SNOWIES: Nostaligic

    TOP TIP: Less can be more

    WHAT BRENDAN LOVES ABOUT SNOWIES MTB: I have competed at many super long races this year at the pro level on the gravel. While 6-10 hour races a uniquely challenging. The joys of riding cool trails with mates become a little lost. I am looking forward to getting back to the funner side of racing this summer.

    FAVE PUMP UP SONG: Pump up the Jam.

    FAVE POST RACE CELEBRATION MEAL/DRINK: Ice cold Pint

    TOP MTB RESULTS:

    • Multi time National Marathon Champion
  • CAMERON WRIGHT

    Welcome to Cam Wright racing elite at the 2024 Snowies MTB Festival.

    Cam is a 23 year old athlete from Brisbane, and has been racing his bike since he can remember. He was lucky enough to be a part of a professional team for 4 years. and travel the world racing his bike!

    Cam has always had a love for bikes since he was a kid and it will continue to grow! He has worked as a bike mechanic for a number of year as well as a suspension technician. He loves travelling and embarking on new adventures. Cam's most memorable day is winning a world title at 17 at a home World championships, since then he has always been eager for more.

    NICKNAME: Cam

    MOTTO: Live life to the fullest and enjoy every moment!

    STRENGTHS: Anything to do with speed and technicalitites involved.

    FAVE STAGE: Stage 3 - Snowies Legends Descent.  Descending down the Thredbo Valley Trail! Always good fun.

    ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES RIDING IN THE SNOWIES: Epic

    TOP TIP: Do what you can with how you feel and make the most of what you got!

    WHAT CAM LOVES ABOUT SNOWIES MTB: I love the atmosphere around the competitive event base and the relaxed vibe! 

    FAVE PUMP UP SONG: Black X White by Arrested Youth.

    FAVE POST RACE CELEBRATION MEAL/DRINK: A good beer and pizza go down well!

    TOP 3 MTB RESULTS:

    • 2017 Junior World XCO Champ
    • Multiple Time National XCO Champ
    • Multiple Time Oceania XCO Champ

     

  • BEC HENDERSON

    Welcome to Rebecca Henderson racing elite at the 2024 Snowies MTB Festival.

    Bec is 32 years old and races for Primaflor Mondraker Genuins MTB Team out of Spain.

    Bec has been racing mountain bikes since she was 10 years old from a local level, to national and started racing internationally as a Junior in 2008. Bec feels so fortunate to have her passion as her job which has taken her all over the world achieving things she never dared to dream of, while growing as a human being!

    STRENGTHS: Writing this in November it feels hard to think I'll have any strengths but for sure my age and my experience. (I say this laughing) - we all feel like we are young up and comers until your one of the oldest in the field at the World Cup and the other riders call you Grandma or Mum.

    In all seriousness - will be my very first race of 2024 so it will be just so great to be there. .

    FAVE STAGE: Hard to say!!! The variety is great!

    ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES RIDING IN THE SNOWIES: Beautiful

    TOP TIP: Consistency!!! Focus on the minutes not the seconds (don't spend energy looking for marginal gains do the most important things well - that's your training!!)

    WHAT BEC LOVES ABOUT SNOWIES MTB: I'm really looking forward to racing bikes in a great environment, and hopefully SUNSHINE in the beautiful Snowy Mountains.

    FAVE PUMP UP SONG: It's impossible to name one.

    FAVE POST RACE CELEBRATION MEAL/DRINK: Anything if it's with the right people :-)

    TOP MTB RESULTS:

    • 3 X World Cup Winner
    • World #1 2022 Season
    • Australian Champion
    • Oceania Champion
  • PETA MULLENS

    Welcome to Peta Mullens racing elite at the 2024 Snowies MTB Festival.

    Peta grew up in a big family and was lucky enough to have parents who loved the outdoors. From a young age they would go camping and Peta would run laps of the golf course while her parents played.

    Peta fell into triathlon and eventually cycling, and has worked her way through the disciplines, winning 12 National Titles across track, road, MTB and CX.

    Peta has been racing bikes for TWENTY years ? and is blessed to be able to travel the world with her bike, and still one of  her favourite places to ride is the Snowy Mountains!

    NICKNAME: Pesta

    MOTTO: Nobody cares. Work harder.

    STRENGTHS: I'll be coming off a road block so should have great endurance and be eager to shred some trails

    FAVE STAGE: Stage 2 - I love new trails so definitely Stage 2; The Wollondibby. Even the name just does it for me :)

    ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES RIDING IN THE SNOWIES: Yolo

    TOP TRAINING TIP: Anything is better than nothing

    WHAT PETA LOVES ABOUT SNOWIES MTB: This race separates itself from others because the racing format allows for close racing, and the elite rider lineup is always lit!

    FAVE PUMP UP SONG: From my youth.. Numb/encore Jay-Z and Linkin Park!

    FAVE POST RACE CELEBRATION MEAL/DRINK: Burger and fries, can be McDonalds

    TOP 3 MTB RESULTS:

    • 1st Australian XCM Champs 2023
    • 1st Otway Odyssey 2023
    • 1st Snowies MTB Overall 2019

     

  • TOM FISHER

    Welcome to Tom Fisher racing elite at the 2024 Snowies MTB Festival.

    Tom is a 23-year-old triathlete fuelled by passion and resilience. In 2016, he discovered his love for off-road triathlons at the ITU World Cross Triathlon Championships, placing 5th as a junior elite. Since then, his journey has been a pursuit of dreams, marked by winning the Australian National Title in 2022 and securing a spot on the international pro tour.

    Despite a setback in 2023, Tom made a strong comeback, finishing 19th in the XTERRA World Cup rankings. Balancing intense training with pursuing an engineering degree has shaped him into a focused, creative, and dedicated individual.

    NICKNAME: Fisher

    MOTTO: Fuel your body, you'll go fast! .

    STRENGTHS: Course knowledge, Ive been up here every year since 2016 ITU World Cross Triathlon Championships.

    FAVE STAGE: Stage 5 - Release the Cracken Marathon - It's fast, flat out, the single track is a blast, and I know the course really well.

    ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES RIDING IN THE SNOWIES: Epic

    TOP TRAINING TIP: Fuel and hydrate

    WHAT TOM LOVES ABOUT SNOWIES MTB: The atmosphere, people, scenery, vibe, freedom, trails, it has it all. Always an incredible weekend away.

    FAVE PUMP UP SONG: Megator by T78

    FAVE POST RACE CELEBRATION MEAL/DRINK: Watermelon

    TOP 3 MTB RESULTS:

    Haven't done a great deal of pure MTB racing so here is my top triathlon results

    • 1x National title
    • 19th XTERRA World Cup 2023
    • 11th XTERRA Germany World Cup #5 2023

     

  • EM VIOTTO

    Welcome to Emma Viotto racing elite at the 2024 Snowies MTB Festival.

    NICKNAME: Em

    MOTTO: MTBing Makes You Feel Free!

    STRENGTHS: Single Track!

    FAVE STAGE: Stage 1 - Thredbo Summit Smash

    ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES RIDING IN THE SNOWIES: Goodness

    TOP TIP: Keep it Fun!

    WHAT EM LOVES ABOUT SNOWIES MTB: Love the three day event, there is so much range in the courses. Love the bulk hang out with Everyone before/after stages! 

    FAVE PUMP UP SONG: It changes every race.

    FAVE POST RACE CELEBRATION MEAL/DRINK: Gin & Soda

    TOP 3 MTB RESULTS:

    • XCM nationals 2022 1st
    • XCM Noosa 2022 1st
    • XCM AMB100 1st

     

  • MARKUS CHANDLER

    Welcome to Markus Chandler racing elite at the 2024 Snowies MTB Festival.

    Markus is a 20-year-old Mountain biker who loves everything on two wheels. He races Cross Country, Gravity Enduro, Downhill, Cyclocross, Road and Gravel. He also enjoy getting out for longer adventure rides, doing many bike packing trips across South Australia with plans to do more across Tasmania.

    Outside of riding Markus is currently studying mechanical engineering at The University of Adelaide and works at Adelaide Airport doing carbon fibre aeroplane repairs. He has only ridden in the Snowies once before and is looking forward to coming back.

    NICKNAME: Chandler

    STRENGTHS: Downhill skills after spending a fair bit of time on the enduro bike in 2022

    FAVE STAGE: Stage 3 - Snowy Legends decent, back in Adelaide we don't get any long descents

    ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES RIDING IN THE SNOWIES: Spectacular

    TOP TRAINING TIP: Eat Food, a lot of food.

    WHAT MARCUS LOVES ABOUT SNOWIES MTB: I am looking forward to riding some cool trails and seeing interstate friends

    FAVE PUMP UP SONG: Dog Days Are Over- Florence + the Machine

    FAVE POST RACE CELEBRATION MEAL/DRINK: Snag Wagon steak sandwich in a Bahn Mi bun!

    TOP 3 MTB RESULTS:

    • South Australian State XCO Champion
    • 7th u23 at Australian National Champs
    • South Australia XCO series Win

     

  • TALIA SIMPSON

    Welcome to Talia Simpson racing elite at the 2024 Snowies MTB Festival.

    Talia is a Cross-Country MTB and Cyclo-Cross rider from Adelaide, SA. She lives 3 minutes ride from the closest MTB trail and counts herself lucky with how accessible the trails are. Talia has raced across Australia and went to Japan for CX at the end of last year.

    In March this year Talia joined the Roxsolt Liv Sram family which she says has been incredible. Alongside her own riding, she is studying teaching and is a MTB coach for juniors and women.  Talia is particularly passionate about creating pathways for girls and women into the sport of mountain biking. This will be her first Snowies MTB festival and she tells us "I can’t wait!"

    STRENGTHS: As a pure MTB'er, I am hoping to use the descents to my advantage

    FAVE STAGE: Stage 3 - Snowies Legends Descent

    ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES RIDING IN THE SNOWIES: Epic

    TOP TIP: Find yourself some training buddies who will push you hard!

    WHAT TALIA LOVES ABOUT SNOWIES MTB: Riding some sick trails, catching up with teamies and the good vibes.

    FAVE PUMP UP SONG: Big City Life- Luude & Mattafix.

    FAVE POST RACE CELEBRATION MEAL/DRINK: Whatever is put on my plate

    TOP 3 MTB RESULTS:

    • SA U23 State champion XCO
    • National Championships U23 4th XCO
    • National Championships U23 4th XCC

     

  • ANDY BLAIR

    Welcome to Andy Blair racing elite at the 2024 Snowies MTB Festival.

    Andy has been racing bikes for about 30 years and there isnt much he hasn't done.  He is a two time national XCM champion (2012 & 2014) and was a member of the Australian team for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, as well as being a former winner in the national XCO series.

    Andy is a multiple winner of the Snowies MTB Festival and for 2023 he will be racing for The Fly Program to raise funds and awareness to combat men's mental heath.

    NICKNAME: Blairy

    MOTTO: Safety First

    STRENGTHS: Experience. Particularly how to pace the legends descent. That stage is always more decisive in the GC then it would seem to be on paper.

    FAVE STAGE: Definitely Stage 2 - Snowies Legends Descent.  It is the only time you can ride the TVT at full gas.

    ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES RIDING IN THE SNOWIES: Stunning

    TOP TIP: Have fun and be flexible

    WHAT ANDY LOVES ABOUT SNOWIES MTB: One super fun weekend away in a stunning location. It really is a holiday on a bike.

    FAVE PUMP UP SONG: Highway to Hell (good memories from the 2008 Transalp).

    FAVE POST RACE CELEBRATION MEAL/DRINK: Burger and beer

    TOP 3 MTB RESULTS:

    • 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games XCO - 12th
    • 2012 & 2014 National Marathon Championships - 1st
    • Multiple winner of Snowies MTB Festival

     

  • KARL MICHELIN-BEARD

    Welcome to Karl Michelin-Beard racing elite at the 2024 Snowies MTB Festival.

    Karl started as a road cyclist, racing the UCI Asia Tour with Oliver’s Real food. Em Viotto introduced him to the MTB, and now here we are! When he's not riding bikes, he loves going on little over nighters on his motorbike.

    NICKNAME: Karlos

    MOTTO: Why have a bad time when you can have a good time!

    STRENGTHS: I think the longer stages will suit me abit more than the shorter ones.

    FAVE STAGE: Stage 3 - Snowies Legends Descent

    ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES RIDING IN THE SNOWIES: Epic

    TOP TIP: Slow is consistent and consistency is fast

    WHAT KARL LOVES ABOUT SNOWIES MTB: The location is absolutely breathtaking!

    FAVE PUMP UP SONG: Depends on what I’m getting pumped for 

    FAVE POST RACE CELEBRATION MEAL/DRINK: Either a Choccy Milk or a Peroni; location dependent

    TOP 3 MTB RESULTS:

    • 1st 2022 Reef to Reef MTB, Mixed pairs
    • 2nd 2022 Willo Enduro
    • 4th Quad Crown MTB Sunny80
  • TOM CHESTER

    Welcome to Tom Chester racing elite at the 2024 Snowies MTB Festival.

    MOTTO: It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog

    STRENGTHS: 3 months in the USA training/racing against world class off-road cyclists

    FAVE STAGE: Stage 1 - Thredbo Summit Smash

    ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES RIDING IN THE SNOWIES: Awesome

    TOP TIP: All work and no play is no fun at all

    WHAT TOM LOVES ABOUT SNOWIES MTB: A diverse range of stages and scenery all logistically thought out for the ease of the racers.

    FAVE PUMP UP SONG: ACDC - Back in Black

    FAVE POST RACE CELEBRATION MEAL/DRINK: chocolate milk

    TOP 3 MTB RESULTS:

    • 2022 AMB 100 - 1st
    • XCO Oceania Championships - 9th
    • USA Leadville 100 - 49th
  • JARROD MORONI

    Welcome to Jarrod Moroni racing elite at the 2024 Snowies MTB Festival.

    Jarrod has been riding MTB's since he was a junior-burger. He was U19 XCO National Champ back in 99' and went to MTB Worlds and raced the first ever team relay with Cadel Evans. Jarrod spend his years working in his Dad's bike shop and was lucky enough to be able to experience a lot of cool races around the country and the world.

    Now he says he is the "better half of Peta Mullens", and MTB'ing can thank Jarrod for introducing her to it! .

    NICKNAME: Jeffy

    MOTTO: 80% Always

    STRENGTHS: Building retaining walls which will lead to an event weakness

    FAVE STAGE: Stage 5 - The final stage; Release the Cracken

    ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES RIDING IN THE SNOWIES: 'Not-Work'

    TOP TRAINING TIP: Big gear, high cadence

    WHAT JARROD LOVES ABOUT SNOWIES MTB: Anytime the flow trails go downhill

    FAVE PUMP UP SONG: Here I Go Again by Whitesnake

    FAVE POST RACE CELEBRATION MEAL/DRINK: McDonalds

    TOP 3 MTB RESULTS:

    • 1st 40-49 Otway Odyssey 100km (2023)
    • 3rd 40-44 Australian XCO Champs (2023)
    • 3rd Snowies Stages 5 Elite Men (2022)
  • ELLA BLOOR

    Welcome to Ella Bloor racing elite at the 2024 Snowies MTB Festival.

    Ella is a Canberra based cyclist who has raced an array of road, gravel & mountain bike events. She will be fresh from a year in the US competing in the Life Time Grand Prix, which is the premiere series for endurance mountain bike and gravel riders. This will be Ella's first time competing at the Snowies MTB festival, and she says "I’m excited to race 5 stages in 3 days"

    NICKNAME: Ella

    MOTTO: Live adventurously

    STRENGTHS: Endurance and experience racing multi-day events will be one of my strengths

    FAVE STAGE: Stage 3 - Snowies Legends Descent - I’m really looking forward to stage 3, descending down to Gaden. I’ve spent a bit of time on this trail & it’s brings back a lot of good memories.

    ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES RIDING IN THE SNOWIES: Special!

    TOP TRAINING TIP: Consistance is key

    WHAT ELLA LOVES ABOUT SNOWIES MTB: Since getting into mountain biking, the snowies is always a place that feels so special to visit. This race has been on my bucket list and I’m really excited to finally be heading to the start line.

    FAVE PUMP UP SONG:You’re beautiful by James Blunt

    FAVE POST RACE CELEBRATION MEAL/DRINK: Anything with hot chips

    TOP 3 MTB RESULTS:

    • 1st Bayview Blast XCM 2021
    • 1st Cape to Cape Womens pairs 2019 & 2022
    • 5th Aus XCO champs 2022
  • BRENT REES

    Welcome to Brent Rees racing elite at the 2024 Snowies MTB Festival.

    Brent is 25 years old and currently self employed as a carpenter.  He had a relatively late introdfuction into the sport at the higher level in comparison to my competitors but have always been involved with bikes his whole life. Originally as a child on BMX bikes and then making the transition from Motocross raicng to Mountain bikes at the age of 18 as he started my apprenticeship.

    Brent's love and obsession for Mountain biking took off as he loved the process of pushing himself each day and become fixated with trying to see how far he could go and what was possible. Further, he enjoyed the family aspect as both his parents also caught the bug and they all shared a common passion for being out on the trails / making friendships and memories all over aus and the world racing.

    NICKNAME: Reesy

    MOTTO: Life's not out to get you.

    STRENGTHS: After a successful start to 2023 across both the road and mtb and multiple style events I'd like to think my strength probably lies in my ability to back up day after day and to perform whilst under fatigue.

    FAVE STAGE: Stage 1 - Thredbo Summit Smash - Im most excited for the first stage. The first stage of a stage race always has so many unknowns for all the elite guys in terms of where they stack up and I enjoy this uncertainty.

    ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES RIDING IN THE SNOWIES: Scenic

    TOP TRAINING TIP: Enjoy the process and be consistent. Sometimes ignoring the data and enjoying being out on the bike in nature can be the best form of training.

    WHAT BRENT LOVES ABOUT SNOWIES MTB: I'm really excited to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and epic trails that the team at snowies put on for the event.

    FAVE PUMP UP SONG: I funnily enough don't listen to music whilst warming up, I rather gain clarity and focus through my own thoughts.

    FAVE POST RACE CELEBRATION MEAL/DRINK: It's pretty hard to beat a quality Italian Pizza.

    TOP 3 MTB RESULTS:

    • Elite National XCM Champion 2023
    • 1st Nerang XCO rd 2023
    • Volcanic Epic Champion (Pairs race with Reece Tucknott)
  • HAYLEY OAKES

    Welcome to Hayley Oakes racing elite at the 2024 Snowies MTB Festival.

    Heyley is an u23 Mountain Biker from Northern Rivers, NSW, proudly riding for Trek-Shimano Australia for the last 5 years. Her favourite bike is hery Trek Supercaliber with the pet name Bikealangelo. Outside of riding Hayley is a Psychology student, and loves camping, hiking, waterfalls and discovering the hinterland and mountains!

    NICKNAME: Hayz

    MOTTO: Learn to love the chaos

    STRENGTHS: Having been lucky enough to race the event last year I am hoping that I will remember the trails enough to find some flow!

    FAVE STAGE: Stage 3 - Snowies Legends Descent

    ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES RIDING IN THE SNOWIES: Fun!

    TOP TIP:  Don't put too much pressure on outcomes + make it fun - you have to love training to do it consistently

    WHAT HAYLEY LOVES ABOUT SNOWIES MTB: Riding and racing fun trails with friends in a great location!

    FAVE PUMP UP SONG:Dark Horse - Katy Perry

    FAVE POST RACE CELEBRATION MEAL/DRINK: Chocolate Milk!

    TOP 3 MTB RESULTS:

    • 2023 2nd National u23 XCO Champs
    • 2023 3rd Elite National XCO Series
    • 4x National XCO Age Champ

     

  • IZZY FLINT

    Welcome to Izzy Flint racing elite at the 2024 Snowies MTB Festival.

    Izzy rides for Team Bridgelane and is the current u23 national champ.  Izzy will be coming in off extended time off due to 2 knee surgeries, so she's keen to spend time with mates and enjoy the trails!

    NICKNAME: Iz

    MOTTO: Slow is Smooth, Smooth is Fast

    STRENGTHS: Single track and descents

    FAVE STAGE: Stage 3 - Snowies Legends Descent

    ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES RIDING IN THE SNOWIES: Spectacular!

    TOP TIP: If your not having fun, you’re doing it wrong.

    WHAT IZZY LOVES ABOUT SNOWIES MTB: The Snowies format and trails are sublime!

    FAVE PUMP UP SONG:  Buy U a drank by T-pain

    FAVE POST RACE CELEBRATION MEAL/DRINK: Salt and vinegar chippies

    TOP 3 MTB RESULTS:

    • 2023 National u23 XCO & XCC champion
    • 2022 Oceania u23 XCO champion
  • BEN HENDERSON

    Welcome to Ben Henderson racing elite at the 2024 Snowies MTB Festival.

    Ben has been racing mountain bikes for 20+ years.  He still enjoys racing domenstically and challenging himself.  He has two beautiful daughters and a smoking hot wife, anything after that is a bonus.  Ben owns a cycling wholesale business called PCI Sports.  He enjoys keeping fit and bringing his family on his racing adventures.

    NICKNAME: Hendo

    MOTTO: Make hay while the sun shines

    STRENGTHS: Confident through the technical parts, hopefully turn up with some fitness! :)

    FAVE STAGE: Stage 3 - Snowies Legends Descent

    ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES RIDING IN THE SNOWIES: Adventure!

    TOP TIP: Find the type of riding you enjoy to avoid using up too much motivation.

    WHAT BEN LOVES ABOUT SNOWIES MTB:  I love the flowing trails, the alpine air and the rider comraderie.

    FAVE PUMP UP SONG:The Motto - Tiesto - or Bee Gees Stayin Alive if you like :)

    FAVE POST RACE CELEBRATION MEAL/DRINK: Sheppherds Pie and iced coffee

    TOP 3 MTB RESULTS:

    Pre 2012 -

    • 2nd Elite Men National Championships,
    • Top 40 at MTB World Cup and
    • World Championships
  • KAREN HILL

    Welcome to Karen Hill racing elite at the 2024 Snowies MTB Festival.

    Karen enjoys exploring the world with her bike and building her online nutrition coaching business (Hillistic Coaching). Karen's life revolves around sports and food.

    NICKNAME: Kaz

    MOTTO: Laughter is the best medicine

    STRENGTHS: I love single track and racing on trails I've never ridden.

    FAVE STAGE: All of them. Maybe that will change after I done them.

    ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES RIDING IN THE SNOWIES: Will confirm after I have done it.

    TOP TIP: Carbohydrates are your friend.

    WHAT KAREN LOVES ABOUT SNOWIES MTB:  I have heard lots of good things and finally making it to race my first Snowies.

    FAVE PUMP UP SONG:Don't have one.

    FAVE POST RACE CELEBRATION MEAL/DRINK: Ice-cream in a good quality waffle cone.

    TOP 3 MTB RESULTS:

    • Podiums at XCM and XCO National Champs
    • 2nd Whaka 100, NZ
    • Having a rad time racing stage races around the world and Aus - Dragon Trail MTB stage race, Yak Attack in Nepal, MTB Himalaya in India, BC Bike Race in Canada
  • DOMENIC PAOLILLI

    Welcome to Dominic Paolilli racing elite at the 2024 Snowies MTB Festival.

    Domenic is a 21 year old Cross Country Mountain Biker from Melbourne, Victoria. He is studying Urban and Regional Planning and loves traveling the world with his bike. He has been lucky enough to have raced over in Europe the past two years, gaining plenty of experience and enjoying the European lifestyle.

    NICKNAME: Dom

    MOTTO: "If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it"

    STRENGTHS: I generally have a good ability to back up multiple days of racing.

    FAVE STAGE: Stage 1 - Thredbo Summit Smash

    ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES RIDING IN THE SNOWIES: Epic

    TOP TIP: Always make sure you are enjoying the process!

    WHAT DOM LOVES ABOUT SNOWIES MTB: I am looking forward to a fun weekend away, racing bikes on some great trails.

    FAVE PUMP UP SONG: Rhyme Dust by MK & Dom Dolla

    FAVE POST RACE CELEBRATION MEAL/DRINK: A burger and fries

    TOP 3 MTB RESULTS:

    • U23 XCO National MTB Champion
    • Junior XCO National MTB Champion
    • Junior Cyclocross National Champion
  • REECE TUCKNOTT

    Welcome to Reece Tucknott racing elite at the 2024 Snowies MTB Festival.

    Reece, a Giant Australia rider has been around MTB racing for a few years now competing all over the world and being fortunate enough to represent Australia at the World Championships a few times. He's now just a full time sparky and enjoys training and racing at the top level in the Oceania region. His main goals now are to juat have fun and enjoy riding and racing my bike!

    NICKNAME: RT

    MOTTO: Go Hard or Go Home

    STRENGTHS: Hopefully a summer of km's in the legs and a bit of skills work!

    FAVE STAGE: I most look forward to Stage 3 Snowy Legends Descent! 

    ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES RIDING IN THE SNOWIES: Breathtaking

    TOP TIP: Just make sure you are having fun at the end of the day!

    WHAT REECE LOVES ABOUT SNOWIES MTB: Exploring the fantastic area of Crackenback and Thredbo!

    FAVE PUMP UP SONG: Click Click Boom - Saliva

    FAVE POST RACE CELEBRATION MEAL/DRINK: Chocolate Milk straight away!

    TOP 3 MTB RESULTS:

    • 1st Volcanic Epic MTB Stage Race 2023
    • 2nd Australian XCM National Championships 2019
    • 5th Swiss Epic MTB Stage Race 2018
  • RUBY DOBSON

    Welcome to Ruby Dobson racing elite at the 2024 Snowies MTB Festival.

    Ruby is currently an athlete with Roxsolt Liv SRAM. She racea all the bikes from road to cyclocross with her main focus cross country Mt biking.

    Her favourite events are XCO but she also loves the structure of stage racing.  Ruby craves the mountains and outdoors and is looking forward to being able to experience more of the snowy mountains through the snowy mountain bike festival.

    NICKNAME: Rubes

    MOTTO: Expect Nothing and Appreciate Everything

    STRENGTHS: Smooth descending from some sneaky GE national champs racing and practise

    FAVE STAGE: I’m excited for stage 3 heard lots of good things about the Snowies Legends Descent and looking forward to the race  

    ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES RIDING IN THE SNOWIES: Stunning

    TOP TIP: Ride to train and to have fun

    WHAT RUBY LOVES ABOUT SNOWIES MTB:  I'm looking forward to the mountains and epic trails around Thredbo and racing against amazing athletes

    FAVE PUMP UP SONG:Greedy Tate McRae

    FAVE POST RACE CELEBRATION MEAL/DRINK: Infinit repair shake

    TOP 3 MTB RESULTS:

    • 2023 MTB XCO+XCC U19 Nationals - 1st
    • 2022 MTB XCO+XCC U19 Nationals - 1st
    • 2022 MTB XCO U19 World Champs - 50th
  • CAITLYN BRAZIER

    Welcome to Caitlyn racing elite at the 2024 Snowies MTB Festival.

    Caitlyn started riding in 2021 during covid and did her first race at the willow later that year. Her first auscycling National race was at Nerang in 2022 and after winning Caitlyn decided that she wanted to keep getting better at mountain-biking. Near the end of 2022 Caitlyn got her first coach and after the end of the national series in 2023 was invited into Roxsolt liv sram.

    One of Caitlyn's favourite things about racing is travelling to races and riding and exploring all these cool trails. She also loves learning new tricks on the bike, seeing her friends and Roxsolt teammates at races, and achieving the goals she sets for herself.

    NICKNAME: Caitlyn (don’t actually have one)

    MOTTO: Fun is fast

    STRENGTHS: Endurance and long steady hills

    FAVE STAGE: All of them

    ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES RIDING IN THE SNOWIES: Awesome

    TOP TIP: Always make sure it’s fun

    WHAT CAITLYN LOVES ABOUT SNOWIES MTB: Seeing all my friends and having fun on and off the bike.

    FAVE PUMP UP SONG: I don’t think I have one

    FAVE POST RACE CELEBRATION MEAL/DRINK: Protein shake

    TOP MTB RESULTS: 

    • National XCO series winner 2023
    • National xcm championship winner 2023
    • National XCO championships 2nd 2022

     

  • EDDIE MUNGOVEN

    Welcome to Eddie Mungoven racing elite at the 2024 Snowies MTB Festival.

    Eddie has been racing mountain bikes since he was 8 years old, and Canberra's local club CORC has been a big part of his cycling. He started with their dirt crits and club races, and was part of the junior development program. He is now part of the Tiffen/CDC Cycling Team which has been great support in his racing both on the mountain bike and on the road.

    NICKNAME: Ed

    MOTTO: Pedals make it move more

    STRENGTHS: I've done some stage racing on the road, so I am used to quickly recovering in-between races.

    FAVE STAGE: Stage 3 | Snowies Legends Descent

    ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES RIDING IN THE SNOWIES: Majestical

    TOP TIP: I'm 16 I just do what my coach says

    WHAT ED LOVES ABOUT SNOWIES MTB: Doing my first mountain bike stage race and testing myself against elite riders.

    FAVE PUMP UP SONG: I don't listen to music before races

    FAVE POST RACE CELEBRATION MEAL/DRINK: Chocolate

    TOP MTB RESULTS: 

    • 2nd - U17 XCO National Championships 2023
    • 3rd - U17 XCC National Championships 2023
    • 1st - U17 XCO NSW Championships 2023

     

  • AMELIE BURRELL

    Welcome to Amelie Burrell racing elite at the 2024 Snowies MTB Festival.

    For Amelie it all started when she was born…😂
    Amelie started riding when she was 2 and a half (and never had training wheels cause her dad didn’t let her)
    Amelie only really got into racing when she was 14 (2years ago) and she's really been enjoying it. She am hoping to go further with her racing this year (junior worlds…??🤞🤞🤞) and just wants to continue having fun on the bike. .

    NICKNAME: Scrutterz (created by my dad)

    MOTTO: In the end, all we’re doing is riding around in circles for a piece of metal on a ribbon, so you might as well have fun doing it

    STRENGTHS: I’ve been riding up a lot of hills 🥵.

    FAVE STAGE: All of them!!

    ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES RIDING IN THE SNOWIES: Cold

    TOP TIP: Have fun 😁

    WHAT AMELIE LOVES ABOUT SNOWIES MTB: Shredding some trail, hanging out with everyone, missing school and having fun on my bike .

    FAVE PUMP UP SONG: 2 be loved by Lizzo

    FAVE POST RACE CELEBRATION MEAL/DRINK: Choccy milk

    TOP MTB RESULTS: 

    • U17 2023 Aussie xco national champ
    • 2023 nsw state champ
    • 1st Stromlo national round #2 2023

     

  • KATHRYN MCINERNEY

    Welcome to Kathryn McInerney racing elite at the 2024 Snowies MTB Festival.

    Kathryn took up cycling during a working holiday in Canada. She now live in Bright Victoria and loves riding the local hills. Kathryn work as an Occupational Therapist. In her spare time if she's not on her bike she'll be out running with her dog Max or sewing herself a new outfit.

    NICKNAME: Katho

    STRENGTHS: Typically I am a better climber than descender

    FAVE STAGE: I'm looking forward to riding and racing in the snowies with my teammates, I haven't raced there before and I've heard things about the trails and the racing.

    ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES RIDING IN THE SNOWIES: Fun

    TOP TIP: Make it Fun

    WHAT KATHRYN LOVES ABOUT SNOWIES MTB: I enjoy the challenge of stage racing, getting your bike and yourself through multiple stages. I especially enjoy being able to ride new trails and meeting so many like minded people.

    FAVE PUMP UP SONG: Come with me now- KONGOS

    FAVE POST RACE CELEBRATION MEAL/DRINK: Vegemite and cheese on toast

    TOP MTB RESULTS: 

    • 2x national short course champion
    • Winner Port to Port and Cape to Cape
    • Equal first (with my brother) Cloud Ride- bike packing race

     

Welcome to our Elite Contenders

MALE ELITEFEMALE ELITE
First NameLast NameTeam/Club NameStateFirst NameLast NameTeam/Club NameState
HarryBebbingtonDuke Flanders RacingVICEllaBloorSpecialized AUNSW
AndrewBlairThe Fly ProgramACTCaitlynBrazierRoxsoltNSW
MarkusChandlerWhippets WorkshopSARubyDobsonRoxsolt Liv SRAMVIC
TomChesterTrek Balckshaw RacingACTTessaFabryNSW
TomFisherGiant BairnsdaleVICKarenHillTAS
GlenGogginCycle Co-opACTKathrynMcInerneyTrek Shimano AustraliaVIC
BenHendersonPremax - Ride MechanicACTPetaMullensRoxsolt Liv SRAMVIC
CamIvoryTrek Shimano AustraliaTASElizabethNuspanRoxsolt Liv SRAMVIC
BrendanJohnstonGiant BicylcesACTHayleyOakesTrek Shimano AustraliaNSW
ChristopherJongewaardDuke Flanders RacingSATaliaSimpsonRoxsolt Liv SRAMSA
DanielMcConnellTrek Shimano AustraliaVICEmmaViottoShimano MyRideACT
KarlMichelin-BeardShimano MyRideACT
EddieMungovenTiffen Co / CDCACT
JonOdamsGiant ShimanoNSW
DomenicPaolilliDuke Flanders RacingVIC
BrentReesCurrumbin cycles & Co.QLD
TobyStewartCORCACT
ReeceTucknottGiant AustraliaACT
CameronWrightMondraker AusQLD
2024 Rider List

Welcome to our 2024  Riders  - RIDE BOLDLY!

Last Updated: 5/11/23
Race NoCourseEntry TypeFirst NameLast NameCategoryGenderTeam/Club NameState
1Wild BrumbyStage RaceHarryBebbingtonEliteMaleDuke Flanders RacingVIC
2Wild BrumbyStage RaceAndrewBlairEliteMaleThe Fly ProgramACT
3Wild BrumbyStage RaceMarkusChandlerEliteMaleWhippets WorkshopSA
4Wild BrumbyStage RaceTomChesterEliteMaleTrek Balckshaw RacingACT
5Wild BrumbyStage RaceTomFisherEliteMaleGiant BairnsdaleVIC
6Wild BrumbyStage RaceGlenGogginEliteMaleCycle Co-opACT
7Wild BrumbyStage RaceBenHendersonEliteMalePremax - Ride MechanicACT
8Wild BrumbyStage RaceCamIvoryEliteMaleTrek Shimano AustraliaTAS
9Wild BrumbyStage RaceBrendanJohnstonEliteMaleGiant BicylcesACT
10Wild BrumbyStage RaceChristopherJongewaardEliteMaleDuke Flanders RacingSA
11Wild BrumbyStage RaceKarlMichelin-BeardEliteMaleShimano MyRideACT
12Wild BrumbyStage RaceEddieMungovenEliteMaleTiffen Co / CDCACT
13Wild BrumbyStage RaceJonOdamsEliteMaleGiant ShimanoNSW
14Wild BrumbyStage RaceDomenicPaolilliEliteMaleDuke Flanders RacingVIC
15Wild BrumbyStage RaceTobyStewartEliteMaleCORCACT
16Wild BrumbyStage RaceReeceTucknottEliteMaleGiant AustraliaACT
17Wild BrumbyStage RaceCameronWrightEliteMaleMondraker AusQLD
21Wild BrumbyStage RaceEllaBloorEliteFemaleSpecialized AUNSW
22Wild BrumbyStage RaceCaitlynBrazierEliteFemaleRoxsoltNSW
23Wild BrumbyStage RaceAmelieBurrellEliteFemaleCORCACT
24Wild BrumbyStage RaceRubyDobsonEliteFemaleRoxsolt LIV SRAMVIC
25Wild BrumbyStage RaceTessaFabryEliteFemaleNSW
26Wild BrumbyStage RaceKarenHillEliteFemaleTAS
27Wild BrumbyStage RaceKathrynMcInerneyEliteFemaleTrek ShimanoVIC
28Wild BrumbyStage RacePetaMullensEliteFemaleRoxsolt Liv SRAMVIC
29Wild BrumbyStage RaceElizabethNuspanEliteFemaleRoxsolt Liv SRAMVIC
30Wild BrumbyStage RaceHayleyOakesEliteFemaleTrek Shimano AustraliaNSW
31Wild BrumbyStage RaceAnookSimpsonEliteFemaleAMBCSA
32Wild BrumbyStage RaceTaliaSimpsonEliteFemaleRoxsolt Liv SramSA
33Wild BrumbyStage RaceEmmaViottoEliteFemaleShimano MyRideACT
200Wild BrumbyStage RaceAndrewArmstrongSSMaleNSW
201Wild BrumbyStage RaceTroyBreglecSSMaleNSW
202Wild BrumbyStage RaceLiamO’ConnorSSMaleTeam BDENSW
203Wild BrumbyStage Raceangusbehnke15-18MaleThe Fly ProgramNSW
204Wild BrumbyStage RaceHunterbehnke15-18MaleThe Fly ProgramNSW
205Wild BrumbyStage RaceHarryGreenfield15-18MaleIASNSW
206Wild BrumbyStage RaceJoshuaRodriguez15-18MaleThe Fly ProgramNSW
207Wild BrumbyStage RaceBrookeAnderson19-39MaleCORCACT
208Wild BrumbyStage RaceJensBAUFELDT19-39MaleNSW
209Wild BrumbyStage RaceNathanBooth19-39MaleJindabyne Cycling ClubACT
210Wild BrumbyStage RaceJamesChadwick19-39MaleNSW
211Wild BrumbyStage RaceAaronCoghlan19-39MaleHighlands TrailsNSW
212Wild BrumbyStage RaceNikolasDoumas19-39MaleLegLeg RacingVIC
213Wild BrumbyStage RaceRobertElliot19-39Male4TK RACKSNSW
214Wild BrumbyStage RaceMathewHolz19-39MaleNSW
215Wild BrumbyStage RaceTobyMcLenaghan19-39MaleCycle Co-opACT
216Wild BrumbyStage RaceJessePalmer19-39MaleADFCCNSW
217Wild BrumbyStage RaceGrantPerry19-39MaleCTMBCNSW
218Wild BrumbyStage RaceTrevorPotts19-39MaleNSW
219Wild BrumbyStage RaceTomRoberts19-39MaleNSW
220Wild BrumbyStage Raceadamroods19-39MaleNSW
221Wild BrumbyStage RaceAdrianStark19-39MaleNSW
222Wild BrumbyStage RaceThomasVidler19-39MaleHMBANSW
223Wild BrumbyStage RaceBenjaminWalkom19-39MaleNSW
224Wild BrumbyStage RaceMasonWard19-39MaleHave a goNSW
225Wild BrumbyStage RaceChrisWilliams19-39MaleCycle Co-opACT
226Wild BrumbyStage RaceJaredYan19-39MaleNSW
227Wild BrumbyStage RaceKateBramley19-39FemaleB&J RacingVIC
369Wild BrumbyStage RaceMoniquede Abreu19-39FemaleCycle Co-opACT
228Wild BrumbyStage RaceConalHearps19-39FemaleWhitsunday MTB ClubQLD
229Wild BrumbyStage RaceAlexandraKeith19-39FemaleGiant BairnsdaleVIC
230Wild BrumbyStage RaceOdetteLynch19-39FemaleNitro MTB RacingVIC
231Wild BrumbyStage RaceGregArmbrust40-49MaleBike TimeWA
232Wild BrumbyStage RaceTomBarry40-49MaleO-healthNSW
233Wild BrumbyStage RaceKelseyBoreham40-49MaleJindabyne Cycling ClubNSW
234Wild BrumbyStage RaceMichaelBrooks40-49MaleNSW
235Wild BrumbyStage RaceAdamchappell40-49MaleTri-ActiV8QLD
236Wild BrumbyStage RaceMattClutterham40-49MalePeloton SportsNSW
237Wild BrumbyStage RaceRobCornish40-49MaleNSW
238Wild BrumbyStage RaceJeffDaxner40-49MaleJet CyclesNSW
239Wild BrumbyStage RaceAaronDunford40-49MaleFusion PeakNSW
240Wild BrumbyStage RaceDamienFenning40-49MaleQLD
241Wild BrumbyStage RacePeterGraham40-49MaleHelensburghNSW
242Wild BrumbyStage RaceNigelHoschke40-49MaleNSW
243Wild BrumbyStage RaceRussellJones40-49MaleSingo MTB Yeeew!NSW
244Wild BrumbyStage RaceLukeKay40-49MaleCycle Co-opACT
245Wild BrumbyStage RaceAndrewKaye40-49MaleAlburyNSW
246Wild BrumbyStage RaceLiamKilcullen40-49MaleNSW
247Wild BrumbyStage RaceSteveKnope40-49MaleACT
248Wild BrumbyStage RaceTrieuLe40-49MaleNSW
249Wild BrumbyStage RaceJustinMatthews40-49MaleJUCIVIC
250Wild BrumbyStage RaceBrendonMausolf40-49MaleTownsville RockwheelersQLD
251Wild BrumbyStage RaceJarrodMoroni40-49MaleRolla RCVIC
252Wild BrumbyStage RaceScottMulqueeny40-49MaleNSW
253Wild BrumbyStage RaceZaneMurray40-49MaleQLD
254Wild BrumbyStage RaceJohnNuttall40-49MaleGiant BairnsdaleVIC
255Wild BrumbyStage Racemarkoakey40-49MaleNSW
368Wild BrumbyStage RaceDamienO'Dea40-49MaleSA
256Wild BrumbyStage RaceNeilOleary40-49MaleVIC
257Wild BrumbyStage RaceAndrewPye40-49MaleThe Fly ProgramNSW
258Wild BrumbyStage RaceDaveRoberts40-49MaleACT
259Wild BrumbyStage RaceLuisRodriguez40-49MaleThe Fly ProgramNSW
260Wild BrumbyStage RaceGavinSullivan40-49MaleNSW
261Wild BrumbyStage RaceJasonSwackhamer40-49MaleVIC
262Wild BrumbyStage RaceDaveTattis40-49MaleSingleton MTB ClubNSW
263Wild BrumbyStage RaceJamesWalker40-49MaleHORCCNSW
264Wild BrumbyStage RaceRobertWieser40-49MaleNSW
265Wild BrumbyStage RaceBrynWilliams40-49MaleNSW
266Wild BrumbyStage RaceSarahBowman40-49FemaleJUCIVIC
267Wild BrumbyStage RaceKellyChappell40-49FemaleTri-ActiV8QLD
268Wild BrumbyStage RaceLeahChilds40-49FemaleNSW
269Wild BrumbyStage RaceJenniferDavis40-49FemaleCORCACT
270Wild BrumbyStage Racegabrielagiles40-49FemaleNSW
271Wild BrumbyStage RaceNikkiGiles40-49FemaleTri-ActiV8QLD
272Wild BrumbyStage RaceNeridaHiggins40-49FemaleTeam T-RexQLD
273Wild BrumbyStage RaceRosieHurt40-49FemaleCycle Co-opACT
274Wild BrumbyStage RaceJoanKuhrmann40-49FemaleWarringah Cycle ClubNSW
275Wild BrumbyStage RaceLanaMoy40-49FemaleNSW
276Wild BrumbyStage Raceruthnelson40-49FemaleruffusNSW
277Wild BrumbyStage RaceLaurenPevy40-49FemaleNSW
278Wild BrumbyStage RaceMeaghanStanton40-49FemaleTrek Shimano AustraliaNSW
279Wild BrumbyStage RaceRebeccaStone40-49FemaleQLD
280Wild BrumbyStage RaceMarissaStone40-49FemaleVIC
281Wild BrumbyStage RaceJamesBarber50-59MaleGruntersNSW
282Wild BrumbyStage RaceJorgeBaron Morris50-59MaleVIC
283Wild BrumbyStage RacePeterBarron50-59MaleTeam FiascoQLD
284Wild BrumbyStage RaceNathenBerghammer50-59MaleJindabyne Cycling ClubNSW
285Wild BrumbyStage RaceMarkBourne50-59MaleQLD
286Wild BrumbyStage Racescottbourne50-59MaleQLD
287Wild BrumbyStage RaceTonyBregonje50-59MaleNSW
288Wild BrumbyStage Racetombuckley50-59MaleNSW
289Wild BrumbyStage RaceRussellConchie50-59MaleThe Fly ProgramNSW
290Wild BrumbyStage RaceGordonCorfield50-59MaleTeam FiascoQLD
291Wild BrumbyStage RaceMarkCrowhurst50-59MaleWombat Mountain Bike ClubVIC
292Wild BrumbyStage RaceScottDenton50-59MaleSA
293Wild BrumbyStage RaceEuanDiver50-59MaleThredbo MTBNSW
294Wild BrumbyStage RaceWarrenEvans50-59MaleJindabyne Cycling ClubNSW
295Wild BrumbyStage RaceStephenFinlay50-59MaleNODISNSW
296Wild BrumbyStage RaceBradFisher50-59MaleGiant BairnsdaleVIC
297Wild BrumbyStage RaceRianFoley50-59MaleACT
298Wild BrumbyStage RaceAndrewFoot50-59MaleVIC
299Wild BrumbyStage RaceJohnGardner50-59MaleJindabyne Cycling ClubNSW
300Wild BrumbyStage RaceNickGatland50-59MaleRideearlyNSW
301Wild BrumbyStage RaceDougGraham50-59MaleNSW
302Wild BrumbyStage RaceJasonGrech50-59MaleCCMTBNSW
303Wild BrumbyStage RacePhillipHetherington50-59MaleVIC
304Wild BrumbyStage RaceBruceHutton50-59MaleNSW
305Wild BrumbyStage RaceGaryJackson50-59MaleGiant BairnsdaleVIC
306Wild BrumbyStage RaceAndrewKirk50-59MaleTeam BDENSW
307Wild BrumbyStage RaceGregLe Quesne50-59MaleNSW
308Wild BrumbyStage RaceAndrewMartin50-59MaleGiant BairnsdaleVIC
309Wild BrumbyStage RaceMarkMathews50-59MaleVIC
310Wild BrumbyStage RaceCraigMcCredie50-59MaleNSW
311Wild BrumbyStage RaceLukeMcShane-Cale50-59MaleTeam BDENSW
312Wild BrumbyStage RaceDavidMiddo50-59MaleNSW
313Wild BrumbyStage RaceMichaelMolloy50-59MaleACT
314Wild BrumbyStage RaceBrian RickMooney50-59MaleNSW
315Wild BrumbyStage RaceJasonMorgan50-59MaleHave A GoNSW
316Wild BrumbyStage RacePaulMusgrove50-59MaleNSW
317Wild BrumbyStage RacePeteOrchard50-59MaleNSW
318Wild BrumbyStage RaceLyndonOrpwood50-59MaleBathurst MTB ClubNSW
319Wild BrumbyStage RaceAndrewParkinson50-59MaleNSW
320Wild BrumbyStage RaceRichardPeil50-59MaleACT
321Wild BrumbyStage RaceCraigPinkney50-59MaleTomaree Triathlon ClubNSW
322Wild BrumbyStage Racescottypreston50-59MaleScotty PrestonNSW
323Wild BrumbyStage RaceMichaelQuinlan50-59MaleJindabyne Cycling ClubNSW
324Wild BrumbyStage RaceAnthonyScott50-59MaleNSW
325Wild BrumbyStage RaceSimonSellars50-59MaleNSW
367Wild BrumbyStage RaceMarkSimpson50-59MaleAMBCSA
326Wild BrumbyStage RaceNigelSmith50-59MaleNSW
327Wild BrumbyStage RaceLincolnThompson50-59MaleNSW
328Wild BrumbyStage RaceBrentTrapp50-59MaleQLD
329Wild BrumbyStage RaceTonyTucknott50-59MaleWA
330Wild BrumbyStage RaceLyleWeir50-59MaleVIC
331Wild BrumbyStage RaceNicoleFrank50-59FemaleQLD
332Wild BrumbyStage RaceYvetteGooley50-59FemaleNSW
333Wild BrumbyStage RaceWendyKorschenko50-59FemaleQLD
334Wild BrumbyStage RaceJillMcNaught50-59FemaleNSW
335Wild BrumbyStage RaceEmmaRhymer50-59FemaleInfinit NutritionQLD
336Wild BrumbyStage RaceChrisBerriman60-69MaleCycle SpotNSW
337Wild BrumbyStage RaceIanBrown60-69MaleThe Fly ProgramQLD
338Wild BrumbyStage RaceScottChadwick60-69MaleNSW
339Wild BrumbyStage Racescottchadwick60-69MaleNSW
340Wild BrumbyStage RaceLlewDavies60-69MaleQLD
341Wild BrumbyStage RaceKeithHamilton60-69MaleBendigo MTB ClubVIC
342Wild BrumbyStage RaceJohnHenderson60-69MaleACT
343Wild BrumbyStage RaceMickKejda60-69MaleNSW
344Wild BrumbyStage RaceMurrayMACKENZIE60-69MaleBendigo MTB ClubVIC
345Wild BrumbyStage RaceGraemePeadon60-69MaleBathurst MTB ClubNSW
346Wild BrumbyStage RaceAlfRichardson60-69MaleTanpeteNSW
347Wild BrumbyStage RaceGraemeRoods60-69MaleNSW
348Wild BrumbyStage RaceAndreasSchneider60-69MaleGarigal GorillasNSW
349Wild BrumbyStage RacePeterSegal60-69MaleThe Fly ProgramNSW
350Wild BrumbyStage RaceRickThomas60-69MaleThe Fly ProgramQLD
351Wild BrumbyStage RaceBrendanWalsh60-69MaleOMGNSW
352Wild BrumbyStage RaceMarcWare60-69MaleNSW
353Wild BrumbyStage RaceTanyaClark60-69FemaleTanpeteNSW
354Wild BrumbyStage RaceAnnkathrinFranzmann60-69FemaleQLD
355Wild BrumbyStage RaceNicholasHughes70+MaleNitro MTB RacingVIC
356Wild BrumbyStage RaceRussellParsons70+MaleVIC
357Wild BrumbyStage RaceIanRoxburghTeamMaleRoxburghNSW
358Wild BrumbyStage RaceDavidFooteTeamMaleNephrectomyNSW
359Wild BrumbyStage RaceMattDyneeBikeMaleACT
360Wild BrumbyStage RaceGrantJohnstoneBikeMaleCycle Co-opACT
361Wild BrumbyStage RaceAndrewMcCoskereBikeMaleCycle Co-opNSW
362Wild BrumbyStage RaceMichaelRossendelleBikeMaleBush Turkey Trail RidersNSW
363Wild BrumbyStage RacePeterScotteBikeMaleThe Fly ProgramNSW
364Wild BrumbyStage RaceCameronWallaceeBikeMaleSingleton MTB ClubNSW
365Wild BrumbyStage RaceCindyRowlandeBikeFemaleCameron WrightQLD
366Wild BrumbyStage RaceCarolWatmaneBikeFemaleOMGNSW
400Wild BrumbyFriday StagesCathyFaye50-59FemaleJR's Gym and BikeQLD
401Wild BrumbySaturday StagesJohnCollingwood40-49MaleACT
402Wild BrumbySaturday StagesMarkPoole50-59MaleThe Pooles!NSW
403Wild BrumbySunday StageNikiHale50-59FemaleCORCACT
404Wild BrumbyWeekendKodieFeher19-39FemaleSA
405Wild BrumbyWeekendKierenBrown40-49MaleSouthern Cross CCNSW
406Wild BrumbyWeekendPatrickCasey40-49MaleSouthern Cross CyclingNSW
407Wild BrumbyWeekendCameronColebatch40-49MaleACT
408Wild BrumbyWeekendCraigCowan40-49MaleACT
409Wild BrumbyWeekendAdamFerris40-49MaleNSW
410Wild BrumbyWeekendNicholasKirby40-49MaleNSW
411Wild BrumbyWeekendRikMoran50-59MaleBournda RiderNSW
412Wild BrumbyWeekendAlinaMcMaster50-59FemaleNSW
413Wild BrumbyWeekendLiaSkountzos50-59FemaleNSW
414Wild BrumbyWeekendianandrews60-69MaleNSW
415Wild BrumbyWeekendAnthonyCox60-69MaleÎle-de-France
416Wild BrumbyWeekendJeffreyMcNaughton60-69MaleNSW
417Wild BrumbyWeekendIanProsser60-69MaleCORCACT
418Wild BrumbyWeekendPaulHaleseBikeMaleNSW
419Wild BrumbyWeekendCraigLeecheBikeMaleSCUMNSW
420Wild BrumbyWeekenddamienmurphyeBikeMaleD MurfACT
421Wild BrumbyWeekendMichaelRaffertyeBikeMaleNSW
500BrumbyStage RaceCallumRoberts13-14MaleCORCACT
501BrumbyStage RaceMichaelStraffon13-14MaleACT
502BrumbyStage RaceRhysGanas15-18MaleNSW
503BrumbyStage RaceDylanMorrison15-18MaleNSW
504BrumbyStage RaceBenReinhardt15-18MaleNSW
505BrumbyStage RaceSeanRyan19-39MaleNSW
506BrumbyStage RaceSkyeDonaldson19-39FemaleNSW
508BrumbyStage RaceJonnyAkrigg40-49MaleOinkQLD
509BrumbyStage RaceWallyCrocker40-49MaleNSW
510BrumbyStage RaceKerronDodd40-49MaleNSW
511BrumbyStage RaceLukeGrainger40-49MaleNSW
512BrumbyStage RaceJonathanJones40-49MaleNSW
513BrumbyStage RaceJoshuaLindenthaler40-49MaleFPCACT
514BrumbyStage RacePeterMayer40-49MaleACT
515BrumbyStage RaceSimonPendlebury40-49MaleQLD
516BrumbyStage RaceGregReinhardt40-49MaleNSW
517BrumbyStage RaceJoeSanderson40-49MaleWA
518BrumbyStage RaceClaireAubrey40-49FemaleCORCACT
519BrumbyStage RaceVickiCoburn40-49FemaleQLD
520BrumbyStage RaceMelissavan Weerdenburg40-49FemaleNSW
521BrumbyStage RaceRobCook50-59MaleNSW
522BrumbyStage RaceTonyHardacre50-59MaleTony HardacreQLD
523BrumbyStage RaceCraigKilby50-59MaleVIC
524BrumbyStage RaceSammyLynch50-59MaleNitro MTB RacingVIC
525BrumbyStage RaceJasonRose50-59MaleNSW
526BrumbyStage RaceAndrewSpinelli50-59MaleNSW
527BrumbyStage RaceIanStephenson50-59MaleTri-ActiV8QLD
528BrumbyStage RaceVirginiaCrowhurst50-59FemaleVIC
529BrumbyStage RaceJenniferDorman50-59FemaleGarigal gorillasNSW
530BrumbyStage RaceKellieFinlay50-59FemaleNSW
531BrumbyStage RaceSueKerkow50-59FemaleCaloundra Tri ClubQLD
532BrumbyStage RaceShelleyMulhern50-59FemaleNSW
533BrumbyStage RaceKylieParish50-59FemaleSA
534BrumbyStage RaceLouiseStephenson50-59FemaleTri-ActiV8QLD
535BrumbyStage RaceBevAnderson60-69FemaleCORCACT
536BrumbyStage RaceJose'Short60-69FemaleTri-ActiV8QLD
537BrumbyStage RaceJeffReinhardt70+MaleNSW
538BrumbyStage RaceBrettRyan70+MaleWestern Sydney mtb clubNSW
539BrumbyStage RaceMichaelBrooksTeamMaleBrooks/StewartNSW
540BrumbyStage RaceTanyaBarretteBikeFemaleBush Turkey Trail RidersNSW
550BrumbyFriday StagesMatthewWilsoneBikeMaleVIC
551BrumbyFriday StagesDarleneMusgroveeBikeFemaleNSW
552BrumbySaturday StagesJessePoole13-14MaleThe Pooles!NSW
553BrumbySaturday StagesKristadodsworth19-39FemaleNSW
554BrumbySaturday StagesTabeaBaufeldt40-49FemaleNSW
555BrumbyWeekendElliottBurrell13-14MaleCORCACT
556BrumbyWeekendMatildaHanlon15-18FemaleThe Fly ProgramNSW
557BrumbyWeekendArchieLandon-Smith15-18MaleNSW
558BrumbyWeekendCraigBarnish40-49MaleQLD
559BrumbyWeekendScottVandervalk40-49MaleACT
560BrumbyWeekendVickiTelfer40-49FemaleACT
561BrumbyWeekendsimonlangford50-59MaleACT
562BrumbyWeekendDOMHUGHES60-69MaleNitro MTB RacingVIC
563BrumbyWeekendAndrewHughes60-69MaleNitro MTB RacingVIC
564BrumbyWeekendJacquelynBussey60-69FemaleTri-ActiV8QLD
   TIMETABLE

Festival Timetable

TIMEEVENTLOCATION
Thursday 8th
5:00pmCheck In 1 | Open
Stage Race and Friday Day Riders
Lake Crackenback (LCR),
Race Office
7:00pmCheck In 1 | ClosedLCR, Race Office
Friday 9th AMStage 1
6:30amCheck In 2 | Open
Stage Race and Friday Day Riders
LCR, Race Office
6:30amBus Equipment Transport Open
Equipment Bag to Thredbo
LCR
7:45amCheck In 2 | ClosedLCR, Race Office
8:00amEvent Briefing | Stage 1
Compulsory for all Riders
LCR
8:30amStage 1 Start
Thredbo Summit Smash
LCR
10:30amBus - Thredbo to LCR
Bookings Essential
Friday Flat, Thredbo
11:45amBus - Thredbo to LCR
Last Bus Departs
Friday Flat, Thredbo
Friday 9th PMStage 2
2:00pmCourse open for Practice Ride
From 2pm ONLY.
Bungarra Alpine Centre, Jindabyne
2:45pmPresentations | Stage 1
Elite Top 3 and GC
Bungarra Alpine Centre, Jindabyne
3:00pmStage 2 Start
Alpine Double Bunga
Wave Starts throughout the afternoon
Bungarra Alpine Centre, Jindabyne
6:00pmStage 2 FinishBungarra Alpine Centre, Jindabyne
7:00pmCheck In 1 | Open
Weekend Riders and Saturday Day Riders
LCR, Race Office
7:30pmCheck In 1 | ClosedLCR, Race Office
7:30pmPresentations | Stage 1 and Stage 2
Elite and Age Group,
Stage 2 and Leaders Jerseys
LCR, Alpine Larder
Saturday 10th AMStage 3
6:00amCheck In 2 | Open
Weekend Riders and Saturday Day Riders
LCR, Race Office
6:00amBus Equipment Transport Open
Wild Brumby Equipment Bag to Gaden
LCR
6:00amBus - LCR to Thredbo
First Bus Departs, Bookings Essential
LCR
7:00amCheck In 2 | ClosedLCR, Race Office
7:15amBus - LCR to Thredbo
Last Bus Departs
LCR
7:45amEvent Briefing | Stage 3
Compulsory for all Riders
Friday Flat, Thredbo
8:00amStage 3 Start
Snowy Legends Descent
Friday Flat
10:00amBus - Gaden to LCR
Wild Brumby Riders Only, Bookings Essential
Gaden
12:00pmBus - Gaden to LCR
Last Bus Departs Gaden
Gaden
Saturday 10th PMStage 4
3:00pmPresentations | Stage 3
Elite and Age Group,
Stage 3 and Leaders Jerseys
LCR, Alpine Larder
3:45pmEvent Briefing | Stage 4
Compulsory for all Riders
LCR
4:00pmStage 4 Start
Happy Hour Chase
LCR
4:45pmPresentations | Stage 4
Elite
LCR, Alpine Larder
7:30pmPresentations | Stage 4
Age Group,
Stage 4 and Leaders Jerseys
LCR, Alpine Larder
Sunday 11th AMStage 5
6:30amCheck In | Open
Sunday Day Riders
LCR, Race Office
7:30amCheck In | Closed
Sunday Day Riders
LCR, Race Office
7:45amEvent Briefing | Stage 5
Compulsory for all Riders
LCR
8:00amStage 5 Start
Release the Cracken
LCR
*12:30pmPresentations
Stage 5 and Overall Stage Race
LCR, Alpine Larder
1:30pmEvent CloseLCR
   stage travel

stage travel requirements

All riding for the Snowies MTB Festival is located within an 18km radius. This means that it’s easy and convenient for riders with a maximum travel time to stages of just 22mins.

The start of all stages can be easily accessed by vehicle.  A friend or family member can easily drive riders to the start, and from the finish of each stage.  However,  if preferred a bus shuttle can be booked online which provides transport for riders and bikes to and from the stage start and finish.

bus shuttle package

Bus shuttle packages are available to purchase online if required. 

The cost is $25 per shuttle and includes transport for one rider and one bike. 

Bookings close: 28 Jan 2024 or when sold out.

SHUTTLESTAGEDAYTRIPTIMEDETAILSPRICE
SHUTTLE 1Finish - Stage 1 AM Friday Thredbo to LCR 10:30am - 11:45amReturn from Thredbo to start point at LCR$25 - includes one passenger and bike
SHUTTLE 2Start - Stage 3 AM Saturday LCR to Thredbo6:00am - 7:15amTravel from LCR to stage start at Thredbo$25 - includes one passenger and bike
SHUTTLE 3Finish - Stage 3 PM SaturdayGaden to LCR to Thredbo 10am - 12pm- Travel from Wild Brumby Finish at Gaden to LCR or Thredbo
- Travel from Brumby Finish at LCR to Thredbo

$25 - includes one passenger and bike
*LCR = Lake Crackenback Resort
BOOK BUS
   PRESENTATIONS, prizes & finishers medallions

STAGE RACE PRESENTATIONS

After a massive three days of riding we look forward to celebrating our champions and place getters at the presentation ceremony and post race BBQ at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa on Sunday afternoon.

Festival presentations will take place at approximately 12:30pm, however this is an estimated time only and may be earlier or later depending on the progress of riders on the final stage.  Please listen out for announcements at Race HQ for updates.

PRIZES

$5,000 ELITE CASH PRIZE POOL

A $5,000 cash prize pool will be presented for the Elite Category.

  • 1st Elite GC Male & Female: $1,250 each
  • 2nd Elite GC Male & Female: $750 each
  • 3rd Elite GC Male & Female: $500 each
STAGE RACE AGE GROUP PRIZES
  • 1st place in each age group category in the Wild Brumby and Brumby Stage Race will be presented with a sponsor's prize.
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd place medallions will be presented to each age group in the Wild Brumby and Brumby Stage Race
AGE GROUP STAGE PRESENTATIONS

For each of the five stages a medallion / momento will be presented to 1st place in each age group categories in the Wild Brumby and Brumby race, and on Sunday for the Colts race.

WILD BRUMBY AGE GROUP GC LEADERS JERSEY

A Leaders Jersey will be presented to the Wild Brumby Solo Age Group group Stage Race GC leaders at the presentations for each stage.

FUN ONE PRIZES

At each presentations we'll also celebrate the performances of those heroes who may not have made it to the podium, but Rode Boldly and embraced the spirit of the Snowies MTB Festival.

Look out for some great prizes from our partners for this one!

finishers medallions

All of our aweseome riders who complete all stages in the Wild Brumby or Brumby courses will be presented with a commemorative finishers medallion at the end of the final stage.

Presentation Timetable

TIMESTAGEPRESENTATIONSLOCATION
Friday 9th
2:15pm
Stage 1: Thredbo Summit Smash Elite Presentations- Elite: GC Leaders and Top 3Bungarra Alpine Centre, jindabyne
7:30pmStage 1: Thredbo Summit Smash
Stage 2: Alpine Double Bunga
- 1st Place All Categories
- Age Group: GC Leaders
- Elite: GC Leaders and Top 3
- Fun One Prizes
LCR, Alpine Larder
Saturday 10th
3:00pm
Stage 3: Snowies Legends Descent- 1st Place All Categories
- Age Group: GC Leaders
- Elite: GC Leaders and Top 3
- Fun One Prizes
LCR, Alpine Larder
4:45pmStage 4: Happy Hour Chase- Elite: GC Leaders and Top 3LCR, Alpine Larder
7:30pmStage 4: Happy Hour Chase- 1st Place All Categories
- Age Group: GC Leaders
- Fun One Prizes
LCR, Alpine Larder
Sunday 11th
*12:30pm
Stage 5: Release the Crecken
Stage Race Presentations
- Stage 5 1st Place all Categories
- Age Group Stage Race GC: 1st, 2nd & 3rd
- Elite Stage Race GC
- Great Teammate Crate Race
- Fun One Prizes
LCR, Alpine Larder
*LCR = Lake Crackenback Resort
ELITE PRESENTATIONS

We value the opportunity to celebrate our stage winners and GC leaders, and as such, it is important for Elite podium places to attend the presentation ceremonies as outlined above. If an elite rider chooses not to attend any of the applicable presentation ceremonies they choose to forfeit 20% of their overall prize money applicable for each presentation that is missed.

   REGISTRATION, STAGE CHECK IN & RACE PLATES

REGISTRATION

Registration at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa will take place in the Freestyle room next to Activ8.

Please ensure you have the following with you at check in:

  1. ENTRY CONFIRMATION: A copy of your entry confirmation (printed or electronic) to registration.  This will be required to be shown prior to race bag pick up.
  2. AUSCYCLING LICENSE: A copy of current AusCycling Race Off Road or Race All Disciplines license.  This needs to be seen  before collecting race packs at registration. If a current licence cannot be shown and the rider has not purchased a day license with their entry the rider will be required to purchase a license directly from AusCycling prior to registering and collecting race packs.
DAYTIMEEVENTLOCATION
Thursday5:00pm to 7:00pm- Stage Race
- Friday Day Riders
Freestyle Room
Lake Crackenback Resort
Friday6:30am to 7:45am- Stage Race
- Friday Day Riders
Freestyle Room
Lake Crackenback Resort
Friday7:00pm to 7:30pm- Weekend Riders
- Saturday Day Riders
Freestyle Room
Lake Crackenback Resort
Saturday6:00am to 7:00am- Weekend Riders
- Saturday Day Riders
Freestyle Room
Lake Crackenback Resort
Sunday6:30am to 7:30am- Sunday Day RidersFreestyle Room
Lake Crackenback Resort

rIDER sTATUS check in

if a rider will not be riding a stage they MUST send a text message BEFORE the start of the stage to the phone number below with the following details.

Send Text Message to: 0400 494 663

Please include:

  1. Your Name
  2. Your Race Number
  3. The Stage you will not be taking part in.

race plates

SOLO RIDERS

Each solo rider will be issued with a numbered race plate. This is to be clearly displayed on the front handle bars of the bike at all times when taking part in the event.

Important Note! Please ensure the number plate is placed flat on the handlebars.  If you have a problem, or would like advice about attaching the race plate please see one of the team at Race HQ.

The race plate must not be cut, bent, curled of folded as this can result in times not being recorded.

RELAY TEAMS

Each relay team will be issued with:

  • One race number per team; and
  • One backing plate per person.

Each relay team rider is to attach a backing plate to the front of their handlebars.

The rider who is competing attaches the race number to the backing plate using the velcro provided.

The race number can then be easily transferred between pair members by passing the number from one backing plate to the other.  This is especially useful during Sunday’s lapped stage where riders swap between laps.

RACE PLATES - IMPORTANT INFORMATION!
  • It is a race rule that all participants must have the race number clearly visible on the front handlebars at all times when racing. Non-compliance will result in penalties.
  • The race number can be attached to the handlebars using the ties provided at Registration.
  • Ensure the number is safely secured. If your number is lost on the course, report the loss to the Race Director immediately.
  • Participants are not permitted to enter the course without displaying their allocated number.
  • An electronic timing chip is attached to the rear of the race plate.  We want to ensure that all your awesome race times can be captured, so please ensure that you do not cut, alter, disfigur, damage, cover, bend, fold or obscure your number in any way. If you do this, race times may not be recorded and unfortunately penalties, disqualification and/or fines will apply.
  • Please ensure the number plate is placed flat on the handlebars.  If you have a problem, or would like advice about attaching the race plate please see one of the team at Race HQ.
   EQUIPMENT

EQUIPMENT

Riders in the Snowies MTB Festival must be self-sufficient for each of the race stages. No outside support is provided or permitted on the course. Full details are listed below.

EQUIPMENT BAG TRANSPORT

Because some of the stages finish at a different location from where they start we have organised the opportunity for riders to leave a small equipment bag that will be transported to the finish line.  Transport and drop of times are listed below.

The bag should be no bigger than 30cm (W) x 40cm (H) and should have the riders race number clearly displayed on the bag.  The bag could contain things like a warm layer, nutrition or anything small you may like to have with you at the finish of the stage.

BAG DROP TIMESTAGEBAG DROP LOCATION
Friday 6:30am to 8:00am STAGE 1
Wild Brumby & Brumby
Transport riders equiment bag from Lake Crackenback to the Finish at Thredbo
Bus out front of reception.
Lake Crackenback Resort
Saturday 6:00am to 7:15am STAGE 3
Wild Brumby
Transport riders equiment bag from Lake Crackenback to the Finish at Gaden Hatchery
Bus out front of reception.
Lake Crackenback Resort
COMPULSORY EQUIPMENT

Riders are responsible for their own equipment. Riders must carry:

  • Mobile Phone: with emergency numbers entered (Telstra recommended). Please see the notice board at Race HQ for emergency details.
  • Mountain Bike: In good working order and with plugs in the handle bars.
  • Bike Helmet - The bike helmet must be in good condition and meet Australian Safety Standards.
  • Water Containers: Two large water bottles (mounted in cages on your bike frame) and / or hydration pack; - See Food & Nutrition notes below
  • Water: A minimum of 1 litre of water
  • Race Number: Number plate with timing transponder (provided)
  • Suitable Layered Clothing: The weather in the Snowy Mountains is unpredictable and changes very quickly and can be very cold and windy. Ensure you have some layers that you can put on and remove in changing conditions. This should include a waterproof layer in case of rain.
SUGGESTED EQUIPMENT
  • Pump with correct valve connection
  • Bike Shoes (if applicable)
  • Sunglasses/Protective Eyewear
  • Hat
  • Sun Lotion
  • Insect Repellent
  • Spare tubes
  • Repair Kit
  • Two big tyre levers
  • Spare Derailleur hanger
  • Multi-tool
  • CO2 adapter
  • Small bottle of lube
  • Two quick-links
  • Spare valve core
  • Cable ties
  • Spokes for special wheels
  • Spare batteries or chargers for bike computers or heart rate monitors
  • Towel
  • Cash to purchase food and drinks after the stage finish
CLOTHING
  • Comfortable riding shorts/pants.
  • Bike Jersey
  • Protective eyewear is recommended
  • Gloves
  • The weather in the Snowy Mountains is unpredictable and changes very quickly and can be very cold and windy. Please ensure you have layers that you can put on and remove in changing conditions. This should include a waterproof layer in case of rain.
  • A change of clothes for after the stage.
  • It is recommended that you have trained in any clothing that you choose to wear on the day of the race. Trying something new on race day is never a good idea.
FOOD & NUTRITION

Riders in the Snowies MTB Festival are expected to be self-sufficient for each of the stages of the event. No support is provided or permitted on the course, therefore it is important that riders have the capacity to carry sufficient hydration and nutrition for the stages of the race.

Important Note: This excludes Stage 5 Release the Cracken where a ‘Feed Zone’ is located at the lap point (12k) on the Village Green near Race HQ.  

  HYDRATION & NUTRITION

nutrition

CLIF NUTRITION

The Nutrition Partner for Snowies Multisport Festival 2024 will be keeping our athletes well fuelled before, during and after the event.

  • CLIF Bars in race packs and at the finish line – a purposefully crafted energy bar with an optimal blend of plant-based protein, fat, and carbs to keep you sustained.
  • CLIF BLOKS Energy Chews at TreX and Trail Run aid stations – quick energy chews that keep you moving. Plus added caffeine!

CLIF prioritises sustainable, plant-based ingredients to create foods for any moment.

To find out more, visit clifbar.com.au.

Stock up via Amazon or your local CLIF stockist today.

hydration

Fixx Nutrition is an Australian Sports Nutrition Company that offers all-natural solutions to your sporting nutrition needs.

Driven by a desire to innovate, our range of high-quality products is developed with the newest science in mind to have you performing at your best. Fuel X is an all-in-one carbohydrate + electrolyte drink mix that is mild-tasting and will keep you hydrated, energised and feeling replenished.

Gel X Pro is a gut-friendly dual-source energy gel developed to help you maintain the consistent energy you need, while CrampFix provides rapid-cramp relief and can aid in reducing or preventing the effects of muscle cramps seconds.

Unlock your performance potential with Fixx Nutrition. GO FURTHER FOR LONGER!
#StayBrave #StayStrong #StayFocused

YOUR EXCLUSIVE 15% DISCOUNT CODE

15% off sitewide at fixxnutrition.com use code IN2A15 at checkout, one use per customer, valid until 31.12.24.

  • Visit FIXX Nutrition here
EVENT SERVICES

EXCLUSIVE PRE-PURCHASE PHOTO PACKAGE - ONLY $50 - book before 8/2/24

BOOK YOUR PHOTO PACK HERE NOW
Conquer the trails, capture the moments! 📸❄️ Grab your slice of adrenaline-packed memories at the Snowies MTB Festival with our EXCLUSIVE Pre-Purchased Photo Package! 🏞️🔥

For just $50, relive every heart-pounding moment of the 3-days of competition with a personalised collection of action-packed photos from Snapshot Image Photography! 🏆📷 Don't miss out on the chance to take home the thrill, excitement, and triumphs frozen in time! 🌨️🚴‍♀️

🤳✨ Pre-Bookings only and Limited packages available, so HURRY and secure your visual ticket to the Snowies MTB adventure before 8th Feb 2024! 🎟️🏔️ 

HARRO'S ONSITE BIKE RETAIL & RENTAL STORE

Harro’s onsite bike retail and rental store will be open to provide parts and servicing during the Snowies MTB Festival.

Harro’s has a range of jerseys, pants, shorts, gloves, sunglasses, and helmets for those last-minute items before the race. Harro’s will also have a range of spare parts to fix your bikes including chains, tubes, sealant, derailleurs, and cassettes.
VISIT HARROS

bike services from sacred ride

services for the Snowies MultiSport Festival and fantastic news Nic and the team have  relocated to a new, bigger and better shop at 1/3A Gippsland Street on the corner of Park Road in Jindabyne.

Catch up with Nic and the team at Race HQ at the Snowies MTB Festival:

  • Thur 8 Feb: 5pm to 7pm 
  • Fri 9 Feb: 6:30am to 8:30am
  • Sat 10 Feb: 8:45am to 10:00am & 3pm to 7pm
  • Sun 5 Feb: 6:30am to 12:00pm

Visit Sacred Ride
1/3A Gippsland St (Cnr Park Rd), Jindabyne NSW 2627

CROFTO mtb

Catch up with Deb and Dave from CROFTO MTB at the event expo on Sunday.

CROFTO is a mountain bike clothing brand out of Australia’s NSW Central Coast. Owners Deb and Dave love to get out on Feb trails whenever possible and believe that mountain bike gear shouldn’t break the bank.

With this vision in mind CROFTO was launched with a vision of making Australia’s best value mountain bike gear available to everyone. Functional, Stylish and great value!

EXPO SPECIAL

CROFTO Riders Package includes any shirt sleeve riding jersey, a pair of shirts, a pair of gloves and a pair of socks. Only $135
All Participants will receive a $20 voucher which can be used on all purchases over $80

   RACE RULES

RACE RULES

A safe and enjoyable event always includes a few rules. Snowies MTB Festival is sanctioned by AusCycling and is governed by AusCycling policies and rules. These can be viewed online here

It is recommended that all participants take the time to read and understand the AusCycliNG policies and race rules BEFORE the event, as ignorance cannot be accepted as an excuse for a breach of any of the designated rules and penalties and/or disqualification can result.

VIEW RACE RULES
RELAY TEAM RULES
THE WILD BRUMBY TEAMS RELAY
  • Teams are made up of two riders. You and a mate!
  • Only one member of the team may race at any time and only the designated rider is permitted on the course.  So, that means more celebration time for one of you.  Who gets the best rest breaks is up to you!
  • Each member of the team must complete at least 2 of the first 4 stages.  We have to share the love!
  • Stage 3 Snowy Legends Descent | Team relay riders are permitted to change at the midway point at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa, so a great opportunity to meet up at the Alpine Larder at the changeover point.
  • Each member of the team must complete at least 1 lap of Sunday’s 36km Release the Cracken Stage.  Who's legs are screaming least?  Can you take two more laps or just one?  It's up to you!
THE BRUMBY TEAM RELAY
  • Teams are made up of two riders. You and a mate!
  • Only one member of the team may race at any time and only the designated rider is permitted on the course.  So, that means more celebration time for one of you.  Who gets the best rest breaks is up to you!
  • Each member of the team must complete at least 2 of the first 4 stages.  We have to share the love!
  • Each member of the team must complete at least 1 lap of Sunday’s 24km Release the Cracken Stage.  Will you be up early for lap 1, or enjoy a bit of a sleepin for lap 2!  It's up to you
   EBikes

EBikes

Ebikes are permitted to take part in the event, however use of an eBike must be declared on the entry form and the eBike must meet the specifications laid out in the AusCycling Technical Regulations: Mountain Bike, 2023; as described below.

An E-Mountain Bike is a bike operated with two energy sources, human pedal power and an electric engine, which only provides assistance when the rider is pedalling. 

AusCycling eBike Rules
E-MOUNTAIN BIKE RACING
E-MOUNTAIN BIKES MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING STANDARDS:

An E-Mountain Bike is a bike operated with two energy sources, human pedal power and an electric engine, which only provides assistance when the rider is pedalling. 

  • Engine of maximum 250 watts,
  • Engine assistance up to 25km/h only,
  • Pedalling assistance only, although a start-up assistance not exceeding 6km/h without pedalling is allowed,
  • Wheel sizes shall be a minimum of 26 inches,
  • Gearing roll out distance: maximum is 9.0 m,
  • Bikes must be commercially available and of mid (crank) motor format only,
  • Riders can only use the battery in place on their bike and cannot carry an additional battery during the competition.
  NPWS Charges

nATIONAL pARK eNTRY fEES

NSW NATIONAL PARKS & WILDLIFE SERVICE VEHICLE ENTRY FEES

Entry to the National Park for participants riding in the Snowies MTB Festival is covered in the event entry, however, National Parks do charge an entry fee for vehicles travelling to Thredbo.

DRIVING TO THREDBO RESORT

National Parks charge a fee of $17 for a day pass to access Thredbo Resort. The pass is purchased at the toll point on the road the Thredbo. Those who wish to visit more often may choose to purchase a 5 day pass.

It is important to note that these charges apply when driving to Thredbo Resort, for all competitors riding to Thredbo Resort the national parks access fee is included in your event entry. Full details about National Parks Charges are listed below.

View National Parks Charges Here

   Trail closures

TRAIL CLOSURES

LAKE CRACKENBACK RESORT & SPA

The mountain bike trails within Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa will be closed during event times.

  • Friday 9 Feb: 8am to 9am
  • Saturday 10 Feb: 8:30am to 10am
  • Saturday 10 Feb: 4pm to 7pm
  • Sunday 11 Feb: 8am to 12:30pm
KOSCIUSZKO NATIONAL PARK

To ensure a safe event for all, some trails within Kosciuszko National Park will be closed.  Please see details below.

Entry INFO

Affordable Entry Fees

As a business, we understand that in the current financial climate not all familiies are in the position to pay the high entry fees that an event like this can attract and we also have a desire to make our events accessible to as many people as possible.

This is why we work hard to keep our overheads as low as possible while still delivering a professionally run event that includes all the bells and whistles, with a lot of 'heart' thrown in.  As well as working hard to keep the basic cost of entry affordable we also offer entry specials, family discounts and student discounts.

In2Adventure is proud to be an Australian owned and managed company hosting events in the Snowies for over 10 years and we hope we have the opportunity to welcome you along to create some treasured memories with us.

   One Day Half Price Entry Special

ONE DAY HALF PRICE STAGE RACE ENTRY SALE - THURS 5 JULY

SNOWY MOUNTAINS, NSW – The country’s most iconic Mountain Bike Stage Race event returns to the spectacular Snowy Mountains from 9-11 February 2024! And, as a bonus, riders will have the opportunity to enter the 3-day stage race with a MASSIVE One Day HALF PRICE Sale.  And it all kicks off this Thursday 6th July.

With mother nature at her breathtaking best here’s your chance to ride this iconic destination with those who know and love Australia’s high country.

IT'S LUXURY & ATMOSPHERE ALL THE WAY!

Start and finish your journey at our host resort Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa nestled in the Snowy Mountains heartland.  Yes, your journey will be a hardcore adventure but before and after it’s luxury all the way with all the facilities you’d expect at one of the country’s most beloved 4.5 star resorts.  And it’s an even better base for all your family and friends who’ll be there to cheer you on.

YOUR ULTIMATE MTB HIGH!

And now we’ve got your race base sorted, get ready for an endorphin overload as you head out onto your ultimate MTB high.

 

Each stage has its own unique high-country character and terrain and includes the perfect mix of fast flowing single track, downhill descents, undulated climbs, techy challenges and groomed trails including a good helping of vertical climbing and descending.  If riding up hills and barrelling down descents at full speed tickles your fancy, it’s time to saddle up and immerse yourself in the Snowies High Country.

AND THE KICKER… a one off chance to ride the FULL LENGTH of the iconic Thredbo Valley Track on CLOSED TRAILS.

This legendary trail is a MUST DO on your MTB bucket list and Stage 3 Snowies Legends Descent is the only time you can experience, without interruption, the pure elation of 42km of sheer Mountain Bike heaven from top to bottom.

Throughout the stages, immerse yourself in the Thredbo Valley as you traverse the banks of the Thredbo River on super fun trails that climb and descend on an epic high-country roller-coaster ride.  Ride the trails overlooking Lake Jindabyne, take in the snow gum forests pierced by crystal clear mountain streams as well as Alpine meadows and granite outcrops. And even race our very own ‘Man from Snowy River’ on the trail network from Lake Crackenback Resort, the launchpad to some of the world’s best rideable terrain.

Forget the tarmac and gravel, this is unadulterated mountain bike heaven in the heart of the Snowies.

A STAGE RACE... WITH EPIC RIDING... BUT, NO LABORIOUS TRAVEL OR MOVING?

That’s right you asked, and the Snowies have delivered. This world class riding is all within a 18km radius.  And, for stages away from the resort there’s a bus to transport you and your bike the 10 minutes to your destination. So, you, your family and your mates can just sit back and enjoy the atmos’ and mountain air.

WHATEVER YOUR RIDE, THE SNOWIES HAS SOMETHING FOR YOU

New to Mountain Biking? Love going Full Gas? Looking for a MTB Holiday?  Elite Racer? Junior Rider? Family? e-Bike? Team of Mates?.....

Whatever your riding passion Snowies 2024 is ready to deliver with courses for all comers.

YOUR COURSE OF CHOICE

This year riders can choose to saddle up for:

  • The 3-day Stage Race | 3 Days | 5 Stages
  • The Weekend Rider | 2 Days (Sat & Sun) | 3 Stages
  • The Day Rider | 1 Day | 1-2 Stages (Depending on the Day)
PLUS… YOUR CHALLENGE OF CHOICE

For each course you can then choose the level of the challenge… Wild Brumby or Brumby.

Wild Brumby -  For riders looking for longer and tougher..

OR

Brumby – For riders looking for all the thrills but with less distance and less technical riding.

A 3 DAY STAGE RACE FROM LESS THAN $250?.... NO!

YES!  It’s true!  At In2Adventure the team work hard to keep overheads to a minimum so we can deliver a value event at a price everyone can afford… including all the bells and whistles.  And that means more $ to spend on your unforgettable holiday to the mountains.

COMPARE THESE ENTRY PRICES

COURSESPECIAL
WILD BRUMBY STAGE RACE SOLO$250
WILD BRUMBY STAGE RACE RELAY TEAM$275
BRUMBY STAGE RACE SOLO$225
BRUMBY STAGE RACE RELAY TEAM$250
   
FORGET APRES SKI... IT'S TIME FOR APRES MTB!

With the Alpine Larder just a few pedal pushes from the finish line we’ve got the Social Scene covered.  Regarded as one of the most relaxed and welcoming MTB stage races you’ll make new friendships on and off the bike as you enjoy time with your mates and share your war stories over a bevvy or two.

We all agree, a beer and pizza always tastes so much better surrounded by your best mates, a mountain vista and fresh mountain air, after a big day pushing out the ks on the trails.

PLUS, there’s all the activities on offer at our race base.  After all, what’s an MTB Race without onsite accommodation, a spa, golf course, alpine lake, heated indoor pool and sauna, tennis courts, kids playground, archery, trampolines, canoeing, trout fishing, ropes course and disc golf on site!

Let’s hope you can tear your family and mates away long enough to cheer you on your way ?

PLUS.. you better make sure you leave some time to explore more of the Snowies playground. Climb to the top of Australia’s highest peak, ride horses through untouched bushland and fish in crystal clear streams. Then refuel classic country pubs, boutique wineries and trendy craft breweries.

Snowies MTB Festival is proudly Australian owned and managed.

ONE DAY SPECIAL... THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Snowies MTB Festival One Day Entry Special | Thursday 6 July 2023 | 10am to 8pm AEST | Save 50% Off the Full Price Stage Race Entry

All entries for the Snowies MTB Festival Stage Race received between 10am and 8pm AEST will save 50% off the full price entry.

The one day special includes the Wild Brumby Stage Race (solo and team) and the Brumby Stage Race (solo and team).  Entries for the Weekend Rider and Day Rider will open on the 7th of July at the Super Early Bird Entry price.

One Day Entry Special - Important Information

  • Save the Date! This is for one day only!
  • Entry Opening and Closure: Special one day entries will open at *10am AESTand will remain open until 8pm AEST on Thursday 6th
  • Other Time Zones Outside AEST: Those who live in a state outside of Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), please adjust the opening time for your time zone.
   ENTRY FEES & INCLUSIONS

Entry Fees & Inclusions

STAGE RACE ENTRY FEES
WILD BRUMBY STAGE RACE
3 Day Stage Race
One Day SpecialEarly Bird
Closes 20 Oct 23
Standard Entry
Closes 2 Feb 24
Full Price Entry
Entries received after 3 Feb and before 9 Feb 2024
*AusCycling Race Licence
Solo $249.50$299$399$499$60
2 Person Team $274.50$349$449$549$60 p/p
BRUMBY STAGE RACE
3 Day Stage Race
One Day SpecialEarly Bird
Closes 20 Oct 23
Standard Entry
Closes 02 Feb 24
Full Price Entry
Entries received before 9 Feb 2024
Solo $224.50$249 $349 $449
$60
2 Person Team $249.50$299$399$499$60 p/p
*Entry prices listed are exclusive of AusCycling event license fees. Riders who do not hold a current AusCycling Race Off Road or Race All Disciplines license will be required to purchase an Event/Day License from AusCycling as part of their entry.
WEEKEND RIDER ENTRY FEES
WEEKEND RIDER
Saturday & Sunday Stages
Early Bird
Closes 20 Oct 23
Standard Entry
Closes 02 Feb 24
Full Price Entry
Entries received before 9 Feb 2024
*AusCycling Race Licence
Wild Brumby Course$199$259$289$60
Brumby Course$179$239$269$60
*Entry prices listed are exclusive of AusCycling event license fees. Riders who do not hold a current AusCycling Race Off Road or Race All Disciplines license will be required to purchase an Event/Day License from AusCycling as part of their entry.
DAY RIDER ENTRY FEES
ONE DAY RIDER
Friday Stages
Early Bird
Closes 20 Oct 23
Standard Entry
Closes 02 Feb 24
Full Price Entry
Entries received before 9 Feb 2024
*AusCycling Race Licence
Wild Brumby Course$139 $179 $209
$35
Brumby Course$119$159$189$35
ONE DAY RIDER
Saturday Stages
Early Bird
Closes 20 Oct 23
Standard Entry
Closes 02 Feb 24
Full Price Entry
Entries received before 10 Feb 2024
Wild Brumby Course$159$199$239$35
Brumby Course$139$179$209$35
ONE DAY RIDER
Sunday Stage
Early Bird
Closes 20 Oct 23
Standard Entry
Closes 02 Feb 24
Full Price Entry
Entries received before 11 Feb 2024
Wild Brumby Course$40$50$60$9
Brumby Course$30$40$50$9
Colts Course$20$30$40$9
*Entry prices listed are exclusive of AusCycling event license fees. Riders who do not hold a current AusCycling Race Off Road or Race All Disciplines license will be required to purchase an Event/Day License from AusCycling as part of their entry.
ENTRY INCLUSIONS

YOUR ENTRY PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Race Entry
  • Finishers Medallion/Momento for all stage race finishers
  • No credit card fee & no booking fee | The entry price advertised is the price you pay at check out

AND ALL THE USUAL THINGS YOU'D EXPECT AT AN IN2ADVENTURE EVENT:

  • Spectacular racing on well signed and marshaled courses
  • Medical support
  • Entry into the ‘Ride Boldly’ Prize Draw for Sponsors giveaways
  • Prize Money - $5,000 Elite Prize Pool
  • Daily Stage Presentatations - Age Group and Elite
  • Bike Wash Facilities at Lake Crackenback Resort
  • 4.5 star Race Venue
  • Onsite Mechanical Support
  • Live Electronic timing and results
  • High quality video and photo memories
AUSCYCLING EVENT LICENCE

Snowies MTB Festival is sanctioned by AusCycling.  Entry prices listed are exclusive of AusCycling event licence fees.  Riders who do not hold a current AusCycling Race Off Road or Race All Disciplines license will be required to purchase a Event/Day License from AusCycling as part of their entry.

To avoid having to purchase an AusCycling Event License, please be sure to enter your current Race Off Road or Race All Disciplines license number on the entry form.  All riders must either:

  • be AusCycling race members,
  • purchase a Day/Event Licence, or
  • register for the 4 Week Free Trial.

Riders will be required to show proof of current AusCycling Race Off Road or Race All Disciplines license before collecting race packs at check in. If a current licence cannot be shown the rider will be required to purchase a license directly from AusCycling prior to registering and collecting race packs.

Find out more at AusCycling here

AUSCYCLING RACE LICENCE FEES
EVENTAUSCYCLING EVENT LICENSE FEE
STAGE RACE$60
WEEKEND RIDER$60
DAY RIDER FRIDAY$35
DAY RIDER SATURDAY$35
DAY RIDER SUNDAY$9
   How to Enter

How to Enter

ONLINE

Entries Open 10am AEST Thurs 6 July 2023.

Secure online entry system is provided by Suncorp and payment is by Visa, Mastercard or American Express. Online entries close 5pm Friday prior to the event.

NO CREDIT CARD FEE & NO BOOKING FEE

No credit card or booking fees are added on after you complete the entry form.  The entry price advertised is the price you pay + the cost of an AusCycling Event Lisence if applicable.

LATE FULL PRICE ONLINE ENTRIES

Where an event is not fully subscribed by close of entries at 5pm on the Friday prior to the event date, late full price online entries will be made available.

Full Price Online Entries can be purchased after close of entries and up until half an hour before the close of event registration.

Full Price Online Entries must be completed online, manual entries are NOT available at event registration. Please enter using your phone, device or computer prior to the Late Entry Close Time.

HOW DO I ENTER A LATE FULL PRICE ONLINE ENTRY?
  • Enter & Pay Online up until half an hour before the close of registration Enter Here
  • Bring a copy of your In2Adventure Order Email to registration. Please note: race packs can only be collected with proof of entry.
  • Join the ‘Late Entry’ Queue at Check in, show your entry invoice and collect your race pack.

To avoid disappointment, please check the web page prior to event day to check if ‘Late Fulll Price entries’ are available prior to travelling.

AUSCYCLING LICENSE 

Snowies MTB Festival is sanctioned by AusCycling. Entry prices listed do not include AusCycling event license fees

Riders who do not hold a current AusCycling Race Off Road or Race All Disciplines license will be required to purchase one as part of their entry:

EVENTAUSCYCLING EVENT LICENSE FEE
STAGE RACE$60
WEEKEND RIDER$60
DAY RIDER FRIDAY$35
DAY RIDER SATURDAY$35
DAY RIDER SUNDAY$9
  Categories & Minimum Age

categories

Wild
Brumby
BrumbyWild Brumby
Weekend /
Day
Brumby
Weekend /
Day
Colts Sunday
SoloSoloSoloSoloSolo
Elite10 - 12
Single Speed13 - 1413 - 1413 - 14
15 - 1815 - 1815 - 1815 - 1815 - 18
19 - 3919 - 3919 - 3919 - 3919 - 39
40 - 4940 - 4940 - 4940 - 4940+
50 - 5950 - 5950 - 5950 - 59
60+60+60+60+
EbikeEbikeEbikeEbikeEbike
Relay TeamRelay Team
MixedMixed
MaleMale
FemaleFemale
MINIMUM AGE

WILD BRUMBY STAGE/DAY/WEEKEND RIDERS - SOLO & 2 PERSON RELAY TEAM

Participants must be at least 15 years of age by 31 Dec 2024.

BRUMBY STAGE/DAY/WEEKEND RIDERS - SOLO & 2 PERSON RELAY TEAM

Participants must be at least 13 years of age by 31 Dec 2024.

COLTS SUNDAY - 12KM EVENT

Participants must be at least 10 years of age by 31 Dec 2024.

   AusCycling

AusCycling

Snowies MTB Festival is sanctioned by AusCycling, the National Governing Body for Mountain Biking in Australia.

AusCycling represents over 52,000 members across BMX, BMX Freestyle, Cyclo-Cross, E-Sport, Mountain Bike, Para-Cycling, Road, Track and Lifestyle (recreational and commuter) riding throughout Australia. Their vision is to make Australia a nation of bike riders, to advocate for riders’ safety, build strong club communities and to make all forms of cycling accessible to everyone be it on a track, off a jump, in the great Australian bush or on the road. 

SNOWIES MTB ENTRY FEES LISTED INCLUDE AUSCYCLING LICENSE FEES

Snowies MTB Festival is sanctioned by AusCycling. Entry prices listed do not include AusCycling event license fees.  Riders who do not hold a current AusCycling Race Off Road or Race All Disciplines license will be required to purchase one as part of their entry:

EVENTAUSCYCLING EVENT LICENSE FEE
STAGE RACE$60
WEEKEND RIDER$60
DAY RIDER FRIDAY$35
DAY RIDER SATURDAY$35
DAY RIDER SUNDAY$9

All riders will be required to show proof of current AusCycling Race Off Road or Race All Disciplines license before collecting race packs at registration. 

To avoid having to purchase an AusCycling Event License, please be sure to enter your current Race Off Road or Race All Disciplines license number on the entry form. 

All riders must be AusCycling race members, purchase a Day/Event Licence or register for the 4 Week Free Trial.

AUSCYCLING MEMBERSHIP

Being a member of AusCycling offers benefits including:

  • Competition Licenses
  • Exclusive member discounts
  • Member eNews with training and riding information
  • Insurance cover whilst racing off road
  • Third party public liability insurance
  • Personal accident insurance coverage
  • Option to join a club and find other cyclists to ride with
  • And more

To find out full details about AusCycling Memberships please visit the website here 

Family & Student Discounts

Family Discounts

Every effort has been made to keep entry costs to an absolute minimum, however we are keen to encourage families to be involved in the Snowies MTB Festival and we do understand that entries for a large family can add up.

If you are a family unit, and members of your family are looking at taking part in a number of Snowies MTB Events, then email us at info@in2adventure.com.au PRIOR TO ENTERING with the following details:

  • Your name, telephone number & email address; and
  • The names of those in your family who will be taking part in the Snowies MTB Festival and the events they will be entering.

We will consider each request on an individual basis, discounts will not be offerred on opening day specials.

Important Information about Family Discounts

  • Entries must be for members of one family unit. Groups of friends are not eligible.
  • An email does not guarantee a discount. A family discount will be offered only at the discretion of the Event Managers.
  • Discounts will only be considered prior to entries being received. No refunds can be given as a result of a Family Discount.
  • Entries must be made on the same order.
  • If a discount is offered and the entry does not match the details in the email request In2Adventure reserve the right, without prior notice, to debit the difference in entry fees from the credit card listed on the entry.
 

Student Discounts

If you are a student please email us at info@in2adventure.com.au PRIOR TO ENTERING with the following details:

  • Your name, telephone number & email address,
  • Details of the event and course you wish to enter; and
  • A scanned copy or photo of your student identity card.

We will consider each request on an individual basis and send an email in response.

Important Information about Student Discounts

  • Sending an email does not guarantee a discount. A student discount will be offered only at the discretion of the event managers.
  • Discounts will only be considered prior to entries being received. Discounts cannot be backdated and no refunds will be given as a result of a Student Discount.
  • If a discount is offered and the entry does not match the details in the email request In2Adventure reserve the right, without prior notice, to debit the difference in entry fees from the credit card listed on the entry.

If you are a student please email us at info@in2adventure.com.au PRIOR TO ENTERING with the following details:

  • Your name, telephone number & email address; and
  • A scanned copy or photo of your student identity card

We will consider each request on an individual basis and send an email in response, discounts will not be offerred on opening day specials.

Important Information about Student Discounts

  • Sending an email does not guarantee a discount. A student discount will be offered only at the discretion of the event managers.
  • Discounts will only be considered prior to entries being received. Discounts cannot be backdated and no refunds will be given as a result of a Student Discount.
  • If a discount is offered and the entry does not match the details in the email request In2Adventure reserve the right, without prior notice, to debit the difference in entry fees from the credit card listed on the entry.

WELCOME TO YOUR HOST RESORT | lAKE CRACKENBACK RESORT & sPA

   Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa

Stay at the heart of the Snowies Trail Run Australia action at the host resort at Lake Crackenback.  A natural playground, the Resort’s spectacular setting and unique offering has something for everyone.

SAVE 10%!

Stay for 3 nights or more for the Snowies Multisport Festival and save 10%!  Simply mention the Snowies MultiSport Festival when booking to save.

A MESSAGE FROM LAKE CRACKENBACK RESORT

Our expansive, open spaces with fresh mountain air gives you peace of mind and the chance to breathe again.

Escape to our clean, spacious, self-contained accommodation or take part in one of the many outdoor activities to keep you entertained.

If you want a break away in a comfortable and safe environment, Lake Crackenback Resort is your place to be.

All accommodation options include access to a huge range of free activities and facilities. Choose from our Lakeview Apartments situated on the edge of Lake Crackenback or one of our individually unique Mountain Chalets.

Find us at: 1650 Alpine Way, Crackenback, NSW, 2627
Visit us at: lakecrackenback.com.au
T: 1800 020 524
E: Send an Online Enquiry

   Getting Here

TRAVELLING TO THE SNOWY MTNS

The Snowy Mountains and Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa are centrally located approx:

  • 2.5 hrs drive from Canberra;
  • 5.5 hrs drive from Sydney; and
  • 6.5 hrs drive from Melbourne.

International and Interstate flights can be easily booked to Canberra Airport.

   Accommodation

STAY AT LAKE CRACKENBACK RESORT & SPA

Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa offer a wide range of accommodation from apartments to Chalets with spectacular lake & mountain views featuring spacious living areas, cosy fireplaces and private balconies/patios designed to capture the sunset over the magnificent Thredbo Valley.

All are comfortably furnished carrying the outside in with warming tones and rustic timber furniture. Enjoy the magical lake and mountain views from your balcony or living space perfectly designed to capture the Snowy Mountains scenery. Lovely reflections bounce off the lake into the apartments making you feel instantly calm.

Be quick, accommodation is selling fast.

Save 10%!

Stay for 3 nights or more for the Snowies Multisport Festival and save 10%!  Simply mention the Snowies MultiSport Festival when booking to save.

Bookings

T | +61 2 6451 3000

E | reservations@lakecrackenback.com.au 

W | www.lakecrackenback.com.au

   Dining

Dining

Alpine Larder

The Alpine Larder provides honest country style service in a relaxed environment, whilst delivering wholesome, affordable comfort food that you simply can’t resist. Traditional wood fired pizzas, delicious pasta, mouthwatering tapas, hand tossed gourmet salads and mouth watering desserts are on offer.

Visit us for your morning coffee before enjoying a day of activities, a casual lunch, afternoon coffee and sweets or our delicious selection of wood fired pizzas.

  • View Alpine Larder Opening Times here
  • Bookings: T: 02 6451 3000
  • View Alpine Larder Menu here
Cuisine Restaurant

Boasting inspiring views of the Lake Crackenback waterfront and mountains beyond, Cuisine Restaurant & Bar offers authentic, flavoursome dishes incorporating produce from the local region. A team of dedicated chefs serve a range of fresh, seasonal fare delivered with friendly, attentive service.

Before your meal, join us in the Cuisine Bar for our famous mountain cocktails, or try our selection of schnapps, cognacs, liqueurs, beers and wines from around the world. Sit by the fire and enjoy light bar snacks and a great range of local and imported beers, wines and a wide selection of cocktails.

  • View Cuisine Opening Times here
  • Book online here OR phone 02 6451 3000
  • View Cuisine Menu here
   Facilities & Activities

Facilities & Activities

Activities at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa

Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa can be enjoyed just reading a book or relaxing by the lake taking in the magical views of the surrounding mountains, however the resort boasts many activities and is the perfect base for mountain adventures!

Take some time out to relax with at the resort spa. Surrounded by the beauty of the alpine wilderness, The Spa at Lake Crackenback draws from nature its inspiration to nurture and restore those who enter

The Spa at Lake Crackenback is open daily from 10am, please call 02 6451 3000 or email spa@lakecrackenback.com.au as bookings are essential.

Complimentary Activities for Guests

Complimentary Activities offered at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa include the following: *mountain bikes not included in free activities.

  • 9 hole par 3 golf course
  • Heated indoor swimming pool
  • Fitness centre & sauna
  • Archery
  • 14 kms of Mountain biking and bushwalking trails
  • Trout fishing in Lake Crackenback
  • 2.4km Fitness Track
  • Canoeing
  • Low ropes course
  • Trampolines
  • Mountain bike skills course
  • Tennis, badminton and volleyball courts
Activate @ Lake Crackenback Resort

Activate @ Lake Crackenback allows guests to immerse themselves in the beautiful surrounds of the Kosciuszko National Park whilst undertaking in the excitement of an exhilarating mountain bike tour or day walk, fly fishing or kayak lessons all complete with a local expert instructor or guide.

Activate tours and guides will be running when possible during the weekend,. These include:

  • Segway Experiences
  • 1 Hour Segway Eco Tours
  • 2 Hour River Sled Experience
  • Guided Fly fishing

Find Out More

Bookings are essential for the above guided experiences.

For bookings please call +61 2 6451 3000 or emailactivate@lakecrackenback.com.au

   Race HQ

rACE hq AT lAKE cRACKENBACK rESORT AND sPA

Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa is the base for:

  • Registration
  • Thredbo Summit Smash Start
  • Snowies Legends Descent Feed Zone
  • Gravity Check (Brumby Course) finish
  • Happy Hour Time Trial
  • Release the Cracken Marathon

Based in the heart of the resort on the grassed area opposite the ever popular Alpine Larder, spectators and visitors will have a great view of the start, mountain bike and finish from here.

Visit Australia’s Iconic Snowy Mountains

   See & do
   Horse Riding

Thredbo Valley Horseriding

Join the events very own ‘Man From Snowy River’ and discover the high country adventure with our friends at Thredbo Valley Horse Riding.
Located just down the road from the event hub, and regarded as a premier horse riding destination for adults and children, from beginners to advanced, there’s rides for  all levels on their 2800 acres of sub-alpine wilderness.
Bookings Essential

   Kosciuszko National Park

Kosciuszko National Park

The rugged alpine landscape of Kosciuszko National Park offers fresh clean air in summer and snow in winter to provide visitors with an endless choice of activities.

In2Adventure would also like to acknowledge the support of Office of the Environment and Heritage in the staging of this event. and you can find out more about the park on their website on the link below

Acknowledgement of the Traditional Owners
In2Adventure would like to pay respect to the traditional owners of the land on which the event will be hosted, the Ngarigo people of the Gumaal Nation. It is upon their ancestral lands that we will gather.

   Climate

Climate

Weather

Mountain weather can be very unpredictable and can change very quickly.

Summer temperatures can get as high as the mid-thirties in the townships of the Snowy Mountains, however the night-time temperatures can get down to sub-zero on occasion, so be prepared for any weather. During the summer months temperatures will always be a few degrees cooler the higher the elevation you travel to.

Geography & Climate

The Snowy Mountains are in the south east of New South Wales, and are the highest point in Australia’s Great Dividing Range. Much of the region is incorporated into Kosciuszko National Park. At 2,228m, Mount Kosciuszko is the highest peak on the Australian mainland. The flat expanse of the Monaro High Plain to the east of the region is sheep country renowned for the quality of its Merino wool.

   Food | Wine

Food & Wine in the Snowy Mountains

Whether you’re seeking a casual bite or a gourmet dining experience, roam the countryside savouring differing tastes throughout where all budgets are catered for.

The ski resorts and the Snowy Hydro Scheme have brought to the region chefs and restaurateurs from across the world. From Lebanese to Thai, Austrian, Chinese and Prussian, there is a multi-cultural plate to please your palette.

There are a number of great places to dine in the towns and villages in the region where a number of restaurants are BYO. If you opt for self-catering accommodation, you’ll have no trouble stocking up at one of the region’s many quality food stores, deli’s, patisseries and supermarkets.

The Snowy Mountains boasts the only Schnapps Distillery in Australia where beautiful local fruit is used to make delicious Raspberry, Pear or Apple Schnapps.

The region is also home to famous cold climate wines and local beers that will tempt the discerning traveller. And, we also have a cookie factory that is building a huge reputation and is a popular tourist stop.

A hot chocolate or a mulled wine next to an open fire, autumn, winter and spring, is always a wonderful way to end the day in the Snowy Mountains.

   Visitors Centres

Visitors Centres

Drop into a local Snowy Mountains Visitor Centre, a great place to find out what to do in the Snowies. Information on local tour and hire operators, regional maps and assistance in getting you oriented with the Snowies.

There are four main Visitor Centres, Cooma, Jindabyne, Tumut and Tumbarumba. The friendly staff are there to help you get on your way.

   Flights

Flights

The Snowy Mountains are centrally located between three major capital cities including Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra. Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and is the closest international airport to the event. Find out full information about Sydney Airport at www.sydneyairport.com.au

  • Sydney offers international and domestic flights and is approx 5.5hrs drive from the Snowy Mountains
  • Canberra has a domestic airport with flights from both Sydney and Melbourne. Canberra airport is approx 2.5hrs drive from the Snowy Mountains.
  • Melbourne offers international and domestic flights and is approx 6.5hrs drive from the Snowy Mountains
Canberra Airport: 2.5hrs from Snowy Mountains

Canberra Airport is the closest major airport to the Snowy Mountains. Regular flights from all Australian capital cities arrive and depart regularly from Canberra. Hire car facilities and bus services also operate from the airport.

More information about Canberra airport can be found at canberraairport.com.au

Flying to Canberra from Sydney or Melbourne International Airports takes roughly one hour. Domestic flight services are provided by:

Snowy Mountains Airport: 1hr from the Snowy Mountains

Snowy Mountains Airport is located 16km southwest of Cooma on the Kosciuszko Road. It offers direct return services from the Snowy Mountains to Sydney and is serviced by Regional Express (Rex) . Onward connections around Australia and globally are available at Sydney airport.

A variety of options are available to passengers arriving at or departing from Snowy Mountains Airport. Airport shuttle, private transfers, rental cars and taxis service the airport. Full details can be found on the airport website at snowymountainsairport.com.au.
   from Sydney

Travelling from Sydney to the Snowy Mountains

Sydney Australia is one of the world’s most loved cities and it has a lively and vibrant buzz that makes it the ultimate destination throughout the year. There are always plenty of things to do in Sydney – from world-class dining, shows and entertainment, to sightseeing and great walks or fun in the sand at one of Sydney's idyllic beaches.

There are a number of ways to travel from Sydney after your stay:

  1. Hire a Car and Drive
  2. Take the Train to Canberra and drive
  3. Take a domestic flight to Canberra and drive

See details below for more information.

Hire a car at Sydney Airport and drive to the Snowy Mountains

The Snowy Mountains are located approximately 470km from Sydney airport and will take just over 5 hours to drive.

Visitors can pick up a hire car from Sydney airport from a variety of car hire companies. More information about car hire at Sydney airport can be found at sydneyairport.com.au

Catch the train from Sydney to Canberra

There are train stations located at both the Sydney Airport International and Domestic terminals, which operate a service to Canberra as part of the Airport Train Link service. Full details can be found at www.sydneyairport.com.au/go/by-train

From Sydney Central Station there are three express train services per day to Canberra. Full details can be found at nswtrainlink.info

Take a Connecting Flight from Sydney To Canberra

Canberra is the Capital of Australia and the nearest airport to the Snowy Mountains. It is 195km trip driving from Canberra Airport and a 2hr 20mins drive.

   from Canberra

Travelling from Canberra to the Snowy Mountains

You can hire a car and drive or take the NSW regional coach link, however with limited public transport within the Snowy Mountains car hire is the best option for travelling to the event and enjoying the region while you are there. The drive along the Monaro Highway to the Snowies is one of the most picturesque drives in the country with lots to see and do along the way. See details below for more information.

Hire A Car and Drive

It is 195km trip from Canberra Airport to the Snowy Mountains and just over a two hour drive.

Driving the Kosciuszko Alpine Way is remarkable. The route winds its way through quaint country towns and alpine villages, with breathtaking views of the majestic mountains and sparkling rivers. Take a stopover along the way at one of the many tourist spots including:

Cooma

Have a break in Cooma and visit the Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre and unravel the design and technology of the world famous Snowy Scheme. Walk along Cooma’s Lambie Street to the Raglan Regional Art Gallery, passing the historic stone and timber architecture of the town.

Visit Cooma’s railhead, a functioning attraction with trains running to a regular timetable. Take a detour along Tourist Drive 1 south of Cooma and drive to the top of Mt Gladstone, 3km south of Cooma. Heidi’s Tea House at the top of Mt Gladstone provides great gluhwein and 360° views over
Cooma, the Monaro, the Snowy Mountains and Mt Kosciuszko.

Berridale

Continuing towards the Snowies and just past the Snowy Mountains airport lies Berridale, a cross-roads village that features a local winery and cafés. Take some time to relax and enjoy the peacefulness.

Lake Jindabyne

As you get closer to the Snowy Mountains spectacular Lake Jindabyne comes into view. Stop at the Jindabyne Dam wall for some great photos and scenic views. In Jindabyne itself visit the Snowy Region Visitor Centre for park passes and maps, and to view an interpretive display of the towns
amazing history.

In Jindabyne cycle along the lake’s edge, take a scenic or fishing boat charter, take to the air in a scenic flight or hire a runabout or catamaran for time on the water.

In Banjo Patterson park visit the monument to Count Paul Edmund Strzelecki, and learn about his amazing contribution to the region. Fish for Rainbow and Brown Trout, the occasional Brookie or Atlantic salmon from the lake, or in one of the many surrounding streams.

Take the NSW Regional Coach Link

NSW Trainlink run a coach service between Canberra and Jindabyne. Jindabyne is 20 mins by car from Lake Crackeback Resort & Spa.

The service operates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and the cost is $25.48 one way.

   Car Hire

Car Hire

With limited public transport within the Snowy Mountains car hire is the best option for travelling to the event and enjoying the region while you are there. The drive along the Monaro Highway to the Snowies is one of the most picturesque drives in the country with lots to see and do along the way. Driving distances to the Snowy Mountains are listed below

The Drive to the Snowy Mountains

Driving the Kosciuszko Alpine Way is remarkable. The route winds its way through quaint country towns and alpine villages, with breathtaking views of the majestic mountains and sparkling rivers. Take a stopover along the way at one of the many tourist spots below.


Cooma

Have a break in Cooma and visit the Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre and unravel the design and technology of the world famous Snowy Scheme. Walk along Cooma’s Lambie Street to the Raglan Regional Art Gallery, passing the historic stone and timber architecture of the town.

Visit Cooma’s railhead, a functioning attraction with trains running to a regular timetable. Take a detour along Tourist Drive 1 south of Cooma and drive to the top of Mt Gladstone, 3km south of Cooma. Heidi’s Tea House at the top of Mt Gladstone provides great gluhwein and 360° views over
Cooma, the Monaro, the Snowy Mountains and Mt Kosciuszko.

Berridale

Continuing towards the Snowies and just past the Snowy Mountains airport lies Berridale, a cross-roads village that features a local winery and cafés. Take some time to relax and enjoy the peacefulness.

Lake Jindabyne

As you get closer to the Snowy Mountains spectacular Lake Jindabyne comes into view. Stop at the Jindabyne Dam wall for some great photos and scenic views. In Jindabyne itself visit the Snowy Region Visitor Centre for park passes and maps, and to view an interpretive display of the towns
amazing history.

In Jindabyne cycle along the lake’s edge, take a scenic or fishing boat charter, take to the air in a scenic flight or hire a runabout or catamaran for time on the water.

In Banjo Patterson park visit the monument to Count Paul Edmund Strzelecki, and learn about his amazing contribution to the region. Fish for Rainbow and Brown Trout, the occasional Brookie or Atlantic salmon from the lake, or in one of the many surrounding streams.

Some Tips When Driving

1. We drive on the left - quite important to remember this one :-)
2. Try to avoid driving around dusk and dawn as these are the main times for our local wildlife, including some very big roos, to be out on the road and you don't want to tangle with them, even in a vehicle.
3. Don't underestimate distances. This is a big country and travelling between major towns and cities can be 100's of kms (1 mile = 1.6km).

FAQ’s

Can I compete using an e-bike

E-Bikes at Competitive In2Adventure Events

We have been approached to consider including an e-bike category in our competitive events.  We have considered this extensively and spent much time discussing this with many of our participants and considering points of view expressed on numerous forums over a number of years. 

We have listened to the opinions, both for and against with valid points on both sides of the debate.  We do believe that competitive events should encourage and reflect personal achievement, however we also recognise that e-bikes do fill an important role in the mountain bike community. For those who may be older or recovering from injury and still wish to enjoy their riding, e-bikes offer an  alternative. 

We value inclusivity at our events and as such have been working hard over the past few years to develop strategies where e-bikes can be included at In2Adventure events while ensuring that any possible impacts on other riders who are riding under their own power, are minimised or eliminated.

For this reason In2Adventure has decided to include an e-bike category where this can be integrated seamlessly into the event, however, e-Bikes must meet the following standards and use of an e-Bike in the event must be declared on the entry form:

  • Engine of maximum 250 watts,
  • Engine assistance up to 25km/h only,
  • Pedalling assistance only, although a start-up assistance not exceeding 6km/h without pedalling is allowed,
  • Wheel sizes shall be a minimum of 26 inches,
  • Gearing roll out distance: maximum is 9.0 m,
  • Bikes must be commercially available and of mid (crank) motor format only,
  • Riders can only use the battery in place on their bike and cannot carry an additional battery during the competition.
  • An electric engine, which only provides assistance when the rider is pedalling.

How old do I have to be to race?

Minimum Age

WILD BRUMBY STAGE/DAY/WEEKEND RIDERS - SOLO & 2 PERSON RELAY TEAM

Participants must be at least 15 years of age by 31 Dec 2024.

BRUMBY STAGE/DAY/WEEKEND RIDERS - SOLO & 2 PERSON RELAY TEAM

Participants must be at least 13 years of age by 31 Dec 2024.

COLTS (Junior) SUNDAY - 12KM EVENT

Participants must be at least 10 years of age by 31 Dec 2024.

Can I enter after entry closure?

If after the entry closure date the event is not at capacity, ‘Full Price Late Online Entries’ will be made available. These incur an additional fee and full details can be viewed here.

Entries may close without notice when the event is full. When the event is sold out a notice will be posted on the event entry page.

Do I need a license to race?

AUSCYCLING LICENSE 

Snowies MTB Festival is sanctioned by AusCycling. 

Entry prices listed INCLUDE AusCycling event license fees.  Riders who hold a current AusCycling Race Off Road or Race All Disciplines license will receive a DISCOUNT OFF the advertised entry fee as outlined below:

  • Solo Stage Race Entry: $50 discount
  • Team Stage Race Entry: $35 discount per person who holds a current license
  • Sunday XC MTB: $8 discount

To receive the discount be sure to enter your current Race Off Road or Race All Disciplines license number on the entry form. 

All riders must be AusCycling race members, purchase a 7 Day Event Licence or register for the 4 Week Free Trial.

All riders who receive the entry discount will be required to show proof of current AusCycling Race Off Road or Race All Disciplines license before collecting race packs at registration. If a current licence cannot be shown the rider will be required to purchase a license directly from AusCycling prior to registering and collecting race packs.

Do I need a support crew?

No. Support crews are NOT permitted for the Snowies MTB Festival, however a support person/persons, may assist riders in the Feed Zone at Race HQ only.

We do also recommend bringing your friends and family along to cheer you on and greet you at the finish line.

How can I travel to the start of each Stage

Some short travel is required , however, the great thing about the Snowies MTB Festival is that all the riding is within an area of just 35km and the maximum travel time to stages is just 20mins.  There’s even a bus shuttle package, which includes bike transfer that you can book if it’s required.

Full details can be found on the Event Details information on the website .

Driving between Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa, Gaden and Thredbo Resort

It is an easy 13-22 minute drive between the venues and there is ample parking at each.

National Parks Charges

Please note if driving between Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa and Thredbo Resort, National Parks charge a fee of $17 for a day pass . The pass is purchased at the toll point on the road the Thredbo.

Those who wish to visit more often may choose to purchase a 5 day pass. It is important to note that these charges apply when driving to Thredbo Resort, for all competitors riding to Thredbo Resort the national parks access fee is included in your event entry. Full details about National Parks Charges are listed below.

Can I switch bikes between stages?

Each individual rider must ride the same frame for all 5 stages. However, wheel changes are permitted.

I’m not sure whether to bring my hardtail or dual suspension bike. Do you have a recommendation?

This is really a personal choice and if you’re trying to make the decision chances are you know all the pros and cons of riding each type of bike already.

The event is a Cross Country event, however stage 1 is predominantly uphill, stage 2 is downhill and stage 3 is predominantly downhill and then switches to climbs and descents throughout the lower TVT. Your dually will be a great all-rounder, but your hardtail will handle the terrain as well.

Can I carry a music device?

Competitors are permitted to wear one ear piece only of personal audio equipment while racing.  The volume must be adjusted to ensure that riders can easily hear calls from officials and from other riders and ensure it is an enjoyable experience for all involved.

Can I hire a mountain bike on site?

Yes, the Activ8 Centre at Lake Crackenback Resort has a number of Specialised Mountain Bikes for hire. For bookings please contact Activate Centre on 1800 020 524

What equipment will I need for the event?

Full details relating to equipment can be found on the Event Details page

What if I have to withdraw from the event?

If you are unable to make the event full details are outlined in the EVENT REFUND POLICY outlining necessary actions and follow up in the case of an applicable refund or credit

Can I change or transfer my entry?

It is forbidden to participate in an event under another competitor’s name or to offer your entry to another participant. Transfer of entry to another competitor is not permitted. Details about changing entry details are outlined in the Event Refund Policy

What happens if an event is cancelled or rescheduled?

A decision to cancel or reschedule an event will not be made lightly, however our main focus is competitor safety and respect for the environment in which we operate. Sometimes situations outside of our control do result in this outcome.

  • A decision on event cancellation or rescheduling may only be made on the evening before or in the day of an event.
  • If an event is cancelled a notice will be posted on the event website and via social media.
  • Full details of applicable credits in the case of a cancellation or rescheduling can be found in the Event Refund Policy

What if I have won a prize and I can’t stay for presentations?

If you are unable to stay for prize giving you can send a stamped, self addressed registered envelope (large enough to hold your prize) to:

In2Adventure, PO Box 2003, Brookside Centre, Qld; within 2 weeks of the event.

Please include the following details:

  • The name & date of the event
  • Your category
  • Your Placing (ie 1st, 2nd, etc)

Your prize and medal will be posted as soon as possible, however, due to the fact that prizes are packed away in the event trailer and this sometimes has to be transported long distances there may be a wait time of up to 6 weeks.

Important Notes:

Unfortunately due to past circumstances, we are unable to allow for prizes or medals to be collected by other competitors as we are committed to ensuring that prizes are delivered to the rightful recipient. After 2 weeks following the event if prizes are unclaimed they will be returned to the prize pool for future events.

Random Draw Prizes. Only those present at the presentation ceremony will be eligible for random draw prizes.

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