• Snowies MTB Festival | 3 Days

    Date

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

    Date

    3-5 Feb 2023
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Snowies MTB Festival 2023

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The Wild Brumby | 5 Stages | 114k
The Brumby | 4 Stages | 75k

Snowy Mountains

Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa & Thredbo Resort

CLIMATE

Summer 24-27 Degrees

PRIZE POOL

$5,000

The mountains are calling as the Snowies MTB Festival returns to Australia’s iconic Snowy Mountains from 3rd to 5th February 2023 including all the 4.5 star luxury of our spectacular home venue Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa.

We are so excited that 2023 will mark 10 years of In2Adventure launching and developing off road events in the spectacular Snowy Mountains.  On our 10th anniversary we invite you to join us, and our very own Man From Snowy River to celebrate in Australia's Adventure Capital.

Snowies Mountain Bike Festival is sanctioned by AusCycling and includes two unique course options with the 114k Wild Brumby and 75k Brumby.

The Wild Brumby includes all of the epic riding for which the Snowy Mountains is famous including Thredbo's Ricochet trails, the beauty of Lake Crackenback Resort trails PLUS an awe-inspiring descent from Thredbo to Gaden on the Snowy Legends Descent, traversing the banks of  the Thredbo River on the iconic Thredbo Valley Track (TVT).

And for those looking to enjoy the riding in the Snowy Mountains minus the more technical riding the Brumby Course is the perfect option.

The Wild Brumby | 5 Stages | 3 Days | 114k

The Wild Brumby is for riders ready to tackle the very best and toughest riding on offer in the Snowy Mountains.

It’s a hardcore challenge for hardcore riders which includes the Snowy Legends Descent where competitors depart from Thredbo in the shadow of Australia’s highest peak, Mt Kosciuszko to ride the full expanse of the Thredbo Valley to Gaden.

With the event hub at an altitude of 1,260m, The Wild Brumby includes 5 diverse stages covering 114ks of rugged mountain terrain including over 90% single track riding.  Entry also includes a chairlift ride to the top of Thredbo Resort ready to tackle the excitement of the the rollercoaster ride that is Stage 2 ‘Ricochet’  The Wild Brumby tests rider’s strength, speed, stamina, endurance and technical skills across constantly changing and varied terrain throughout the stages.

Riders have all this coupled with some of the most spectacular mountain vistas, epic suspension bridges, a race against our very own ‘Man from Snowy River’ and the most stunning river valley and mountain scenery found anywhere in the world.

Easy Logistics with Minimal Travelling

All of this diverse riding is located within an area of just 35km. This means that it’s easy and convenient for riders with a maximum travel time to stages of just 22mins.

No need to pack up and move each day, riders can choose accommodation options ranging from camping to 5 star in the area; or even choose to stay right in the heart of the action at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa.

Imagine….. just hop out of bed, take in a leisurely breakfast and then jump on your bike and enjoy the ride.

The Brumby | 4 Stages | 3 Days | 75k

The Brumby is for riders who want to discover all the thrills of riding the Snowies minus the more technical riding.  It includes all the usual stages of the Snowies MTB Festival including the Thredbo Summit Smash, Time Trial, Gravity Check and Release the Cracken, minus the technical challenge of Ricochet and the  remote Lower TVT.  It also includes a shorter 30k Release the Cracken stage on Sunday.

The Great Teammate Crate Race

Get a group of mates together and join the Snowies MTB Great Teammate Crate Race!  All you need to do is to get a group of 5 or more mates, riding buddies or club members together and join the race. 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.

Find out more here

Pairs Event

Share the riding between 2 riders in The Wild Brumby or Brumby course.  Pairs share the riding with each riding different stages of the event.

Sunday XC MTB Event

If one day of action is all you’re after, Sunday offers the 45k marathon, 30k or 15k XC MTB events.

Snowy Mtns, NSW

   The Wild Brumby | 5 Stages | 114k
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: THREDBO RICOCHET 4.5k

Fri 2pm |  After a stunning chairlift ride to the start, experience the thrills of this flowing downhill stage.

STAGE 3: SNOWY LEGENDS DESCENT 39.5k

Sat 9:00am | 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 TIME TRIAL 5.5k

Sat 5:30pm | 5.5km Time Trial Lap finishing at the Alpine Larder in time for Happy Hour

STAGE 5: RELEASE THE CRACKEN 45k

Sun 8:30am | Finish up with 45k’s of epic riding as we Release the Cracken! on the 15k XC circuit in and around Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa.

   The Brumby | 4 Stages | 75k
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: SNOWY LEGENDS DESCENT 39.5k

Sat 11:00am | Time for all the thrills and exhilaration of this 19.5km roller coaster ride taking riders from Thredbo to Lake Crackenback Resort traversing the spectacular Thredbo Valley alongside the Thredbo river.

STAGE 3: HAPPY HOUR TIME TRIAL 5.5k

Sat 5:30pm | 5.5km Time Trial Lap finishing at the Alpine Larder in time for Happy Hour

STAGE 4: RELEASE THE CRACKEN 30k

Sun 8:30am | Finish up with 30k’s of epic riding as we Release the Cracken! on the 15k XC circuit in and around Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa.

lake crackenback resort & spa

   Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa

Stay at the heart of the Snowies MTB action at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa. A natural playground, the Resort’s spectacular setting and unique offering has something for everyone.

Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa is nestled on 150 acres, bordering Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains within easy reach of both Thredbo and Perisher.

A year round destination, the Resort offers a wide range of experiences including:

  • Numerous FREE onsite activities;
  • The finest local produce with a choice of two restaurants;
  • A variety of 4.5 star accommodation including stunning Lake View Apartments and luxurious Mountain Chalets and an array of pampering treatments at the Spa.

A natural playground, the Resort’s spectacular setting and unique offering has something for everyone.

1650 Alpine Way
Crackenback, NSW, 2627
W: www.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.

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.

event details

   The Great Teammate Crate Race

The Great Team mate crate race

Get a group of mates together and join the Snowies MTB Great Teammate Crate Race!

We have so many amazing teams, clubs and groups who come along to the Snowies MTB Festival and to celebrate, we’re launching the inaugural 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 2023, 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 way of racing
  • The Handle - For best team name

So, grab your mates and get In 2 the Snowies MTB 2023 Great Teammate Crate Race.

   our elite contenders

Welcome to our Elite Contenders

A big welcome to our Elite Riders in the mix to take home the $5,000 cash prize pool.
MALE ELITEFEMALE ELITE
NameTeam/ClubStateNameTeam/ClubState
Ben AllenB&J RacingNSWMeaghan StantonTrek Shimano AustraliaNSW
Kelsey BorehamJindabyne CCNSW
Nathan BoothACT
Anderson Camargo ReyRBCCNSW

Last updated 8/8/22

   TIMETABLE

THURSDAY | Registration

TIMEACTIVITYLOCATION
5:00pm Stage Race Registration 1 Open Freestyle Room | Lake Crackenback Resort
7:00pm Stage Race Registration 1 Closed Freestyle Room | Lake Crackenback Resort

FRIDAY am | Thredbo Summit Smash

TIMEACTIVITYLOCATION
6:30amStage Race Registration 2 OpenFreestyle Room Lake Crackenback Resort
6:30amBus Open - Equipment Transport
If desired riders can have an Equipment Bag transported to Thredbo to collect at the finish line.
Please drop off bags before 8:15am
Bullocks Drive - Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa
7:45amRegistration 2 ClosedFreestyle Room Lake Crackenback Resort
8:00amStage 1 Event Brief | Compulsory for all ridersRace HQ - Lake Crackenback Resort
8:30amSTART STAGE 1 | Thredbo Summit Smash Lake Crackenback Resort
10:30amBus Shuttles Start | Thredbo to LCR |
Brumby Riders - Bookings Essential
Friday Flat, Thredbo to Lake Crackenback Resort
*11:30amFinal Rider | Stage 1Friday Flat - Thredbo
11:45am Last Bus Shuttle Departs | Thredbo to LCR |
Brumby Riders - Bookings Essential
Friday Flat, Thredbo to Lake Crackenback Resort
*Indicates Estimate Time Only

Friday PM | Thredbo Ricochet | Wild Brumby Only

TIMEACTIVITYLOCATION
12:30pm Elite Top 3 Presentations | Stage 1 Friday Flat, Thredbo
12:45pm Stage 2 Event Brief | Compulsory for all Wild Brumby riders Friday Flat, Thredbo
1:00pmGunbarrel Chairlift Open
Transport Riders and Bikes to Stage 2 Start
Friday Flat, Thredbo
2:00pmSTART STAGE 2 | Ricochet
Riders start at 20sec intervals
Top of Gunbarrel Chairlift
2:30pmBus Shuttles Start | Thredbo to LCR
Wild Brumby -Bookings Essential
Friday Flat, Thredbo to Lake Crackenback Resort
2:45pmElite Top 3 Presentations | Stage 2 Friday Flat, Thredbo
*3:45pmLast Rider FinishFriday Flat, Thredbo
4:00pm Last Bus Shuttle Departs | Thredbo to LCR
Wild Brumby -Bookings Essential
Friday Flat, Thredbo to Lake Crackenback Resort
*Indicates Estimate Time Only

Saturday AM | Snowy Legends Descent & Gravity Check

TIMEACTIVITYLOCATION
7:15amBus Open - Equipment Transport
Wild Brumby - If desired riders can have an Equipment Bag transported to Gaden to collect at the finish line.
Drop off before 8:15am
Lake Crackenback Resort
7:30amBus Shuttles Start | LCR to Thredbo
Bookings Essential
Lake Crackenback Resort to Thredbo
8:45am Stage 3 Event Brief | Compulsory for all Wild Brumby ridersFriday Flat, Thredbo
9:00am START STAGE 3 | Snowy Legends Descent
Riders start at 20sec intervals
Wild Brumby Riders
Friday Flat, Thredbo
10:15amLast Bus Shuttle Departs | LCR to Thredbo
Bookings Essential
Lake Crackenback Resort to Friday Flat, Thredbo
10:45amStage 3 Event Brief | Compulsory for all Brumby ridersFriday Flat, Thredbo
11:00amSTART STAGE 3 | Gravity Check
Brumby Riders
Friday Flat, Thredbo
11:00amBus Shuttles Start | Gaden to LCR
Wild Brumby - Bookings Essential
Gaden Hatchery to Lake Crackenback Resort
3:00pmLast Bus Shuttle Departs | Gaden to LCR to Thredbo
Wild Brumby - Bookings Essential
Gaden Hatchery to Lake Crackenback Resort

Saturday PM | Happy Hour Time Trial

TIMEACTIVITYLOCATION
5:00pmElite Top 3 Presentations | Stage 3 Lake Crackenback Resort
5:00pmStage 4 Event Brief | Compulsory for all riders Lake Crackenback Resort
5:30pm START STAGE 4 | Happy Hour Time TrialLake Crackenback Resort
6:00pmElite Top 3 Presentations | Stage 4Lake Crackenback Resort
*7:30pm Stage 4 Finish Lake Crackenback Resort

Sunday | Release the Cracken Marathon | 45k, 30k, 15k

TIMEACTIVITYLOCATION
6:30am Cuisine Restaurant Open for Breakfast Lake Crackenback Resort
7:00am Alpine Larder Open Lake Crackenback Resort
7:30am 45k, 30k & 15k Individual Race Registration Open Freestyle Room | Lake Crackenback Resort
8:15am Stage 5 and 45k Event Brief | Compulsory for all ridersLake Crackenback Resort
8:30amSTART STAGE 5 | Release the Cracken Marathon
START 45k
Lake Crackenback Resort
9:00am Registration Closed | 30k & 15kFreestyle Room | Lake Crackenback Resort
9:15am 30k & 15k Event Brief | Compulsory for all ridersLake Crackenback Resort
9:30am START BRUMBY STAGE 4
START 30k & 15k
Lake Crackenback Resort
*1:00pm Snowies MTB Festival Presentations Lake Crackenback Resort
* Indicates estimated times only
   stage travel

bus shuttle package

Bus shuttle packages are available to purchase online if required. 

The cost is $65 and includes transport for one rider and one bike on the transfers listed below. 

Bookings close on 28 Jan 2023 or when sold out.

WILD BRUMBY
StageDay Shuttle TimeDetails
Finish Stage 1 AM Friday Thredbo to LCR 2:30pm - 4pmReturn to start point at LCR
Start Stage 3 AM Saturday LCR to Thredbo7:30am - 8:15amTravel from LCR to stage start at Thredbo
Finish Stage 3 PM SaturdayGaden to LCR to Thredbo 11am - 3pmTravel for Wild Brumby Riders to return to LCR or Thredbo
BRUMBY
StageDay Shuttle TimeDetails
Finish Stage 1 AM Friday Thredbo to LCR 10:30am - 11:45amReturn to start point at LCR
Start Stage 3 AM Saturday LCR to Thredbo7:30am - 10:15amTravel from LCR to stage start at Thredbo
Finish Stage 3 PM SaturdayLCR to Thredbo Midday - 1:15pmTravel for Brumby Riders to return to Thredbo from LCR if required
BOOK BUS PACKAGE

stage travel requirements

All riding for the Snowies MTB Festival is located within an area of just 35km. This means that it’s easy and convenient for riders with a maximum travel time to stages of just 22mins.

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 package can be booked online which provides transport for riders and bikes to and from the stage start and finish.

Please see details below.

   PRESENTATIONS, prizes & finishers medallions

$5,000 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

age group & team prizes

Medallions will be presented to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place as well as a sponsors prize for first.

ELITE PRESENTATIONS

Elite presentations will take place at the following times:

DayTimePresentationLocation
Friday12:30pmStage 1Friday Flat, Thredbo
Friday2:45pmStage 2 Friday Flat, Thredbo
Saturday5:00pmStage 3Alpine Larder, Lake Crackenback Resort
Saturday5:45pmStage 4Alpine Larder, Lake Crackenback Resort
Sunday*1:00pmStage 5 &
Stage Race Presentations
Alpine Larder, Lake Crackenback Resort
* = Estimated Time*

Important Information for 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.

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 1pm, 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.

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.

   REGISTRATION, STAGE CHECK IN & RACE PLATES

REGISTRATION

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

Please bring a copy of your entry confirmation (printed or electronic) to registration.  This will be required to be shown prior to race bag pick up.

DayTimeEventLocation
Thursday5pm to 7pmStage Race Registration 1Freestyle Room
Lake Crackenback Resort
Friday6:30am to 7:45amStage Race Registration 2Freestyle Room
Lake Crackenback Resort

stage 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 racing.

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.

Pairs

Each pair will be issued with:

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

Each pair rider must 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 marathon 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.  Numbers are not to be cut, altered, disfigured, damaged, covered, bent, folded or obscured in any way. Penalties, disqualification and/or fines will apply in this circumstance and stage times may not be recorded.
  • 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 8:30am 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 6:30am to 8:30am 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:

  • A 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.
  • Two large water bottles (mounted in cages on your bike frame) and / or hydration pack; - See Food & Nutrition notes below
  • A minimum of 1 litre of water
  • 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.
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 the final 'Release the Cracken' stage and the 45k, 30k and 15k XC MTB events on Sunday where a ‘Feed Zone’ is located at the lap point (15k) on the Village Green near Race HQ.  

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.
   RACE RULES

RACE RULES

VIEW RACE RULES
PAIRS EVENT RULES
THE WILD BRUMBY
  • Only one member of the pair may race at any time.  Only the designated rider is permitted on the course.
  • Each member of the pair must complete at least 2 of the first 4 stages
  • Stage 3 Snowy Legends Descent | Pair riders are permitted to change at the midway point at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa
  • Each member of the pair must complete at least 1 lap of Sunday’s 45km Release the Cracken Stage.
THE BRUMBY
  • Only one member of the pair may race at any time.  Only the designated rider is permitted on the course.
  • Each member of the pair must complete at least 1 of the first 3 stages.
  • Each member of the pair must complete at least 1 lap of Sunday’s 30km Release the Cracken Stage
   THE PAIRS EVENT

the Pairs event

The pairs event offers riders who don’t feel they can ride all stages as a solo, the opportunity to share the riding between two riders.  Only one rider may race at any time and only the designated rider is permitted on the course.

THE WILD BRUMBY
  • Only one member of the pair may race at any time.  Only the designated rider is permitted on the course.
  • Each member of the pair must complete at least 2 of the first 4 stages
  • Stage 3 Snowy Legends Descent | Pair riders are permitted to change at the midway point at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa
  • Each member of the pair must complete at least 1 lap of Sunday’s 45km Release the Cracken Stage.
THE BRUMBY
  • Only one member of the pair may race at any time.  Only the designated rider is permitted on the course.
  • Each member of the pair must complete at least 1 of the first 3 stages.
  • Each member of the pair must complete at least 1 lap of Sunday’s 30km Release the Cracken Stage

THE 5 STAGES

   STAGE 1

STAGE 1: THREDBO SUMMIT SMASH – 19.5KM

FRIDAY: 8:30am

Download GPX File

Ascent from Lake Crackenback to Thredbo.

START | Mass rolling Start along Bullocks Drive and Little Thredbo Road

TRAILS

  • Single Track: 18.5km
  • Fire Trail: 650m
  • Sealed Road: 350m
  • Suspension Bridges: 5

LOSS / GAIN | +533m

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 impressive 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, mountain bog, 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.

   STAGE 2

STAGE 2: RICOCHET | 4.5KM | WILD BRUMBY ONLY

FRIDAY 2:00pm

LIFT TICKETS & PRACTICE RUN | This year we have organised with Thredbo that each Wild Brumby Rider will have the opportunity to have a practice run on the Ricochet Stage if desired.  Each rider can collect a lift pass at the end of Stage 1.  This lift pass will allow for 2 trips on the Gunbarrel Chair from Friday Flat. Riders have the option of using one of the lifts to have a practice ride, or you might like to go up again after the stage has finished for a fun run down. 

IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE:

  1. 2 Runs Only | The pass permits 2 runs ONLY.  If you use the pass more than once before the stage start there will be no lifts remaining on your pass.  In this case you will have to organise and pay for your own lift pass for the stage.  So the Key Take Out Is... Only use your pass ONCE  before the stage start.
  2. Collect Your Pass & Keep it Safe | Riders require their race number to collect a lift pass.  You will be asked to sign when collecting the pass.  When you have it, put it in a safe place and don't lose it.  If the pass is lost, the rider will have to buy another pass from the Thredbo Office to take part in Stage 2.  Key Take Out is... Collect your Pass, Keep it Safe and Don't lose it.
  3. Take your Lift Pass to the Chairlift | You will need to use your pass at the entry to Gunbarrel Chair.
  4. Gunbarrel Chair on Friday Only | The pass is only valid for lifts on Gunbarrel Chair on Friday only.

START | Individual staggered start 20 seconds apart. Riders will start at 20 second intervals.  Start times will be  published on the website prior to the stage start.

It is important to check start times and ensure you are at the start line ready to ride at the top of the  Gunbarrel Chairlift.  If a start time is missed that rider will automatically be allocated a start place after the last designated rider for their course.

TRAILS | Single Track: 4.1km | Fire Trail: 400m

GAIN / LOSS | -420m

Descend from the top of Gunbarrell Chair Lift overlooking the peak of Mt Kosciusko back to to Friday Flat.

After a stunning chairlift ride to the top of Gunbarrel Chair, experience the thrills of this flowing downhill stage.  Ricochet is an intermediate trail designed to offer a progression into more advanced flow gravity riding. Winding its way through awesome terrain on each side of the High Noon steeps, this trail flaunts flowing berms and cruisy traverses.

   STAGE 3

STAGE 3: SNOWY LEGENDS DESCENT | 39.5KM (WILD BRUMBY) & GRAVITY CHECK | 18.5K (BRUMBY)

THE WILD BRUMBY | SNOWY LEGENDS DESCENT | 35.5k

SATURDAY FROM 9:00AM

START | Mass Starts in Waves.  Please check the start times published on the website on Friday evening.

TRAILS | Single Track: 37km | Fire Trail: 1,800m | Sealed Road: 700m | Suspension Bridges: 7

Descend from Thredbo to Lake Crackenback and on to Gaden

Join us on one of Australia’s epic mountain descents with all the thrills and exhilaration of this 39.5km roller coaster ride form 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 Time Trial.

THE BRUMBY | GRAVITY CHECK | 18.5K

SATURDAY 10:30AM

START | Mass start from Friday Flat at Thredbo

TRAILS

  • Single Track: 18.5km
  • Fire Trail: 650m
  • Seald Road: 350m
  • Suspension Bridges: 5

LOSS / GAIN | -533m

Descend from Thredbo to Lake Crackenback 

Our Brumby riders take on this exhilaration 18.5km roller coaster ride from Thredbo following the spectacular Thredbo Valley alongside the Thredbo River to Lake Crackenback Resort. 

Starting at Thredbo get ready for the thrills of  Gravity Check as you head on a downhill mission to ride the Valley traversing the Thredbo River to Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa.

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 before finishing at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa.

After the finish there's just enough time for some rest, relaxation and luxury before we gear up for a fast and furious Time Trial in the afternoon.

   STAGE 4

STAGE 4: LAKE CRACKENBACK HAPPY HOUR TIME TRIAL – 5.5KM

SATURDAY 5:30PM

START | Individual staggered start 20 seconds apart.  Start times will be  published on the website prior to the stage start.

It is important to check start times and ensure you are at the start line ready to ride at Race HQ 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.

TRAILS | Single Track: 4.1km | Fire Trail: 400m

GAIN / LOSS | -420m

Time Trail Lap around Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa Trails  

Time to smash out a fast and furious 5.5km lap of the flowing single track around Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa.

The scenery is spectacular as you ride along the banks of the Thredbo River, and we finish up back at the Alpine Larder just in time for Saturday night ‘Happy Hour!’

Time Trial times count towards the overall standings as we move into the final Stage ‘Release the Cracken Marathon’ on Sunday.

   STAGE 5

STAGE 6: RELEASE THE CRACKEN! 45K MARATHON (WILD BRUMBY) & 30K (BRUMBY)

SUNDAY 8:30AM

START | Mass Start along Bullocks Drive

TRAILS |

  • Single Track | per lap 13.5km | Wild Brumby 39.45km | Brumby 26.3km
  • Fire Trail | per lap 850m | Wild Brumby 2.55km | Brumby 1.7km
  • Sealed Path | per lap 450m | Wild Brumby 1.35km | Brumby 900m
  • Obstacles | per lap 550m | Wild Brumby 1.65km | Brumby 1.1km

GAIN / LOSS | 241m | -240m

Wild Brumby | 3 x 15km Laps      Brumby | 2 x 15km Laps     XC MTB | 45km, 30km & 15km

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 45km or 30km of riding that will test even the most hardened riders.

The course is a spectacular 15km clockwise lap with Wild Brumby riders completing three laps and Brumby riders completing two.

The course takes in the beautiful flowing berms and switchbacks on the trails heading out of the resort, then crossing the Little Thredbo River before heading into the National Park and the Muzzelwood Trail.

After passing the Diggings the course then returns to the familiar Thredbo Valley Track before returning to Bullocks hut.  Here the trail veers left onto the picturesque, 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, comprising 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.

   COURSE SIGNAGE

COURSE SIGNAGE

The course is signed with yellow or white In2Adventure signs with black arrows. Locations where the course splits for different stages are signed with A3 signs indicating the correct route for that stage. Cones and tape are also used, follow the course as indicated by the signage.

Please note the course will also be marked with white signs with red arrows for the Trail Run Australia event. Riders are advised to follow ‘Bike’ signage only.

Marshals will be in place at strategic points throughout the course, however ultimately it is up to each competitor to know and follow the correct course route.

event Services

   bike mechanic

bike Mechanic Services from Sacred Ride

A Big Thanks to Local Mountain Bike Specialists Sacred Ride who will be providing mechanical 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.

Sacred Ride offer an impressive range of bikes for sale and hire, parts & servicing, clothing, helmets, accessories, eyewear and group tours.  Basically if you’re looking for anything mountain bike in the Snowy Mountains Sacred Ride is the place to head to.

As well as a wide range of mountain bike services the team at sacred ride also offer skateboards and adventure equipment plus, take bookings for local adventures. Their summer Lake Jindabyne sailing, kayaking and wakeboarding activities gives visitors plenty to do and plenty of fun!

Catch up with Nic & the Team at the Snowies MTB Festival Race HQ at the following times:

  • Thur: 5pm to 7pm 
  • Fri: 6:30am to 8:30am
  • Sat: 9:30am to 12:30pm & 5pm to 7:30pm
  • Sun: 7:30am to 12:30pm

Visit Sacred Ride

   FLOWERS

fLORAL pRESENTATIONS FROM ch fLORAL dESIGNS

A big thank you to our official floral supplier for the Snowies MultiSport Festival, CH Floral Designs.  Specialising in flowers for your special Wedding Day, Corporate function or Event. Beautifully designed Bridal bouquets, Flowers for the groom, Ceremony and Reception Flowers.

Chellie and the team will be providing the beautiful bouquets to present to our  Champions.

Visit CH Floral Design here

MASSAGE & PHYSIO

mASSAGE AT lAKE cRACKENBACK

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.

tHE mASSAGE jOINT IN jINDABYNE

Unfortunately with the impact of COVID-19, Ruth and the team from the Massage Joint won't be able to be on site this year, however, the good news is you can visit them at their shop in Jindabyne, but be quick appointments will to fast!

A | 1 Snowy River Avenue, Jindabyne New South Wales 2627, Australia

T | 0403 399 957 

E | tmjjindabyne@gmail.com 

W | themassagejoint.com.au

Elevate PHysio IN jINDABYNE

Legs screaming?  Feeling a little sore?  Then catch up with Jeannette and the team at Elevate Physio to ensure you're in tip top shape on race morning.  Bookings are essential and you can find full details below.

Book online here

T | [02] 6456 1476

A | 1 Snowy River Avenue, Jindabyne NSW 2627.  Located within High Country Fitness

W | elevatephysio.com.au

ENTRY INFORMATION

ENTeR
   Entry one day entry special | thurs 14 july | $250 saving

ONE DAY ENTRY SPECIAL

ONE DAY ONLY | OPENS 10am THURS 14 JULY

We are so excited that 2023 will mark 10 years of launching and growing off road events in the spectacular Snowy Mountains.  To celebrate we're offering the opportunity to SAVE $250 off the standard price entry for Snowies MTB 2023.

Simply be one of the first 50 entrants to enter the Snowies MTB Festival Stage Race between 10am and 11:59pm AEST on Thursday 14 July and you will save $250 off the standard price entry. 

What if I miss out on the first 50?

No need for FOMO, once the first 50 entries have been sold riders will still be able to save $200 if you enter before 11:59pm AEST on Thurs 14th.

FIRST 50 ENTRIES SAVE $250
  • WILD BRUMBY SOLO: $649  $399
  • BRUMBY SOLO: $599  $349
  • WILD BRUMBY PAIR: $699  $449
  • BRUMBY PAIR: $649  $399
AFTER THE FIRST 50 SAVE $200
  • WILD BRUMBY SOLO: $649  $449
  • BRUMBY SOLO: $599  $399
  • WILD BRUMBY PAIR: $699  $499
  • BRUMBY PAIR: $649  $449

SPECIAL OFFER DETAILS

  • The one day special opens at 10am AEST on Thursday 14 July and closes at 11:59pm AEST on Thursday 14 July 2022.
  • The $250 saving applies to the first fifty Snowies MTB Festival 2023 Stage Race Entries received on Thurs 14 July. 
  • When the first 50 specials have sold out the price will revert to the $200 saving. 
  • One Day Entry Specials will close at 11:59pm AEST on Thurs 14 July.
ENTRY INCLUSIONS
  • Finishers Medallion/Momento for all stage race finishers
  • Race Pack Giveaway
  • Entry fees listed include AusCycling license fees
  • 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 ‘Fun One’ Prize Draw for Sponsors giveaways
  • Live Electronic timing and results
  • High quality video and photo memories
   Entry one day entry special | survival guide

1.    Make the decision…. YES!  I am seriously doing this.  After all, I’ve always been a hardcore stage race rider at heart... even if my body hasn’t discovered this yet.

2.       Ask yourself… Is racing also about your mates and maybe a post race beer?  If the answer is yes, consider grabbing 4 or more mates and join the Great Teammate Crate Race.

3.       Contact your mates or anyone who should be on the start line with you…. Tell them to set their alarms for entry opening day.  After all, why should it be just you who has all the fun?.... pain?....

4.       Choose a course… Brumby or Wild Brumby?....

Brumby.. slightly less training, fun riding, more post-race celebration time? 

Wild Brumby… more training required… BUT the riding is epic… and the beers always taste that much better after a big day on the trails… AND… with seven months of training … oooh… it might just be possible 😊   

5.       Now, time to revisit my calendar for the next 7 months…. Maybe a few more rides?

6.       Am I a member of AusCycling?....  I think I have my memberships license here…. YES! that’s even more discount on the advertised entry price!  More $ for coffee!!!

7.       Which Bike?... Hardtail?… Suspension?... Time to read the faqs to decide!  This could be just the reason (read excuse) for a new bike… oh the excitement is building.

8.       What Equipment will I need?.... Should have most of it but better check out the equipment list just in case?

9.   Where will I stay?  Oooh, waking up at the heart of the action at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa, rolling out of bed, enjoying a leisurely breakfast and then just jumping on the bike to enjoy the ride… Yes, Yes, that’s the way to do a MTB Stage Race!  We could all book a house together!... Where’s Lake Crackenback Resorts phone number?

10.   Set alarm…. 9:55am AEST Thursday 14 July.  What’s AEST?... Do I live in this time zone?.. Better Check… Don’t want to miss out on the $250 entry saving! 

11. It’s Entry Day minus 0… it’s here… Coffee brewing…CHECK, Internet connected… CHECK,  Do Not Disturb set… CHECK, Credit Card handy… CHECK, browser refreshed… CHECK.  Bring on 10am!

12.   10am…. Enter Now!

13.   Yes! Entry Done… Time to check in with my teammates.

14.   Yes!  They’re entered!  What’s our team name?...  %$#@?...  I don’t think we can call our team that, better tame it down a little and send an email to register our team name for the Teammate Crate Race.

15.   Now, time to let everyone know we’re on our way!  Facebook post done! Snowy Mountains Here we Come!

16.   Time for a celebration tipple?….. Oh why not…. TRAINING STARTS TOMORROW! 

   Entry Fees & Inclusions

ENTRY PRICES

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.

WILD BRUMBY STAGE RACE
3 Day Stage Race
One Day Opening Special
First 50 Entries
One Day Opening Special
Day 1
Super Early Bird
Closes 14 Oct 22
Early Bird Entry
Closes 09 Dec 22
Standard Entry
Entries received before 27 Jan 2023
Solo $399$449$549$599$649
2 Person Team $449$499$599$649$699
BRUMBY STAGE RACE
3 Day Stage Race
One Day Opening SpecialOne Day Opening Special
Day 1
Super Early Bird
Closes 14 Oct 22
Early Bird Entry
Closes 09 Dec 22
Standard Entry
Entries received before 27 Jan 2023
Solo $349 $399$499 $549 $599
2 Person Team $399$449$549$599$649
SUNDAY XC MTBSuper Early Bird
Closes 14 Oct 22
Early Bird Entry
Closes 09 Dec 22
Standard Entry
Entries received before 27 Jan 2023
45k $48$58$68
30k $38$43$53
15k $28$33$38
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.

ENTRY INCLUSIONS
  • Finishers Medallion/Momento for all stage race finishers
  • Race Pack Giveaway
  • Entry fees listed include AusCycling license fees
  • 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 ‘Fun One’ Prize Draw for Sponsors giveaways
  • Live Electronic timing and results
  • High quality video and photo memories
   HOW TO ENTER

HOW TO ENTER

ONLINE

Entries Open 10am AEST Thurs 14 July 2022

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.

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 per person
  • Sunday XC MTB: $8 per person

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

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. 

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.

FULL PRICE ONLINE ENTRIES

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

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

Full Price Online Entries incur an additional  $50 administration fee. All late 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 Race HQ, 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 entries’ are available prior to travelling.

   Categories & Age

CATEGORIES

Snowies Stage Race
Wild Brumby
Snowies Stage Race
Brumby
45km XC MTB 30km XC MTB 15km XC MTB
Solo | Elite 11 - 12yrs
Solo | Single speed Solo | 13 – 14yrs13 - 14yrs13 - 14yrs
Solo | 15 - 18yrs Solo | 15 – 18yrs 15 - 18yrs15 - 18yrs 15 - 18yrs
Solo | 19 - 29yrsSolo | 19 - 39yrs19 - 39yrs19 - 39yrs19 - 39yrs
Solo | 30 - 39yrsSolo | 40 - 59yrs 40 - 59yrs40+yrs 40+yrs
Solo | 40 - 49yrs Solo | 60+yrs 60+yrs
Solo | 50 – 59yrs
Solo | 60+yrs
2 Person Team 2 Person Team
*Note: if there are less than 10 entries in any category the organisers reserve the right to amalgamate the category. *Note: if there are less than 10 entries in any category the organisers reserve the right to amalgamate the category. *Note: if there are less than 10 entries in any category the organisers reserve the right to amalgamate the category. *Note: if there are less than 10 entries in any category the organisers reserve the right to amalgamate the category. *Note: if there are less than 10 entries in any category the organisers reserve the right to amalgamate the category.
MINIMUM AGE

WILD BRUMBY STAGE RACE - SOLO & 2 PERSON PAIRS

Participants must be at least 15 years of age by 31 Dec 2023.

BRUMBY STAGE RACE - SOLO & 2 PERSON PAIRS

Participants must be at least 13 years of age by 31 Dec 2023.

45KM MARATHON

Participants must be at least 15 years of age by 31 Dec 2023.

30KM XC MTB

Participants must be at least 13 years of age by 31 Dec 2023.

15KM XC MTB

Participants must be at least 11 years of age by 31 Dec 2023.

   NPWS Fees

NPWS 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.

   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
  • 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.

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 DISCOUNT 10%

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.

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.

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.
   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

Entry prices listed for Snowies MTB 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.

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 

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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.

We listened to the opinions, both for and against with valid points on both sides of the debate.  However, after listening to our athletes we ultimately had to revert back to our core values and what In2Adventure is really about as an organisation and what we wish to aspire to, and to deliver for our athletes.

We believe that our competitive events should encourage and reflect personal achievement and that means competing in the event under your own power, driven by your own physical effort, training, determination and personal goals and sharing that experience with others around you who are racing under the same conditions and challenges.

Based on this we have made the decision to NOT permit E-Bikes in our competitive events, and as outlined in the race rules, “All bikes used in the competition must be powered by human power alone”  However, as per the details below participation e-bike events may be introduced.

This does not in any way suggest that we hate e-bikes, or judge anyone who rides one.  They fill a really great need in the mountain biking community.  For those who may be a bit older, or recovering from injury and still wish to enjoy the outdoors on a bike, e-bikes are a fantastic alternative.  We even own an e-bike which we use for course marking.

They can be a lot of fun to ride, however, with regards to a competitive event our athletes have told us, that no matter how the event or starts are structured powered bikes do have an impact on other riders who are riding under their own power, even if the powered bike rider is not competing for a win.

We do try to make every opportunity for riders to take part in our competitive events including:

  • Offering a team or pairs option where it is viable;
  • Offering many different course distances to suit all abilities; and
  • Avoiding cut off times at our events and making every effort, where it is safe and practical, to allow athletes to finish the event.

Standalone E-Bike Participation Events

Despite not permitting e-bikes in competitive events, we recognise that e-bikes do fill a place in the mountain bike community. For those who may be a bit older, or recovering from injury and still wish to enjoy the outdoors on a bike, or for those who are perhaps trying mountain biking for the first time, e-bikes can be a fantastic alternative.

In2Adventure was built on a key principle of ‘Participation’ and based on this we have made the decision that where practical, a decision may be made to host non-competitive standalone E-Bike participation events in conjunction with existing competitive events.

About In2Adventure E-Bike Events

Where an E-Bike event is hosted it will be:

  1. A standalone event: where E-Bikes do not impact riders taking part in a competitive event under their own power.
  2. A Participation Event: The event will be focused on participation. It will provide an opportunity for those e-bike riders who may not have taken part in a mountain bike event previously, or have had to move to riding an e-bike due to injury or age, to come along and be a part of the event.  Places will not be awarded, however, riders overall times will be published after the event.

How old do I have to be to race?

Minimum Age

WILD BRUMBY STAGE RACE - SOLO & 2 PERSON PAIRS

Participants must be at least 15 years of age by 31 Dec 2023.

BRUMBY STAGE RACE - SOLO & 2 PERSON PAIRS

Participants must be at least 13 years of age by 31 Dec 2023.

45KM MARATHON

Participants must be at least 15 years of age by 31 Dec 2023.

30KM XC MTB

Participants must be at least 13 years of age by 31 Dec 2023.

15KM XC MTB

Participants must be at least 11 years of age by 31 Dec 2023.

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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