The 6 Stages
STAGE 1: LAKE 2 LAKE 16.2k
Fri 11am | 16.2km XC race. Discover the beauty of Lake Jindabyne as Stage 1 takes riders on an epic journey around this stunning foreshore. Stage 1a starts at Claypits Park in Jindabyne and finishes at Hatchery Bay, followed by a 15min break at Hatchery Bay and then into Stage 1b from Hatchery Bay back to Claypits Park.
STAGE 2: HAPPY HOUR TIME TRIAL 5.5k
Fri 4:00pm | 5.5km Time Trial Lap finishing at the Alpine Larder in time for Happy Hour
STAGE 3: THREDBO SUMMIT SMASH 21.5k
Sat 8:30am | Smash it up on the 21.5km ascent climbing 533m from Lake Crackenback to Friday Flat at Thredbo Resort
STAGE 4: THREDBO ALL MOUNTAIN DESCENT 5.8k
Sat 1:00pm | 5.8kms of flowing downhill racing including the Gunbarrel chairlift to the start of the stage and finishing up at Friday Flat before continuing straight into Stage 5.
STAGE 5: GRAVITY CHECK 18.5k
Sat 1:30pm | Soak in the thrills and exhilaration of this 18.5km roller coaster ride from Thredbo to Lake Crackenback
STAGE 6: RELEASE THE CRACKEN 45k
Sunday 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.