2019 Snowies Mountain Bike Festival

2019 Snowies Mountain Bike Festival

07 months : 14 days : 16 hours
8 – 10 Feb 2019
Snowy Mtns, NSW
Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa & Thredbo Resort

The 6 Stages

STAGE 1: LAKE 2 LAKE 30k

Fri 10am | 30km Point to Point XC race from Lake Jindabyne to Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa.

STAGE 2: HAPPY HOUR TIME TRIAL 5.5k

Fri 3:30pm | 5.5km Time Trial Lap finishing at the Alpine Larder in time for Happy Hour

STAGE 3: THREDBO SUMMIT SMASH 19.5k

Sat 8:30am | Smash it up on the 19.5km 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 chairlift to the start of the stage and finishing up at Friday Flat before continuing straight into Stage 4.

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 9:30am | 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.

*Important Note: If the opening of the TVT from Jindabyne to Lake Crackenback is delayed for any reason the festival will revert to the 2018 format with 5 stages across the three days.

Snowies Mountain Bike Festival 2019

3 Days | 6 Stages

The Snowies MTB Festival will be back in 2019  with the iconic Snowy Mountains playing host to the ultimate mountain bike experience.  In 2019 it is planned to add a NEW STAGE to the festival taking in the *All New Thredbo Valley Trail from Jindabyne to Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa.  This is by far one of the newest and most exciting trails found anywhere in the world and will add an all new XC experience for riders.  Plans are subject to the completion of the trail in late 2018, however, currently all is on track for the opening.

This means the festival will be three FULL days of riding in the Snowies starting on Friday morning and finishing up at around 2pm on Sunday afternoon.  Riders will be challenged with 6 stages across 3 days in rugged mountain terrain. Starting at an altitude of 1260m, riders will be tested with over 100k of rugged mountain terrain, technical single track, a mammoth ascent, and some awe inspiring downhills, making this one of Australia’s most iconic mountain bike stage races.

This event also includes the ‘Thredbo All Mountain Descent’ with a chairlift  to the top of  Eagles Nest in the shadow of Australia’s highest peak, Mt Kosciuszko followed by 6ks of epic cross country downhill.

Join us in what is arguably Australia’s most affordable and logistically convenient MTB stage race where you can just relax and focus on the epic riding that only the iconic Snowies can deliver.

*Important Note: If the opening of the TVT from Jindabyne to Lake Crackenback is delayed for any reason the festival will revert to the 2018 format with 5 stages across the three days.

Something for Everyone!

Tackle all 6 stages as a solo;

OR share the riding between a team of 2 or 3 where one person completes each stage, except for Stage 5;

OR choose to do just the 45k marathon, 30k or 15k XC MTB on Sunday in this ‘not to be missed’ Mountain Bike Experience.