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The Snowies MTB Festival is back in 2021 with the iconic Snowy Mountains playing host to the one of Australia’s most iconic MTB stage races.

2021 will include 5 distinctly unique stages with two course options on offer including the 75k Brumby and 114k Wild Brumby.

And, what everyone has been raving about from 2020, The Wild Brumby will include the all new Snowy Legends Descent from the top of Thredbo to Gaden in Jindabyne including the epic Lower Thredbo Valley Track (TVT).


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 the top of Gunbarrel chair, in the shadow of Australia’s highest peak, Mt Kosciuszko to ride the full expanse of the Thredbo Valley to Gaden in Jindabyne.

This epic stage includes Ricochet, the new flowing, downhill trail at Thredbo resort, the upper TVT, the Lake Crackenback resort trails and the latest edition to the Snowy Mountains Trails, the Lower Thredbo Valley Trail. The lower TVT, is a technically challenging remote wilderness trail, where riders will discover more of the best technical riding found anywhere in Australia.

With the event hub at an altitude of 1,260m, The Wild Brumby includes 5 diverse stages covering 114ks of rugged mountain terrain including over 90% single track riding. It tests rider’s strength, speed, stamina, endurance and technical skills across constantly changing and varied terrain throughout the stages.

All this while also experiencing some of the most spectacular mountain vistas, expansive lakeside views, a chairlift to the top of Thredbo, 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.


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 downhill and the remote Lower TVT. It also includes a shorter 30k Release the Cracken stage on Sunday.


Share the riding between 2 or 3 riders in The Wild Brumby or 2 riders in The Brumby.


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

For more information on Snowies MTB Festival – CLICK HERE

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Start: 5 February
End: 7 February


Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa

1650 Alpine Way,
Crackenback, NSW 2627 Australia