Thredbo MTB Park Announces New Trails for Summer

Nov 13, 2022 at 17:21
by Thredbo MTB  
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Press Release: Thredbo MTB Park

Thredbo MTB Park is launching three new trails this summer, designed for skill progression and lift-access to over forty kilometres of terrain. Kicking off on 19 November 2022, riders visiting Thredbo this MTB season can look forward to spending more time on the trails thanks to a massive park expansion.

Thredbo MTB Park | What’s New

As well as the return of everyone’s favourite trails like Sidewinder and Cannonball, Thredbo will be adding a new Cruiser area to the MTB Park this summer. The new area will feature three new gravity trails for beginners and intermediates; Paparazzi, Grasshopper and Easy Rider. With four lifts operating throughout the season, the new trails will increase the size of the park's lift-accessed terrain to over forty kilometres.

To maximise riding time, the Cruiser Chairlift and Gunbarrel Chairlift will both have new state-of-the-art bike carriers installed, increasing Gunbarrel’s uplift capacity by over forty per cent. Plus, riders can look forward to experiencing a revamp of the current network including trail realignments and rebuilds, progressive jump and skill parks and a huge range of clinics and programs for all ages.

Ready To Race | Non-Stop Events

Thredbo’s MTB events calendar is jam-packed this summer with exhilarating races for everyone from the amateurs to the pros.

This summer, the Cannonball MTB Festival presented by Boost Mobile will be integrated with the 2023 National MTB Championships for the first time ever from 9 – 18 February 2023. Creating ten consecutive days of high-energy racing, the stakes will be higher than ever with a $100,000 prize pool and the chance for competitors in Downhill and Pumptrack to take out both the Cannonball and National Championship titles in one race.

For even more competition, the Thredbo Gravity Series presented by Boost Mobile offers a range of race events for all levels scheduled throughout summer and for the younger riders, The Australian MTB Interschools is set to take place from 13 to 17 March 2023.

To see how the pros do it, make sure to keep an eye out for Thredbo’s ambassadors like Jack Moir, Sian A’Hern and Kye A’Hern when you’re on the course! Plus, the action won’t be stopping on the track with a massive line-up of live music and entertainment running throughout the season.

Ready to drop-in? Head to to find out more and book now.


  • 15 1
 The challenge for Thredbo is that from any capital city in Aus, it’s usually cheaper to book return to Queenstown (and the riding there and general town vibes are waaaaay better)
  • 7 0
 So true. Except for maybe Canberra.
  • 1 0
 Easy to go on impulse though no booking planes and stuff.
  • 3 2
 @Bperd: If you have to book return flights to Canberra you may aswell just not go home.
  • 3 2
 Anytime I go to thredbo I run into people from Sydney, Melbourne and Wollongong regularly. A five and a bit hour drive from Sydney is way easier that flying internationally haha
  • 7 1
 @Larkey1: sort of, First flight out of Syd - ZQN (queenstown) by the time you land, go through customs and build your bike you are ready for first laps by Lunchtime pretty much.

So much more to do in Queenstown after riding, and more than 2 choices of place to have dinner.
  • 2 2
 @Brasher: You should be on Pinkbike Academy with that savvy advertising
  • 2 0
 @Brasher: yeah but compare that to throwing the bikes in the back of your ute, driving for the same time as your flight, skip all bagging of bikes, brunch in Cooma and then straight onto the chair lift?

Don't get me wrong I love Queenstown, but you're going to get more people from Sydney going to thredbo rather than Queenstown for a weekend because it's inherently cheaper and easier.
  • 2 1
 @Brasher: also can I add that if you're looking for extra places to ride, Cooma, Canberra, bluerange, jindy and woolongong all have insane riding on the way there and back.
  • 1 0
 @Larkey1: agreed. Because Cannonball. It’s a great track even after all these years - for me the only trail there worth riding and good enough to ride all weekend.
  • 1 0
 @EarIysport: I'm a huge fan of Richocet!
  • 8 1
 Is there a second half to this video?
I feel it's missing information, like I want to know more but it just ends.
(yes, I do know about Thredbo, just feel like the clip doesn't convey a message)
  • 5 0
 The whole article's missing any significant detail about the "new trails for summer"...

Rebuilds should be good though, place has needed it for years.
  • 3 0
 @inside-plus: They don't seem to have any problems selling tickets but...

Driving along the highway anywhere between Sydney and Jindabyne you'll see hoardes of cars packed with bikes heading there.
  • 7 1
 cant wait to line up for 50 mins, do my first lap on Flow which has bus sized craters, then do a lap on sidewinder while 50 kids stand in the middle of the track. For lunch I'll have a $15 pie and $11 powerade, then crash my brains out on cannonball and finish the day with a Frozen Parmi from the pub and a $22 Koziosko pale ale.

But I keep coming back.... year after year for some reason. After doing Queenstown, I don't know why us Sydneysiders bother with Thredders.
  • 2 0
 Same. Queenstown is just infinitely better in every way. Have never bothered travelling to any Aus riding destination since I started going there.
  • 10 1
 Shreadbro! I'll show myself out.
  • 1 0
 Reply means thread yo
  • 6 0
 Nice, so, what's the deal with Buller, chairlifts and bikes ?
  • 4 0
 Was thinking the same.
Mount Buller has had chairs to the bike park for decades.
Trail opening delayed by the storms this year but far as I'm aware they're opening soon if not already with lifts, pump track, and airbag and all. Happy to be wrong on the lifts if something has changed?
Anyhoo, keen to get up to Shredbo over the summer!
  • 6 0
 Lift company is privately owned, so they kind of dictate when the lifts run which is lame. But wasn't there something with BlueDirt taking over and running shuttles? But even something went sour there too.
Unfortunately, our snow resorts are mostly useless when it comes to biking. Been that way for 20 years
  • 5 0
 I’m Pretty sure the lifts don’t run at Buller anymore. There was an incident with the mid station on the chair (the bottom of the runs like copper head). The lifts were turning for an event and a young girl getting on the lift with her bike (who wasn’t part of the event) fell off. She was still In the station and no Injuries but her parents complained. Work safe conducted an enquire and concluded that the lift couldn’t run as before unless it ran at a super slow pace (making it unviable) or without expensive modifications to make it one of the lifts where the chair detaches from
The cable as it passes through the station.

Result is as far as I’m aware no more lifts. I believe blue dirt are running shuttles though!
  • 2 0
 @Nickybgoesdownhill: Cheers mate, bit of a bummer as the place has a ton of potential. I'll get over to Threders soon.
  • 3 1
 No more summer accommodation deals... Means accom is about 40% more than last year. Really not worth spending the cash to hit the same corner on repeat across each trail. They really need some variety on the trails to justify the costs.
  • 1 0
 they are opening three new trails this summer though, hopefully more next summer as well.
  • 1 0
 Was hoping the video would show footage of what the new three trails looked like... Still its great that they are adding new trails to spread people across the mountain, and hopefully Kosi Flow trail won't get so congested by beginners going super slow
  • 1 0
 The thredbo valley track currently goes from the Trout hatchery up to Thredbo. It was due to be extended up to dead horse gap however that was quietly cancelled during Covid, supposedly because a viable path could not be found...
  • 1 0
 Hey Thredbo instead of making these "new" un mentioned trails why don't you maintain the existing ones.. they havnt been looked after in years.. all the once jumps are now just lumps of dirt with no lips and knee deep holes it's becoming a joke.
  • 3 0
 Wait......what...... no 48km xc loop? And not 76km of new beginner trails?
There must be something wrong.
  • 1 0
 Yep. Under snow today. Good to hear they are trying to get the squids off the main DH trails with new beginner’s trails, its so hard to get a clean run without running over kids etc laying down in the berms.
  • 3 0
 Amped to get down there!
  • 2 0
 Hopefully its not under water
  • 3 0
 Tomorrow's forecast is actually for snow! Which will top off all the rain so far this November really, really well.

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