The Thredbo Mountain Bike Boom Begins.
Posted on Wednesday, 24th of October 2012
Mountain Biking in Thredbo has just turned the corner. Until now the resort operator Kosciusko Thredbo (KT), has only had an arms-length involvement with mountain biking, providing the chairlift access and direction on where and how people can ride on the mountain. The daily operation and much of the trail development has been left to independent operators like South East Mountain Biking and before them Raw NRG. These operators have done some great things with the sport in Thredbo but they have never had the resources or the capacity to take the trail development to the next level. That all changed this week when KT officially took over the operation of Mountain Bike activities in the resort and they have big plans.
Operating as Thredbo MTB, KT have already engaged a world renowned Mountain Bike trail builder, “World Trails” to produce a Mountain Bike Concept plan for the resort that will see the trail network expand dramatically ensuring Thredbo becomes an iconic Mountain Bike destination. This summer we will see the first wave of this new trail development with the opening of a brand new “Flow” track. The Flow track will make it possible for any competent mountain biker to ride the chairlift and enjoy downhill riding on the mountain without having to face some of the more technical challenges that have kept the experts coming back.
Thredbo MTB will continue to the run mountain bike events in the village as well as the services needed to keep bikes rolling so South East Mountain Biking’s Dynamic Duo Tim Windshuttle and Danny Taliana will be back to run these operations for Thredbo MTB and ensure that the new venture gets off to a great start. The following events are already locked in for the coming season:
- Round #5 of the NSW State Championships; 17th & 18th November.
- Round #2 National MTB Series Championships; 8th – 10th February 2013
- Australian MTB Interschool’s; 15th – 17th March 2013
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