The Thredbo Cannonball fires just as the snow clears
Posted on Tuesday, 21st of November 2017
After a serious session digging out the upper trails from the huge build up of winter snow the Thredbo MTB crew is ready to light the wick for year 5 of the now legendary Thredbo Cannonball Festival. With 5 years of momentum behind it, the buzz is over $70,000 in prize money and a huge weekend of gravity MTB action. Whether you are a bike rider or not, there is plenty to see in Thredbo on the Cannonball weekend.
Thredbo is undeniably Australia’s home of Gravity MTB, and three days of racing over the Cannonball Festival showcase the amazing riding on offer for Mountain Bikers in the Snowy Mountains. There are 5 events with including:
- The RockShox Pump Track Challenge on Thredbo’s new look, bigger, better, pump track.
- The no holds barred Maxxis All Mountain Assualt on Thredbo’s newest Trail the All Mountain Trail which covers …the whole mountain!
- The SRAM Whip Wars BIG AIR on the bigger than “Mr Hur” Jumps Park
- The Canyon Flow Motion cup on the improved Kosciuszko Flow Trail.
- The rough and tumble wearylusty Australian Open Downhill on Thredbo’s Cannonball Run.
The King and Queen of Cannoball will be awarded again for 2017 with the consistently hot pro riders in the 4 main events over the weekend gaining the crowns – the higher you place, the more you score. But there are prizes and classifications for all levels of riders so don’t hold back…join the party.
Speaking of parties both sides of the river will be rocking with the village firing up for a celebration of Mountain Biking. There will be equipment expos and DJ’s firing up late into the evening.
You can enter the Thredbo Cannonball Festival events here:
The Lantern Thredbo is almost booked out for the event but we have some rooms undergoing renovations which might be finished in time so if you are looking for last minute accommodation Call now on 1800 020 598 or book online
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