An epic 10km downhill ride with views of Thredbo Valley and flowing switchbacks through lush native forest
The newest lineup in Thredbo’s MTB trail network is the All-Mountain Trail. An epic gravity singletrack descending 600 metres from Eagle’s Nest to Friday Flat. It offers a blend of flowing switchbacks and undulations through sections of lush eucalypt forest, snowgrass fields and the famous High Noon slopes. The trail is suitable for anyone with a reasonable amount of MTB experience. Optional jumps and rocky boulders add challenging elements for experienced riders.
Thredbo All-Mountain Trail - What You Need to Know
|Difficulty||Level: Intermediate Flow|
|Starting Point||Top of Kosciuszko Express Chairlift (one-way Kosciuszko Express Chairlift Pass required – available From Thredbo MTB at the Valley Terminal Ticket Office)|
|Map||Mountain Biking Trail Map|
Thredbo All-Mountain Trail Highlights
Grab a group of mates and try out the newest trail in Thredbo’s MTB lineup. The All-Mountain Trail is an epic alpine mountain biking track which, as the name suggests, descends from the top to bottom of the Ramshead Range and offers spectacular views down Thredbo Valley towards Jindabyne. The trail commences at the Eagles Nest Mountain Hut at the top of the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift. Travelling with your bike up the chairlift is a breeze as every second chair has a special bike rack. Here are some of the best highlights this awesome singletrack has to offer:
1. Slow or Shred? You Decide….
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All-Mountain is a singletrack, all downhill ride that can taken slow or as fast paced as your technical abilities allow. Optional lines, loose silt corners and undulating rock formations provide extra interest for those up to the challenge. It’s a mix of fast downhill sections, where control of speed is necessary to avoid wipeout, and flat traversing sections designed to give your arms a rest. More advanced riders can test out their skills on berms and boulder drop offs.
2. Flowing Switchbacks & Gorgeous Alpine Terrain
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The All-Mountain Trail really lets you appreciate the landscape you’re riding through. Switchbacks flow through native eucalypt forest, offering cool relief if it’s a hot day, as you weave around trees and rocks and then out onto open grassy Cruiser ski area to wind your way down the slopes.
Check out this inspiring video of some mountain bikers in the zone on the All-Mountain Trail.
3. But Wait There’s More..
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At the trail’s head you have a few options. The right hand Village Loop will either take you back to the Village Terminal and the chairlift (some uphill sections) or after a short downhill pedal back to Thredbo Village to rest and recuperate after a successful ride. If you’re up for more mountain biking, to the left is the Friday Flat Loop which hooks into the Thredbo Valley Track, a gentle beginner track which stretches for 19km along flat, scenic terrain and takes in three suspension bridges on the way to the Bullocks Hut and Lake Crackenback.
4. Stay Safe, Be Prepared
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To get the most out of your ride make sure your bike is in top condition, check your brake pads (you will need them) and make sure you have the right gear. The weather in this area can be changeable. We have included an essential items checklist below. The mountain patrol makes regular sweeps of the area and is never far away if you or one your mates need assistance.
Essential MTB Items Checklist
- bike – your own or rented in Thredbo
- body armour shin and elbow pads
- hydration pack/backpack + water bottle
- lunch/snacks or eat on the mountain at Eagles Nest or Avalanche
- first aid kit
- multi-tool/spare inner tube/CO2 inflator
- shoes for biking
- padded shorts
- wicking t.shirt
- long-sleeved thermal top
- rain jacket
- lip balm
Use our local knowledge to help you plan an unforgettable Thredbo experience. Ian is an avid mountain biker and is happy to give you MTB tips and advice.
Ian and Jill Foster came to Thredbo in 1989 to begin working as property managers for the Lantern Apartments complex. Having spent the previous 10 years working and playing in ski resorts around the world, they decided on Thredbo because they believed that Australia offers the best lifestyle and Thredbo is the best ski resort in Australia.
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