With the kick off of the Thredbo Mountain bike season on the 19th November we have been introduced to some new Thredbo MTB trails for the 2022/23 season. There are 3 new trails on offer from Thredbo located on or around Thredbo's Cruiser Chair.
For the first time Thredbo will be operating 3 chairlifts and the Merrit's Gondola to service MTB trails on weekends and all week in the peak periods like school holidays and MTB events.
This is a an exciting time for Mountain Biking in Thredbo as the increased lifting capacity means shorter queues when it is busy and with 3 new trails opening this year, more choices for all riders
Whether you want to dip your toes in for the first time or are an advanced rider wanting to try some new terrain Thredbo could have what you are looking for. Check out the new trails for the 2022-23 season here:
- Easy Rider. This is the new beginner trail starting at the top of the Cruiser Chairlift. Easy Rider gently makes its way down the slopes of the Cruiser MTB area. This is the perfect starting point for those new to gravity mountain biking and looking for an introduction within the MTB park. Beginner riders then have the option to continue onto Sidewinder, take another lap on Easy Rider or download the Merritts Gondola.
- The Grasshopper. This is Thredbo's new intermediate grade flow trail. At 2.1km long with plenty of rolling jumps this could be the confidence builder you need to get to the next level
- Paparazzi. WIth amazing views and some more technical intermediate riding Papparazzi is a photographer’s delight. Descending through the top of “The Bowl” the trail uses the terrain, rock clusters, flowing turns and natural features throughout. At the finish trailhead riders will have the option to link up with Grasshopper, Easy Rider or traverse to Lower All-Mountain.
.With new trails opening up this year to add to last years contributions like Sidewinder. Thredbo is developing some excellent terrain options for all levels of Gravity Riding. The Cruiser chairlift area will fast become a focus for riders who are trying to build their skills and endurance before heading to some of the longer trails on the mountain.
If you have been toying with the idea of getting into Gravity MTB, this really could be the year to give it a go. Remember the Lantern Thredbo 3rd night free midweek deals are available through much of the MTB season so if you can book for a midweek riding trip you can save even more.