Events

  1. Non School Time

    24 September - 9 October
  2. Week 1

    10 October - 16 October
  3. Year 12, 2023 Welcome to the Journey

    10 October @ 8:45 am - 10:55 am AEDT

News

  • We’re Hiring! – IT Support Officer

    WE’RE HIRING! // Exciting opportunity for an IT support professional to join our growing support team in 2022. Recent graduates are also encouraged to apply. For all the details or to apply online, please visit our website 👇👇👇 IT Officer
  • NSW State Interschools – Draft Team Lists Now Available [UPDATED]

    Updated draft team lists for the Subaru NSW ACT QLD State Interschools Snowsport Championships are now available. Team lists can be viewed using the following link: Subaru NSW ACT QLD State Interschools – Draft Team Lists – Tuesday 2nd August 2022
  • We’re Hiring – Administration Officer

    WE’RE HIRING // Due to the exciting growth and development of Snowy Mountains Grammar School, there is an opportunity for a dynamic, committed and detail oriented Administrator to join our Support Team on a full time basis in 2022. For all the details and to apply online, please visit: Administration Officer – Full Time
  • 2022 Regional Interschools Snowsports – Important Team Information

      To allow us to process our school entries into the 2022 ACT & Regional NSW Interschools Snowsport Championships, each student requires a valid and renewed Snow ID to be entered into the competition. Your child’s Snow ID needs to be renewed every year.  If you have not you have not provided a valid Snow […]

Mountain Biking Program

//Mountain Biking Program

The mountain bike program at SMGS provides students with a broad foundation in Downhill, Free-ride and Cross-Country riding skills.

Welcome to the SMGS Mountain Bike Program

Catering to beginner to elite ability levels across Kindergarten to Year 12, day and boarding students, the SMGS Mountain Bike Program has a strong legacy in providing students with a broad foundation in Downhill, Free-Ride and Cross-Country riding skills.

The SMGS Mountain Bike Program has three components:

  1. Mountain Bike Academy (MTBA) 

    1. Specialist DH Instructor Development Program
    2. Competitions
    3. Academic Support 
    4. Transport

Click here to learn more about the SMGS MTBA

  1. Wednesday Sport Program

Open to students in Years 5 to 11, the Wednesday Sport program runs from Term 4 to Term 2, from 1:15 to 3:30pm, and typically includes the following elements:

Term 4

Students complete a five-week skills and conditioning program, aimed at learning or improving riding skills on a wide range of trails, obstacle courses, jump lines and flow tracks. Cross-country riding is the backbone of this program, promoting fitness and conditioning.

At the end of Term 4, students complete an introductory downhill session at Thredbo, with new participants able to ‘try before they buy’ and learn skills like loading and unloading onto the chairlift.

Term 1

In addition to cross-country, downhill riding at Thredbo is also available, with formal instruction in safety and basic skills for beginners. The use of all recommended safety equipment is compulsory for SMGS students participating in this part of the program.

Term 2

Students have the chance to ride a range of trails in and around Jindabyne and the lake, including jumps trails and downhill trails, giving students a variety of terrain on which to finesse the skills learned over the season. 

  1. K-4 Mountain Bike Club

Offered in Terms 1 and 4, students in K-4 have the opportunity to participate in a weekly, after-school mountain bike program. Coached by Jindy Riders, the program fosters confidence and bike handling on trails and terrain close to the school. These trails include the Lake Jindabyne trail network, Bungarra and Hatchery Bay.

SMGS Mountain Bike Program Staff:

Josh Armstead

Martin Philpott

SMGS MTBA School of Merit

 

SMGS is proud to be a MTBA School of Merit.

Recent posts about Mountain Biking

Girls’ Mountain Bike Clinics with Three-Times Queen of Cannonball, Sian A‘Hern.

By | February 23rd, 2022|Categories: Academies, Co-Curricular, Middle School, Mountain Biking, Senior School|

SMGS, in association with Sian A’Hern Coaching, is excited to hold two new clinics focusing on our female riders. At SMGS we want to provide students with opportunities to build their riding confidence and ability [...]

SMGS’ Inaugural Girls’ Mountain Bike Retreat Ready to Roll

By | April 30th, 2019|Categories: Co-Curricular, Mountain Biking, Senior School|

Snowy Mountains Grammar School, in association with Jindabyne Girl Riders, are very excited to announce our first ever Girls’ Mountain Bike Retreat. Mountain biking in the Snowy Mountains is a growing sport, and at SMGS [...]

From Downhill to Cross-Country, SMGS Mountain Bike Program on Track

By | April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Co-Curricular, Director of Junior School, Junior School, Mountain Biking, Senior School|

SMGS Mountain Bike Program Snapshot SMGS’ Mountain Bike Program is multi-faceted, with students having the opportunity to participate in the three mountain bike disciplines of freeride, downhill and cross-country. In 2018, SMGS rolled out a [...]

Echidnas and rocks and berms. Oh my!

By | March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Co-Curricular, Junior School, Mountain Biking|

Junior School K-4 Mountain Bike Club The Junior School K-4 Mountain Bike Club has begun its four-week program for Term 1 with rave reviews from our youngest SMGS students. The group of junior riders are [...]

Mountain Bike Australia School of Merit

By | October 8th, 2018|Categories: Mountain Biking, School of Mountain Biking|

Snowy Mountains Grammar School is very excited to announce that it has been selected as a School of Merit by Mountain Bike Australia, the peak body for mountain biking in Australia. SMGS is one of only [...]

SMGS Mountain Biking Program Students Celebrate at Annual Awards Presentation

By | June 25th, 2018|Categories: Co-Curricular, Junior School, Mountain Biking, Senior School|

On Friday 25 June, the SMGS Mountain Biking program held its annual presentation evening. In attendance were students who participated in the 2018 Australian MTB Interschools competition, the Wednesday Sports program and the new addition [...]