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  • Regional Visit – SMGS Heading to Merimbula Seaside Markets

    Join us at the Seaside Markets in Merimbula on Sunday 21 April 2024, where you can meet our Deputy Principal, Registrar, and Director of Innovation. Discover the diverse learning opportunities we offer and explore the benefits of boarding at SMGS for your family.
  • 2025 Scholarship and Bursary Program – Applications Now Open

    Calling all Year 6-10 students! The Snowy Mountains Grammar School 2025 Scholarship and Bursary Program is now open for applications.   Our program is designed for students who are passionate about joining our learning environment and are committed to making a significant contribution to the life of the school.   Available Scholarships and Bursaries: Academic […]
  • Volunteers needed at the Jindabyne Ski Sale

    Calling all SMGS families!   The Jindabyne Ski Sale, an initiative of the Rob Kneller Youth Foundation, still needs volunteers to assist with this weekend’s event.   All funds raised will subsidise the cost of school skiing for JCS and SMGS students in years K-2 to encourage participation and exposure to the Snowsports industry.   […]
  • 2023 Redlands Cup Draft Team List (Updated)

    The draft team lists for the 2023 Redlands Cup Competition are now available: 2023 Redlands Cup Draft Team List (Tuesday 30th May 2023) Please direct any queries to snowsports@smgs.nsw.edu.au

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 [...]

Everything you need to know about the location of Snowy Mountains Grammar School

By | October 10th, 2016|Categories: Aviation, Boarding, Co-Curricular, Equestrian, Mountain Biking, Senior School, Snowsports|

Location, location, location Snowy Mountains Grammar School is nestled in the foothills of Australia’s stunning alpine region and located on the banks of the beautiful Lake Jindabyne. This environment provides our students with opportunities that [...]

Engaging students in areas in which they love to learn

By | September 22nd, 2016|Categories: Academic, Academies, Boarding, Deputy Principal, School of Invention, School of Mountain Biking, Science, Senior School, Technology, Uncategorised|

With credible research demonstrating that students in education across the globe are disengaging from learning and school, at Snowy Mountains Grammar School we are heading in the opposite direction and engaging students in areas in [...]