Events

  1. Snowy Hydro Driver Training

    28 May @ 8:00 am - 29 May @ 5:00 pm AEST
  2. HICES Cross Country, Orange

    29 May @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST
  3. ICAS Science

    29 May @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AEST

News

  • SMGS teams headed to the Australian Aeronautical Velocity Challenge Regionals!

    Earlier today, two teams of four students (a junior and senior team) departed for Ulladulla to take part in the Australian Aeronautical Velocity Challenge Regionals. Both teams will encounter challenges in the following three categories: Bottle Rockets Propeller Powered Planes Drones This is the first time SMGS has attended this event and we wish both […]
  • SMGS 2018 Athletics Carnival Program

    The 2018 SMGS Athletics Carnival will kick off tomorrow at 8:00 am! The 2018 program is now ready If you are planning on spectating, volunteering or attempting to break a school record 🙂 Good luck to all students competing and thank you to all parents and staff who are assisting at the event tomorrow. The program […]
  • SMGS Presents: Grease the Musical! – Tickets on sale now!

    Snowy Mountains Grammar School proudly presents our 2018 production…Grease the Musical! Flashback to 1959 where the Rydell High students are starting a new year. Sandy, the new girl at school and Danny, the leader of the T-Birds, have had a brief romantic fling over the summer. When the Pink Ladies hear about this they make […]
  • Mother’s Day Stall – Friday, 11th May

    Mother’s Day Stall – FRIDAY 11TH MAY On Friday 11 May members of the Parents and Friends Association (P&F) have kindly offered their time to run a Mother’s Day Stall for our school community. They have already purchased suitable gifts for students to buy at the stall, and will even wrap them, so they are […]

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.

The program increases riding skills, improves technique and provides students with the opportunity to develop to national level racing. Pre-season conditioning and fitness are also included in the program.

The program runs from Term 4 to Term 2 and typically includes the following elements:

Term 4

Students complete a 5 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

Focus shifts to downhill riding at Thredbo, 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.

Once they have completed the Downhill training program, participants can compete as part of the school team in Downhill, Dual Compressor, Cross-country and Dual Slalom events. The team compete across NSW, Victoria and the ACT and our focus in competition is on team involvement, race safety and performing to the best of individual ability.

Recent posts about Mountain Biking

Preparing for the 2017 Australian Mountain Bike Interschools

By | January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Academies, Co-Curricular, Mountain Biking, School of Mountain Biking, Senior School|

Written by Guest Blogger: Vanessa Knee, Founder and Head Coach of Jindabyne Girl Riders About Vee: Vee is the founder and head coach of Jindabyne Girl Riders. Chasing the snow as a passionate skier, she [...]

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 [...]

SMGS partners with Jindabyne Trail Stewardship

By | June 23rd, 2016|Categories: Academies, School of Mountain Biking|

The SMGS Mountain Biking School of Excellence Program has been designed to give students a foundation in down-hill, free-ride and cross-country mountain biking. The program aims to increase riding skills, improve techniques and to give [...]