Events

  1. The World of Canvas Information Evening

    20 February @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEDT
  2. School Photos

    21 February
  3. Senior School Assembly

    22 February @ 2:40 pm - 3:30 pm AEDT

News

  • 22nd Annual Swimming Carnival Program

    Racers Ready… The SMGS Swimming Carnival, one of the most anticipated events on the school calendar kicks off tomorrow. If you want to see our culture on show, come for a while and watch our students in action and experience the spirit of support, encouragement, sportsmanship and participation, and of course some impressive athleticism too. […]
  • Applications now open for 2019 Duke of Ed Award

    Applications for students in Years 9 – 11 to join the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in 2019 are now open. Stage 5 students will view a short presentation during their stage meeting on Friday. Further information, application forms and further queries should be directed to Mrs Melissa Bell melissa.bell@smgs.nsw.edu.au Applications close next Friday 15th Feb.
  • SMGS Thredbo Mountain Bike Scholarship

    SMGS and Thredbo announce: The Thredbo MTB Scholarship This scholarship is for an emerging SMGS MTB student who would like to contribute to the development of mountain biking at the school and in the local area. The scholarship will be via application and open to students who fit the following criteria: -Students in Years 5-10 […]
  • 2018 HSC results are in! Check out the highlights

    The 2018 HSC results are here and what an amazing effort from our class of 2018. Check out the highlights below and stay tuned for a full wrap-up of the results. Congratulations SMGS Class of 2018, you’ve done an amazing job and we’re all very proud of what you have achieved.

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

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 [...]

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 [...]