Events

  1. School Holidays

    14 April @ 8:00 am - 29 April @ 5:00 pm AEST
  2. ANZAC Day

    25 April @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST
  3. SMIEC

    28 April @ 8:00 am - 1 May @ 5:00 pm AEST
  4. Boarders Return

    29 April @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST
  5. Year 12 Subject Reports Due

    30 April @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST

News

  • ANZAC Day – SMGS Student arrangements

    All students are strongly encouraged to march with the school groups in Jindabyne, Berridale or Cooma on Anzac Day, Wednesday 25 April. Please note that full school uniform is required, with blazers. March times are below for Jindabyne and Berridale.  For Cooma, the march commences at 10.30am at Mack’s Corner, with the morning service commencing […]
  • SMIEC Canteen Volunteers – Fresh air, coffees, friendly parents and P&F people

    Dear Parents and Friends of Snowy Mountains Grammar School, We would like to thank you all for a great start to 2018. We started the year with welcome drinks in late January for all parents but especially to welcome new parents to the school community. We recently enjoyed a successful bush dance in March which […]
  • Happy Easter! Classes resume on Wednesday, 4th April

  • Little Shredders Program to join SMGS vibrant co-curricular line up in Term 2!

    In Term 2 this year we will be offering an afterschool program, at school, for students of the Junior School to participate in the Little Shredders Program. This is a free program that is supported by Sporting Schools Australia. Little Shredders has been developed by Ski and Snowboard Australia to bring the basics of Snowboarding […]

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 [...]