Photos: Nick Waygood


Thredbo is the home to gravity mountain biking in Australia. With the iconic Cannonball run as the headline act, Thredbo have added to the mountain with their flow trail and All-Mountain trail amongst other developments. The new Ricochet trail, is set to open in late 2019 making it the newest addition to Thredbo Mountain Bike Park. Ricochet's opening will take Thredbo Mountain Bike Park to over a massive 34km of in-resort riding accessed via chairlift. Yes, a chairlift and it runs every day. This puts Thredbo head and shoulders above other Australian mountain bike parks for gravity riding.

Ricochet is an intermediate trail designed to offer a progression into more advanced flow gravity riding. Winding its way through awesome terrain on each side of the High Noon steeps, this trail flaunts flowing berms and cruisy traverses. Ricochet will have access from Easy Street via the Gunbarrel Chairlift or the Upper Thredbo All Mountain Trail and, at 3.2km in length, the trail adds a significant amount of terrain to Thredbo’s trail map.

Thredbo Mountain Bike Park Manager, Tim Windshuttle said “This trail will be an awesome addition to the already popular Thredbo Mountain Bike Park, and will offer those who like riding the Kosciuszko Flow Trail and the Thredbo All-Mountain more chances to progress their skills before taking on the Cannonball Downhill. I think Ricochet will be the favourite trail for many riders this summer.”