Thredbo Cannonball MTB Festival

    2015 Thredbo Cannonball MTB Festival -  Dec 4th - 6th - Elevation and Elation!

Five events - three days - one mountain - over $45,000 in cash and prizes won

The Toyota Cannonball Festival is back for 2015 and promises dirt, vert and freewheeling action as some of the world’s best mountain bike riders mix it with rising stars and amateur enthusiasts to take home their share of the massive $45,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs.

Thredbo is Australia’s home of Gravity Mountain biking, and the five events across three days showcase the diversity of the terrain on offer in the Snowy Mountains. The line-up of events includes the side by side Sram Dual Compressor, RockShox Pump Track Challenge on Thredbo’s new look pump track, the ODI Whip Wars Big Air, Maxxis Flow Motion Cup and the jewel in the crown, the Toyota Australian Open Downhill.

Voted MTB Event of the Year at the Mountain Bike Australia Achievement Awards at the 2015 National Championships, the Cannonball Festival attracts riders from across the nation and some internationally across most skill levels, the event is a great introduction to the world of mountain bike racing.

Consistency is King and of course Queen - back for 2015 is the Cannonball King and Queen of the Mountain awarded to the best overall pro rider from the weekend that competes in the four main events - the higher you place, the more you score.

Both sides of the resort will be pumping during the three day long mountain biking celebration. The mountain will be going off with incredible biking action while the village enjoys an awesome line-up of DJ’s and live music.

 

2015 Cannonball Teaser Trailer

 

Categories and Entry Details

How to enter

Online entry closes midnight December 2nd 2015. Entries after this date will incur a $20 late fee.

Categories

4 Main Events

  • Pro Men & Women = All ages
  • Amateur Men & Women = 19yrs – 29yrs
  • U19 Men & Women = 17yrs – 18yrs
  • U17 Men = 15yrs – 16yrs
  • U15 Men = 14yrs & under
  • Masters 1 Men = 30yrs – 39yrs
  • Masters 2 Men = 40yrs+
  • Masters Women = 30yrs+

Whip Wars

  • Open Men & Women = All ages
  • U19 Men & Women = All ages

*All classes based on age as of 31st December 2015

Costs of entry
Huge savings to be made when you enter all four events.

Australian Open Downhill

  • Pro = $149 (Sat 5th & Sun 6th free of charge lift ticket included)
  • All other categories = $129 (Sat 5th & Sun 6th free of charge lift ticket included)

Flow Motion

  • Pro = $129 (Fri 4th & Sat 5th free of charge lift ticket included)
  • All other categories =  $109 (Fri 4th & Sat 5th free of charge lift ticket included)

Pump Track Challenge

  • Pro = $30
  • All other categories = $20

Dual Compressor

  • Pro = $40
  • All other categories = $30

All Events

  • Pro = $229
  • Non-Pro Classes = $199

Whip Wars – FREE ENTRY

Online entry closes midnight Wednesday December 2nd 2015. Entries after this date will incur a $20 late fee.

 

 

Events

The prize pool is again set to be the biggest on the Australian Mountain biking circuit with well over $45,000 in cash plus amazing prizes up for grabs across the five events.

Attracting every level of mountain bike enthusiast, the festival will consist of the five featured events catering to all levels. The line-up of events includes the side by side Sram Dual Compressor, RockShox Pump Track Challenge on Thredbo’s new look pump track, the ODI Whip Wars Big Air, Maxxis Flow Motion Cup and the jewel in the crown, the Toyota Australian Open Downhill.

Kicking off Dec 4-6, mark it down in your calendar as it will be an MTB event like no other and one that should not be missed.

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sram-dual-compFriday December 4th. Racing at its most raw, the Sram Dual Compressors crowd-pleasing format pits two competitors side-by-side to battle each other and the clock as they race to avoid elimination each round. The finely tuned course of jumps, berms, rhythm sections and drops makes for a gruelling battleground, challenging both pump-track specialists and the true downhillers. Riders will race on equal course side by side before integrating and pushing one another through to the finish.

Online entry closes midnight 2nd December 2015

 

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Friday December 4th. Get ready for the ROCKSHOX Pump Challenge on Friday night. See Thredbo’s new look Pump Track on the Village Green in full flight as the smooth momentum masters set the perfectly sculpted course on fire. A test of ultimate skill and stamina, as riders pump, double and manual around the 2-3 lap course without a single pedal stroke.

Online entry closes midnight 2nd December 2015
 

maxxis-flow-motionSaturday December 5th. Get ready for the Maxxis Flow Motion Cup. The Kosciuszko Flow Trail is the track for this one, it winds down the famous ski runs. This all mountain race is about endurance as there is 5km of flowing single-track to negotiate on varied terrain plus the odd flat pedal, this event can cater to most levels of riders and bikes.

Online entry closes midnight 2nd December 2015
 

Odi-whip-warsSaturday December 5th. A crowd favourite, the ODI Whip Wars will see the best riders in the country send their bike sideways off a purpose built show-time jump at the Thredbo base. This will see a mix of downhillers and free-riders come together to settle the debate of the King of Style. You may not win the main event, but you may take home some cash for a crowd-pleasing trick.

Entries available on the day

Australian-Open-Downhill

 

Sunday December 6th. The main event, the Toyota Australian Open DH on Thredbo’s famous Cannonball Downhill, will take riders to their physical and mental limits. The 3.5km course of fast, intense, non-stop gravity starts at the top of the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift and will be the best one yet. We will see the return of the old favourite, the no holds barred Thredbo Fire Road and this is exclusive to the Toyota Australian Open DH. Along with other substantial changes that will widen sections and add more fall line riding, this event also has the biggest prize purse on the Australia DH calendar.
Online entry closes midnight 2nd December 2015

 

Accommodation

Exclusive Cannonball MTB Festival deal

Thredbo has a wide range of accommodation options to suit any budget. Choose from an extensive range of hotel, lodge or apartment style accommodation for the Cannonball MTB Festival at Thredbo.

The best accommodation offer for the festival is at the Riverside Cabins where you can stay for $93* per person per night. Here are the details.

Stay in Thredbo Village close to all the festival action from just $93* per night per person with this exclusive offer.
• Valid for stays from the 4th to the 6th of December 2015
• Rates vary by property
• Minimum stays may apply
• $93.00 per person per night based on 2 people sharing a Riverside Cabins Studio/loft apartment for 2 nights. Total package price $370.00
• 50% deposit required at the time of booking
• Final payment must be made 30 days prior to arrival
• 50% cancellation fee if cancelled more than 14 days prior to arrival
• No refund for cancellation made less than 14 day prior to arrival

Click below to view all Thredbo accommodation available for the festival and search what’s best for your needs.

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