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Mountain Safety

MOUNTAIN BIKE RESPONSIBILITY CODE

Regardless of how you enjoy your mountain bike sport always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are inherent risks in all mountain bike recreational activities. Common sense, protective equipment and personal awareness can reduce risk. These risks include weather, visibility, surfaces as well as natural and artificial hazards such as rocks, trees, stumps, vehicles, lift towers fences and other Thredbo resort equipment.

OBSERVE THE CODE AND SHARE WITH OTHERS THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR A GREAT EXPERIENCE
1. Know your ability and always stay in control at all times. It is your responsibility to avoid other people and objects around you. It is your responsibility to stay in control on the ground and in the air.
2. Take lessons from professional instructors to learn and progress.
3. Do not stop where you obstruct the trail or are not visible from above
4. When entering a trail or starting downhill, you should look uphill and give way to other riders.
5. Before using any lift you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely and always use restraining devices.
6. Please assist if you are involved in or witness a collision or accident and identify yourself to the Bike Patrollers.
7. Do not use a lift or undertake any form of mountain biking if your ability is impaired by drugs or alcohol.
8. Keep off closed areas and obey all signs and warnings.
9. Stay on marked trails. Do not cut switchbacks.
10. Observe and obey all “Walking Zones” Dismount your bike and walk.
11. It is mandatory to wear a helmet on all trails. Full-face helmets are highly recommended on all trails.
12. Full-face helmets are mandatory on the Cannonball Downhill Trail.

KNOW THE MOUNTAIN BIKE CODE IT’S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY

FAILURE TO OBSERVE THE CODE MAY RESULT IN CANCELLATION OF YOUR TICKET OR PASS BY BIKE PATROL OR OTHER AUTHORISED PERSONNEL.

“RESPECT GETS RESPECT”

FROM THE LIFT LINE, TO THE TRAILS, THROUGH THE PARK AND THE RESORT

MTB Rider Checklist

  1. Your helmet must fit properly with fastened straps.
  2. Inspect your frame for cracks or dents.
  3. Make sure your brake pads are not worn.
  4. Front and rear axles should be tight.
  5. There should be no play or looseness in your headset.
  6. Check your tyres for wear or tears in the sidewall.
  7. Thredbo MTB requires you to have front suspension and two working brakes

E-Bike Policy

Thredbo Resort welcomes riders to use E- Bikes on designated trails within the Thredbo Mountain Bike Park, which includes our Gravity Trails accessed via the chairlift with a valid pass as well as our various Cross Country Trails on the Valley floor and lower mountain.

To ensure the safety of other riders the following restrictions will apply:

  • E-Bikes are allowed to access our gravity trails via the Chairlift only for use in one direction from top to bottom on designated trails.
  • E- Bikes and all other mountain bikes are strictly not permitted on resort mountain access roads.
  • A maximum of a 250 watt motor only.
  • E Bikes can only be pedal assist (which means no twisting throttle).
  • E-Bikes must be no more than 30kg in weight.

Drone Policy

To maximise safety for guests, employees, and resort property, Kosciuszko Thredbo Pty Ltd prohibits the unauthorised operation or use of any Remotely Piloted Aircraft or any form of Aerial Drones within our leasehold area. This includes recreational users and unauthorised commercial users – prohibiting drone use unless approved by Kosciuszko Thredbo Pty Ltd.

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