Rider briefing: Rocky Trail Gravity Weekend | Thredbo 2019

In preparation for our gravity events in Thredbo we would like to provide our #rockytrailracers with this rider briefing – we are looking at a cold weekend, so it is important that you are aware of the cold weather forecast. – The important update is that Saturday’s RedAss Downhill Championships had to be cancelled due to the weather forecast – all information below and we’ll keep you informed with regular updates!

Official video announcement – Martin Wisata (Race Director) and Tim Windshuttle (Thredbo MTB) from Thredbo, Thu 28 March 2019 at 1:20pm



Unfortunately we have to cancel the RedAss Downhill Championships due to the bad weather forecasts with rain, high wind speeds and cold temperatures on Friday and the planned race day, Saturday 30 March 2019. The Thredbo chair lift will actually be closed on both days and we had meetings with the Thredbo MTB to make the very difficult decision to cancel the race.

The Sunday forecast looks very promising and the Fox Superflow event will go ahead – if it was unlikely to go ahead based on the information we have today, we would have made the call to cancel or postpone that event also already today. However, as at Thursday midday, the forecasts look good and in cooperation with Thredbo MTB the event will go ahead.

May we recommend to all Fox Superflow riders not to travel to Thredbo just yet and we will be in touch tomorrow as we will continue to monitor the developments overnight and will provide another update on Friday, 29 March 2019 by 12pm midday.

We will contact all weekend competitors by email this afternoon with regards to entry and lift ticket refunds related to the RedAss Downhill Championship event. – We’d like to thank you for your understanding – we just want to make sure everyone is safe and contain the inconvenience of making the long drive, so to make decisions early and keep communicating updates is really important to us.

For Sunday, we expect at this stage that the rain stops overnight and the wind dies down in the morning, however, it will still be cold. May we therefore recommend that you bring warm riding and wet weather gear to this event – we are in an Alpine region and as long as you use appropriate gear you will be fine. We continue to monitor the weather closely.

>> RedAss Downhill website | Thredbo Champs

>> Fox Superflow website | Round 1 Thredbo

Be a part of the NSW and ACT gravity racing scene with the RedAss Downhill Championships in Thredbo – full face helmets, big suspension, high-speed, rock drops, gap jumps and full gas!


Practice all day, both trails open; discounted lift ticket can be purchased at the Thredbo shop (competitors only)

SATURDAY – lift ticket included in entry fee:

  • 10 am – 1 pm Seeding runs for all DH categories – you can do multiple seeding runs within this timeframe. Your fastest run will count.
  • 1.30 pm Race runs for all DH categories (Elite and U19: slowest to fastest from seeding run | all other categories: fastest to slowest from seeding run)
  • 4 pm RedAss DH Ceremony

>> Detailed DH Schedule (scroll down)

No start order, no worries!


Practice all day, both trails open; discounted lift ticket can be purchased at the Thredbo shop (competitors only)

SUNDAY – lift ticket included in entry fee:

2 best runs of the Kosciuszko Flow Trail. Combined time counts. For U13 and U15 categories their fastest run will count (they only need to do 1 run for results).

  • 10 am – 3 pm Superflow race runs – as many as you can fit in. Your best 2 count.
  • 3 pm – 4 pm Hour of Power: the racetrack is reserved for the fastest 33% of racers based on their fastest lap time
  • approx. 4.30 pmSuperflow Ceremony

>> Detailed Fox SF Schedule (scroll down)

Race results & photos

All race photos are included in your entry fees thanks to our major and headline sponsors, RedAss Mexican Food, Fox Australia and Jetblack Products Australia with Stan’s NoTubes. You will receive a download link early next week.

Race results will be streamed LIVE on the weekend.

>> Results portal RedAss Downhill

>> Results portal Fox Superflow, sealed by Stan’s

Frequently asked questions for Thredbo:

  • Does the price include liftpass? – Yes, it includes the RACE DAY liftpass for either of the events.
  • Can I practice the track beforehand? – Yes you can. The track is open and on Friday and Saturday all racers can get a discounted lift ticket. You can purchase Friday’s ticket at the Thredbo sports shop and Saturday’s when registering online.
  • Can I enter both events? – Absolutely! You can purchase the extra entry as an add-on during the registration process.
  • Do I need a full face helmet to race the Flow track? – No you don’t, a regular helmet is sufficient. However, you do need a full face helmet for the DH track.

Accommodation Partners for 2019:

Scroll down to the detailed information and rates on the event websites.

Denman Hotel

From $65 per person per night in quad room – $220 per couple in double-room per night. Bike storage in the ski-equipment room. Après Bar open from 4pm with burgers, ribs, fried chicken etc. on the bar menu. Terrace Restaurant is open Friday, Sat and Sunday from 6pm with an a la carte menu.

Candlelight Lodge
Close to the lift and with a lockable room for the bikes. Pay $65 per person per night if you mention that you are a #rockytrailracer when making your reservation. Price incl. breakfast.

FOX Offer

Based on last year’s popularity Fox is once again offering subsidised servicing of Fox parts at the Superflow events. Check out the full details on our website.

>> Fox Offer at Fox Superflow 2019 events

Get your bike race-ready

The crew from TUNE Cycles have offered us a sweet SPECIAL Pre-Race Suspension Service at home or work exclusively for FOX Superflow Riders. Additionally they offer “mates rates” with 20% off general bike servicing & additional repair work.

>> 7 steps to get ready for the Fox Superflow

>> TUNE Cycles offer for Fox Superflow on their website

Facilities at Thredbo

First Aid: will be provided by the Thredbo MTB Crew

Tech Support: offered by Flow Mountain Bike (Mondraker Australia crew) and also in the Thredbo MTB Sports Shop

Catering: you can purchase food & drinks via the official Thredbo Resort outlets. We will meet of an evening in the Thredbo Pub.


Rocky Trail racing action in Thredbo in 2018.