Snow Bike Festival
The Snow Bike Festival is a 4-day mountain biking stage race that takes place in the snow covered Swiss alps. The event has seen competitors from across the globe congregate in the stunning region of GSTAAD (Switzerland), creating a genuinely international atmosphere. The world’s first UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) race on snow sees professional mountain bikers and aspiring amateurs from around the world head to the trails and slopes around GSTAAD, to compete in one of the most unique mountain biking environments in the world. The next edition of the Snow Bike Festival will take place in GSTAAD from January 18th to 21st 2018.
Riders can choose from a range of bikes to ride with; a normal mountain bike, a plusbike or a fatbike. The choice is yours! The option for riders to swap bikes between stages, adds an additional thrilling dimension to the racing, as (especially the professional riders) will not only battle it out physically on the course, but will also have to choose the best tactic, in terms of bike selection. Exciting racing is guaranteed.
The Snow Bike Festival will be run under UCI rules (for MTB stage races). The routes for the 2018 Snow Bike Festival will be published in fall 2017.
Over the 4 days, riders take on a prologue and 3 stages. In the process they will tackle 100km of snow covered trails and 2’500m of climbing.
Furthermore, riders will have the chance to compete in the thrilling Eliminator Night Race (not part of the UCI Stage Race). Small groups of riders will compete on a short specially prepared track, eliminating each other to determine the ultimate winner and it all happens under lights!