After four successful editions of L’Étape Australia by Tour de France held in the Snowy Mountains between 2016 and 2019, Lateral Events has once again chosen the beautiful alpine region to host the first event of an exciting new series, and we present to you: Drops + Hoods – Snowy Mountains.

Drops + Hoods – Snowy Mountains is a four-day annual cycling event incorporating three disciplines of cycling:

  • Road cycling
  • Gravel cycling
  • Mountain biking

The event will take place from Thursday 2nd December to Sunday 5th December 2021 and will embrace the entire region; incorporating events in Thredbo, Perisher, Charlotte Pass, Lake Crackenback, Jindabyne, Berridale, Dalgety and everywhere between.

Importantly, Drops + Hoods will bring NSW and Jindabyne the most challenging and the highest altitude ride in Australia – 270km, +5,025m of elevation, and will take riders to 1,937m above sea level at Charlotte Pass – the highest paved road in Australia.

The Drops + Hoods program is below, with additional Mountain Bike events to be announced soon.

Thursday 2 December

Friday 3 December

Saturday 4 December

Sunday 5 December 2021



Drops + Hoods is planned to run from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th December 2021, with later dates also scheduled if COVID-19 rules out a December event. Registrations will open when restrictions are eased in NSW. We encourage you to register your interest below.

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