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 three-day annual cycling event incorporating two disciplines of cycling:

  • Road cycling
  • Gravel cycling

The event will take place from Friday 11th November to Sunday 13th November 2022 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 – 265km, +4,874m of elevation, and will take riders to 1,937m above sea level at Charlotte Pass – the highest paved road in Australia.

Friday 11 November

Saturday 12 November

Sunday 13 November



Drops + Hoods is planned to run from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th November 2022, with later dates also scheduled if COVID-19 rules out a November event. We encourage you to register your interest below.

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