The Event - Snow Bike Festival | 4-Day MTB Stage Race
The Snow Bike Festival is a 4-day MTB stage race, which takes place in the wonderful region of Gstaad, Switzerland.
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The Event


The Snow Bike Festival is a 4-day mountain bike stage race that takes place in the heart of the Swiss alps. The event is the very first UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) race on snow. Over the 4 days, riders will have to tackle a short time-trial prologue and 3 stages. The 3 main stages vary in length and difficulty. Each stage is usually between 30-35km in length, with 750-1000m of climbing. There is a category for professional riders and one for amateur riders, so both UCI and non-UCI riders are welcome. Each riders overall time (time taken to complete the prologue and all 3 stages) will determine their final ranking.


More information on entry packages can be found >>here<<.


The Snow Bike Festival EXPO is the go-to-place for riders, spectators and the general public, who are looking to find out more about the newest bike advancements (MTBs, fatbikes, plusbikes and so on), interested in the latest winter fashion or just looking for a refreshing hot drink or a small meal. For companies and local businesses, the EXPO is a perfect opportunity to reach both a local and an international crowd.


For more information about the EXPO, as well a exhibitors enquiries please contact


The Snow Bike Festival takes place under UCI rules. These allow normal mountain bikes, plus bikes and fat bikes to participate in the race. Therefore riders are free to choose which bike they want to ride with. All riders are ranked in the same category, irrespective of the bike they ride with. Participants may also swap bikes between stages (i.e. ride a normal MTB for Stage 1 and then switch to a Fat Bike for Stage 2). More information can be found in our FAQ section.


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.