The 2017 Snow Bike Festival will take place from January 19th to 22nd in GSTAAD, Switzerland. Europe’s winter festival of snow biking returns to the stunning region of GSTAAD, with a long-term partnership in place keeping the festival in the unique region for at least the next 3 years.
The 2017 edition will feature a 4-day stage race, an Eliminator Night Race, an Expo and lots of fun for riders, supporters and spectators alike. The festival is a fantastic opportunity for MTB, Fat biking and cycling enthusiasts to dive into the world of snow biking. Furthermore, those looking to take up the sport for the first time or simply interested in this new sporting trend can get closer to the action than anywhere else.
The 4-day stage race will feature a prologue on Thursday (Jan. 19th) and then 3 main stages (from Jan. 20th to 22nd). The prologue will be a short time trial course on the beautiful winter trails around the village of Gstaad. Spectators breathing down your neck cheering you on as you tackle this unique course. The 3 main stages will vary in length and difficulty (see Routes). The scenery on these stages is stunning. Enjoy the view as you pass beneath one of the most impressive mountain ranges in the world. Push yourself as you tackle the uphill sections and then reward yourself with thrilling downhill sections on ski slopes normally reserved only for skiers.
The Eliminator Night Race is one of the action packed highlights of the entire festival. Face-off against a small group of other riders as you race under floodlights to see who can conquer the short, intense and thrilling eliminator course. A knock-out format will determine the ultimate Snow Bike Festival Eliminator champion.
The 2017 Snow Bike Festival GSTAAD is the must-attend event for all snow biking enthusiasts. Test your MTB and Fat biking skills on a new snow covered surface and experience the unique thrill of racing in the Swiss Alps.