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The Australian Alpine Ascent (AAA) Triathlon Festival is specifically designed to be the world’s most gruelling set of single day challenges held within daylight hours.

After unprecedented positive feedback from our 2016 athletes, this world class event is returning in 2017 to be bigger and better than ever. This location will test even the toughest of competitors and those willing to take the challenge, “into thin air”.

From the initial swim locations of either Lake Crackenback or Lake Jindabyne (both at altitude) you will transition onto the cycle which will see you reach heights up to 1964m before throwing on your shoes for a run which will be a combination of road and trail tracks.

You’ll cross through locations like Dead Horse Gap, Perisher, Charlottes Pass, and the Thredbo Village Green; it’s brutal, but it’s beautiful and the courses have been designed to showcase the very best of the Snowy Mountains along the way.

This Festival is quickly becoming the Southern Hemispheres benchmark event, testing speed, stamina and strength and is expected to draw a world-class group of endurance athletes set to take on new heights Down Under.

Check out this article recapping the 2016 event!


2016All ResultsView results


Also on offer for the triSeries pointscore, the Standard, Sprint, Enforcer and Enticer distances will earn “DOUBLE POINTS”.

Race Name Date
Australian Alpine Ascent February 4, 2017 More information Register


Schedule will be released closer to the event.


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Official Accommodation Partner

Overlooking picturesque Lake Jindabyne, Rydges Horizons Snowy Mountains has cosy well-appointed rooms, two restaurants, a bar, indoor swimming pool, tennis courts and a games room.  It is only a few minutes’ walk into town.

Getting there

The Saturday Events start in Jindabyne near the Rydges Hotel and spectators can welcome the finishing athletes at the Town Green in Thredbo.

All events held on Sunday will be in and around the stunning Crackenback Resort.

From Sydney – follow the Hume Highway from Sydney then just south of Goulburn take the Federal Highway and travel south to Canberra. This section of the trip is on a mainly divided road. At Canberra follow the signs to the Monaro Highway to Cooma. The road then joins the Kosciuszko Rd that you follow through the town of Berridale and onto Jindabyne. Just past Jindabyne Town Centre take a left onto the Alpine Way to Thredbo. You will go through the National Park Entrance Station, and then it is only 13km to Thredbo.

From Melbourne – follow the Hume Highway from Melbourne to Wodonga. Take the Murray Valley Highway “To Wodonga / Tallagatta” exit and follow the signs “To Tallangatta” Then after passing Wodonga follow the signs to Tallangatta again on the Murray Valley Highway. You pass through the village of Koetong onto Corryong. Drive through Corryong and take the “Khancoban” turn off on your right. Once in Khancoban you are only 76kms from Thredbo. From here the drive is truly spectacular as you take in awesome views of the Main Range and discover the beauty of the Kosciuszko National Park.



rydgesRydges Horizons Snowy Mountains

The resort is less than a half hour drive to Thredbo and the Snowy Mountains ski slopes in winter and, in the off season, it makes an excellent base to explore the natural mountain scenery or enjoy water sports and trout fishing.

Overlooking picturesque Lake Jindabyne, Rydges Horizons Snowy Mountains has cosy well-appointed rooms, two restaurants, a bar, indoor swimming pool, tennis courts and a games room.  It is only a few minutes’ walk into town.  Our friendly staff will give you a warm welcome and you will feel part of the Jindabyne community in no time.

We look forward to having you stay in our special part of the Snowy Mountains.

alpineAlpine Resort Motel.

Alpine Resort Motel is situated in an elevated, quiet area of Jindabyne, just a 1-2 minute drive from the centre of town. The property offers free, secure on-site parking.

This property offers a range of accommodations, from budget rooms to spacious deluxe and lake view studios. All rooms come with heating, a DVD player, a flat-screen TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

Road Closures


Road closure notices will be available closer to the event.


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